SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii — U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii will bid a fond farewell to its current senior enlisted advisor Friday, March 25, at 1:30 p.m. Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Oliver II relinquishes responsibility as the senior enlisted advisor for the command.

Oliver’s tenure here has been marked by his passion for taking care of Soldiers, Army families, and the broader garrison across Hawaii through the COVID pandemic, the Red Hill housing and Aliamanu Military Reservation water response, and numerous other challenges that come with leading Soldiers.

The incoming senior enlisted advisor, Command Sgt. Maj. Wise, who will arrive on island in May, is coming to Hawaii from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, from the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

When: Friday, March 25; 1:30 p.m.

Where: Wheeler Army Airfield, Wahiawa, Hawaii

Who: Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Oliver II, outgoing Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii

Command Sgt. Maj. Derek G. Wise incoming Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii (not present)

Why:  News media will have the opportunity to photograph and video the formal relinquishment of responsibility ceremony. Event speakers will be available for interviews post-ceremony. 

Escort: News media planning to attend should contact U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii

Public Affairs by 4 p.m., March 24, to coordinate access to the military installation.

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Mike Donnelly, Public Affairs; 808-398-9407;

Rick Black, Public Affairs; 808-656-3154;

ABOUT U.S. ARMY GARRISON HAWAII: U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii is the Army’s home in Hawaii and encompasses 22 Army installations and facilities on Oahu and Hawaii Island. The garrison is responsible for the infrastructure, housing, and Soldier and family support services for more than 93,000 service members, military families, retirees and civilians.