Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Jason Shepherd, USARPAC Public Affairs
State Sen. Will Espero, Chair, Public Safety and Military Affairs Committee, greets Lt. Gen. Benjamin R. Mixon, commanding general, United States Army, Pacific, Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph P. Zettlemoyer, command sergeant major, USARPAC, and Master Sgt. Barbara Rubio, chief paralegal, USARPAC, during a ceremony held in the state capitol Feb. 25. Espero co-sponsored a resolution in the Hawaii State Senate naming 2009 as the Year of the NCO. The State House of Representatives also passed a similar resolution. Hawaii is the first state to pass such resolutions.