New Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army invested

By U.S. ArmyMarch 16, 2017

New Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army invested
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WASHINGTON (March 16, 2017) -- The newest Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army (CASA) were invested during a ceremony conducted today at the Pentagon.

Acting Secretary of the Army, Robert M. Speer selected John T. Hargrove to represent Georgia (West); John W. Moulton, Illinois (South); and Gratton O'Neal Sealock II, Washington (East).

Hargrove has over 40 years of healthcare experience and served as vice president of corporate accounts at Johnson and Johnson and as CEO of Titan Medical. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from the University of Georgia and has completed executive management programs at Duke, Harvard, and the University of Michigan.

Moulton retired from the state of Illinois in 2003 where he served as the chief of the highway safety section for the Illinois Department of Transportation. He also served as a military analyst for joint and special operations in support of counterinsurgency doctrine in 2008-2009.

Sealock culminated 31 years of military experience in aviation and distinguished service as the deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army Cadet Command, Ft Monroe, Virginia. Upon retirement in May of 2005, he returned home to Medical Lake, Washington and assumed the position as CEO for Spokane International Airport.

CASAs are a vital part of the Army, promoting good relations between the Army and the public and advising the Secretary about regional issues.

Each state, the District of Columbia and the five U.S. territories have one or more CASAs appointed to provide a vital link between the Army and the communities for which they serve. CASAs are usually business or civic leaders who possess a keen interest in the welfare of the Army and their communities.

CASAs serve a two-year term without compensation. Terms may be extended to a total of 10 years of service. The secretary may recognize a civilian aide as a CASA emeritus after 10 years of distinguished service.

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