Yongsan garrison commander shares vision, philosophy
August 6, 2012
YONSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea (August 9, 2012) -- Col. Michael E. Masley, the new garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, conveyed his philosophy and shared them with Community members during his commander's briefing at the South Post Chapel, Aug. 3.
Masley spoke with U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan's Soldier and Civilian workforce about exercising full responsibility for providing garrison-wide services in support of over 21,000 community partners the day after he had assumed responsibilities as the garrison commander for U.S. Army Garrison, or USAG, Yongsan.
Following a brief introduction of himself and what he valued most, Masley discussed his expectations for the Yongsan Community. He highlighted the role that servicemembers stationed on the peninsula should play.
"We, the United States Army, are here to bring the conflict to an end quickly and we will maintain our commitment to the greatest and strongest alliance, the Republic of Korea-U.S., or ROK-U.S., alliance," Masley said.
Masley also emphasized sticking to Army values and exercising integrity. According to Masley, mistakes are understandable but fraud, sexual assault and drug abuse is not.
He also stated that it was crucial for Installation Management Command Pacific and garrison staff members to work together to deliver efficient quality-based support operations.
After sharing his thoughts, the garrison staff was given the opportunity to ask questions and express their opinions.
"I think it was really good from the new garrison commander to talk on his first day of command," Sgt. Angel Rivera, Headquarters and Headquarters Company USAG Yongsan said. "That way he let Soldiers and Civilians in USAG Yongsan know what his expectations and priorities are. It also is a great way to get to know and clarify any question about our new garrison commander, Col. Masley."
Receiving his commission as a 2nd Lieutenant through the U.S. Army Reserve Officer's Training Corps from the Virginia Military Institute, Masley served in a variety of positions including brigade operations officer, officer account manager and battalion executive officer at USAG Yongsan.
Masley recently served as the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan and the Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan, Director CJ1.