Secretary Geren visits 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command in Iraq

By Staff Sgt. Gary Hawkins, 215th MPAD, 3rd ESC Public AffairsSeptember 23, 2008

The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, is briefed by Brig. Gen. Michael Lally, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general and Lt. Col. Gerald Hadley, Task Force 1-293 Infantry Battalion Commander, on the many different types of equipment used by Soldiers in Iraq. Geren, the 20th Secretary of the Army, visited Joint Base Balad to receive updates on current operations, visit Soldiers, meet with Army leadership, and asses future Army requirements to support combatant commanders.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, is briefed by Brig. Gen. Michael Lally, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) commanding general and Lt. Col. Gerald Hadley, Task Force 1-293 Infantry Battalion Commander, on the many different types of equipment used by Soldiers in Iraq. Geren, the 20th Secretary of the Army, visited Joint Base Balad to receive updates on current operations, visit Soldiers, meet with Army leadership, and asses future Army requirements to support combatant commanders. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Gary Hawkins, 215th MPAD, 3rd ESC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Keeping with Army tradition, the senior ranking member in attendance, Secretary of the Army Geren, follows Soldiers through the dining facility line while visiting Army Reserve and National Guard noncommissioned officers at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. While at JBB, Geren also visited the 3d ESC joint operations center, support operations fusion cell, and attended an Iraqi Business Industrial Zone briefing.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Keeping with Army tradition, the senior ranking member in attendance, Secretary of the Army Geren, follows Soldiers through the dining facility line while visiting Army Reserve and National Guard noncommissioned officers at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. While at JBB, Geren also visited the 3d ESC joint operations center, support operations fusion cell, and attended an Iraqi Business Industrial Zone briefing. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Gary Hawkins, 215th MPAD, 3rd ESC Public) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, poses for a photo with 3rd ESC Soldiers and Hoosier members of 2nd Platoon, Company Team Delta, 1-293rd Infantry Battalion today during his visit to Joint Base Balad, Iraq.  While at JBB, Geren also met with company - grade officers and visited wounded Soldiers and Airmen at the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, poses for a photo with 3rd ESC Soldiers and Hoosier members of 2nd Platoon, Company Team Delta, 1-293rd Infantry Battalion today during his visit to Joint Base Balad, Iraq. While at JBB, Geren also met with company - grade officers and visited wounded Soldiers and Airmen at the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Gary Hawkins, 215th MPAD, 3rd ESC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, presents coins of excellence to ESC Soldiers (from left to right) MSG David Elmore - Indianapolis Indiana, PFC Amanda Tucker - Fort Knox, Kentucky, and MAJ Harry Matsumoto - Seattle, Washington during his visit to the 3rd ESC at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, presents coins of excellence to ESC Soldiers (from left to right) MSG David Elmore - Indianapolis Indiana, PFC Amanda Tucker - Fort Knox, Kentucky, and MAJ Harry Matsumoto - Seattle, Washington during his visit to the 3rd ESC at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Gary Hawkins, 215th MPAD, 3rd ESC Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL