SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii — Community members are invited to participate in a special virtual ceremony, Tuesday, as U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii’s top leader changes command.

Col. Thomas Barrett will relinquish command of Hawaii’s second largest “city” to Col. Daniel Misigoy in an intimate ceremony this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Viewers can watch live at 10 a.m., July 28, on the garrison’s Facebook page,

Barrett’s two years at the garrison have been marked by a passion to resolve housing and barracks crises with reform, strategic advancements of infrastructure, commitment to the environment and Army training land retention, and enhancing the quality of life for Soldiers and families. Most recently, his leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic has been instrumental in safeguarding the community’s health and maintaining open lines of communication through regular live-streamed nightly updates and town halls. His next assignment is with the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command as the Deputy for Strategy and Policy.

As garrison commander, Misigoy will support more than 97,000 Soldiers, families, retirees and civilian employees on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii. Similar to a city manager, he will be responsible for managing operations and services across 22 Army installations, including Schofield Barracks, Fort Shafter, Wheeler Army Airfield, Tripler Army Medical Center, Fort DeRussy, and others.

Misigoy previously served in Hawaii from 2015 to 2017 with the 25th Infantry Division. He is returning to the islands after most recently serving as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G4, NATO Rapid Deployment Corps, Turkey.