FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – Four Soldiers retired Jan. 27 at the Quarterly Installation Retirement Ceremony hosted by Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) at Brown Parade Field.
“Combined, these Soldiers have served this great nation a total of 103 years…think about that for a moment…. 103 years of experience, leadership and knowledge,” emphasized Maj. Gen. Christopher L. Eubank, commanding general of NETCOM. “103 years of being members of the best military and team in the world.”
The Army celebrated the careers of Col. Mark R. Baggett, command psychologist for the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence (USAICoE); Maj. Robert K. Freyou, executive officer for the 304th Military Intelligence (MI) Battalion; Chief Warrant Officer 5 Joseph C. Sacci, course manager and instructor for Bravo Company, 304th MMI Bn.; and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Eric A. Gorden, technical advisor for the Signals Intelligence Discipline at USAICoE.
“Each of you have been members of this great team, and you’ve been on the leading edge of worldwide change,” Eubank said.
These Soldiers served in combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping missions around the globe, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon, Bosnia, Ukraine, Syria, Mozambique, Chile and Paris.
“Today you are an Army Veteran, a retiree, a Soldier for Life,” Eubank said. “Someone who will inspire future generations of Soldiers.
“I challenge you to seek opportunities to be leaders in your communities, wherever you may go,” he advised. “Continue to tell your story, to inspire others, and to help other Americans understand the valuable opportunities our Army has to offer through your stories and experiences.”
(Editor’s note: Complete photo coverage of the event is available online at 2023-01-27 Quarterly IRC | Flickr.)
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Fort Huachuca is home to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command/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.
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