Garrison commander holds town hall
Lt. Col. Frank Sobchak, U.S. Army Garrison-Natick commander, speaks to garrison employees at his Jan. 8 town hall as incoming Sgt. Maj. Robert Beausoleil listens.

NATICK, Mass. -- In his first town hall of 2013 on Jan. 8, U.S. Army Garrison-Natick Commander Lt. Col. Frank Sobchak introduced his incoming sergeant major, looked back on the achievements of 2012, and ahead to the potential challenges of the new year.

Sgt. Maj. Robert Beausoleil spoke to garrison employees at Hunter Auditorium, telling them about his background and outlining what he hopes to accomplish at Natick over the next two years.

"I am glad to be here," Beausoleil said. "I look forward to making some changes, making things better, but I need your help to do that. I need your support. Thank you for what you do on a daily basis."

Sobchak reviewed 2012 garrison highlights and also thanked those in attendance.

"All of that happened because of your hard work," Sobchak said. "I appreciate your dedication and efforts."

Sobchak, who detailed his short- and long-term priorities, said potential cuts in Defense spending over the coming months could have direct impacts on Natick, including hiring freezes, shutdowns and furloughs.

"We could have issues that will affect us here at the garrison or the installation at large," Sobchak said. "To be quite honest, we don't know what we don't know."

Sobchak also presented awards. Steve Chromiak was named garrison employee of the fourth quarter, and Primo Borelli and Louis Rossi Jr. were recognized for 25 years and 10 years, respectively, of government service.

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