U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) recently welcomed a new Deputy Garrison Manager, Ken Musselwhite.
Musselwhite comes with a wealth of experience: he spent 28 years in the Army and has served another ten years in civil service.
Musselwhite begin his civilian career in South Korea as a plans specialist and moved to the position of lead plans specialist in the five years he spent there. Before leaving Korea, he was named the Chief of the Plans, Analysis and Integration Office at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin. While at Fort McCoy Musselwhite was accepted into the Defense Senior Leader Development Program.
For the last two and a half years Musselwhite attended the Air War College. A requirement of the Defense Senior Leader Development Program took him back to Korea for an experiential assignment.
“You go to do a project and it’s supposed to give you a broadening experience,” explains Musselwhite.
At U.S. Forces Korea headquarters he was given the opportunity to work on a joint staff and side-by-side with engineers coordinating and developing theater master plans.
“Before going into the Defense Senior Leadership program, I was very focused on my specific programs. Working on that assignment helped me see there is a whole lot more and you have to consider a whole lot more in order to be effective.”
Factoring the collateral effects of a decision is an important step for the Deputy Garrison Manager. He oversees the Garrison directors who lead the personnel who operate the “city” functions on the installation such as the police, fire department, operations, public works, and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program.