125th Finance Battalion Organizes Under 8th Theater Sustainment Command
Maj. Gen. Jered P. Helwig, commander of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, and Command Sgt. Maj. Brain J. Morrison, command sergeant major for the 8th TSC, place the 8th TSC shoulder insignia on Lt. Col. Leviticus D. Pope, commander for the 125th Finance Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th TSC, and Command Sgt. Maj. Craig A. Rodland, command sergeant major for the 125th Finance Battalion, 8th MP Brigade, left shoulder sleeve, officially reorganizing the 125th Finance Battalion from under 25th Infantry Division to under the 8th MP Brigade, 8th TSC, Scofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 16, 2023.

Theater financial operations are being restructured from under divisions to expeditionary sustainment commands, or theater sustainment commands in support of large scale combat operations. It also unencumbers divisions, provides additional flexibility, and mass finance capability when needed across theater. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Tristan Moore)
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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – The 125th Finance Battalion holds a patching ceremony to celebrate the reorganization from under 25th Infantry Division to under the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 16, 2023.

“The Paymasters have routinely set the standard and enabled mission success,” said Maj. Gen. Jered P. Helwig, 8th Theater Sustainment Commanding General. “Particularly during Talisman Saber earlier this year.”

125th Finance Battalion Organizes Under 8th Theater Sustainment Command
Maj. Gen. Jered P. Helwig, commander of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, addresses Soldiers of 125th Finance Battalion during a patching ceremony, Scofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 16, 2023.

The 125th Finance Battalion held a patching ceremony to celebrate the reorganization from under 25th Infantry Division to under the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

Theater financial operations are being restructured from under divisions to expeditionary sustainment commands, or theater sustainment commands in support of large scale combat operations. It also unencumbers divisions, provides additional flexibility, and mass finance capability when needed across theater. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Tristan Moore)
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Theater financial operations are being restructured from under divisions to expeditionary sustainment commands, or theater sustainment commands in support of large scale combat operations. It also unencumbers divisions, provides additional flexibility, and mass finance capability when needed across theater.

On July 16, 2022 the 125th Finance Corps was stood up underneath the 25th Division Sustainment Brigade, 25th ID. The finance corps is the smallest branch of the Army. Its mission is to fund Army, Joint, and Combined Operations; provide timely commercial vendor and contract payments; pay and disbursing services, banking and currency services, and limited accounting on an area basis.

125th Finance Battalion Organizes Under 8th Theater Sustainment Command
Maj. Gen. Jered P. Helwig, commander of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, leads the 125th Finance Battalion in singing the Army song during a patching ceremony, Scofield Barracks, Hawaii, Oct. 16, 2023.

The 125th Finance Battalion held a patching ceremony to celebrate the reorganization from under 25th Infantry Division to under the 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

Theater financial operations are being restructured from under divisions to expeditionary sustainment commands, or theater sustainment commands in support of large scale combat operations. It also unencumbers divisions, provides additional flexibility, and mass finance capability when needed across theater. (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Tristan Moore)
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“The [25th Infantry] Division phenomenally employed Paymasters throughout the region, expertly cared for the Paymaster soldiers, and their families, and continues to provide world class-support in garrison,” said Helwig. “Paymasters, welcome to the [8th] TSC ohana”