FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – Five Soldiers retired on Oct. 21 at the Quarterly Installation Retirement Ceremony held at Brown Parade Field closing the history books on a combined 13 combat tours and 102 years of service.
Maj. Gen. Anthony Hale, commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE) & Fort Huachuca, presided over the ceremony celebrating the careers of four enlisted personnel and one officer.
“One consistent message woven through all these [Soldiers’] stories was the desire to continue service beyond their retirements,” Hale emphasized. “Instilling the sense of duty and belongingness only comes from an excellent organizational culture.
“Most military members will agree it is not the job that makes them leave or stay; it’s the people.”
Families, friends and colleagues attended to congratulate the new retirees: Maj. Tobias I. Scott, deputy operations officer at USAICoE; Sgt. 1st Class David A. Anderson, senior satellite communications operations NCO for Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM); Sgt. 1st Class Jarrett J. Martin, senior instructor for the 35F Intelligence Analyst Level 10 All-Source Intelligence Committee, Alpha Company, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion; Sgt. 1st Class Kristopher A Donath, operations sergeant, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, NETCOM; Sgt. 1st Class Henry J. Morales, instructor for the Military Intelligence Senior Leader Course, 4th MI Brigade, 102nd Training Division.
“I always tell everybody that [being an instructor] is the best job I ever had outside of deployment,” Scott said. “Teaching is the most rewarding; you can see the fruits of your labor.”
Scott has combined 24 years of service in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Navy.
Scott will continue to be part of the USAICoE community as an instructor.
“I would be remiss if I didn’t remind you that retirement is by no means the end of your Army journey,” Hale advised. “Let me say this as plainly as I can – there is no ‘former’.
“You are Soldiers for life. The Soldier for life mindset is a holistic approach to the military life cycle of every Soldier. The Army takes care of its teammates by ensuring Soldiers start strong, serve strong and reintegrate into the next chapter strong.
“Our nation owes you all a huge debt of gratitude,” Hale concluded.
# # #
Fort Huachuca is home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM)/9th Army Signal Command and more than 48 supported tenants representing a diverse, multiservice population. Our unique environment encompasses 946 square miles of restricted airspace and 2,500 square miles of protected electronic ranges, key components to the national defense mission.
Located in Cochise County, in southeast Arizona, about 15 miles north of the border with Mexico, Fort Huachuca is an Army installation with a rich frontier history. Established in 1877, the Fort was declared a national landmark in 1976.
We are the Army’s Home. Learn more at https://home.army.mil/huachuca/.