Produced by Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson The 9th Mission Support Command is the Army Reserve of the Pacific. Our command spans the entirety of the Pacific, from Washington State in the West to South Korea in the East. Our Soldiers offer essential skills and capability to U.S. Army Pacific, the U.S. Army and the Joint Force. Our Soldiers cultural and familial backgrounds are tied to the many nations in the region. We are the Pacific, we have skin in the game.
1st. Lt Melissa Ching of the 9th MSC was able to get a jump start on her military and civilian career by becoming a U.S. Army Reserve Minuteman Scholar. As a Minuteman Scholar you’ll be able to pursue a civilian career, attend college full-time, live where you choose, access to affordable and low-cost medical, dental, and life insurance benefits, receive education benefits and tuition assistance, build for retirement, learn additional job skills/ increase employment prospects, and much more.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 368th MP Brigade conduct area security during their annual training in support of the INDOPACOM Exercise Valiant Shield at Anderson Airforce Base, Guam June 10. Valiant Shield ensures the Joint Force maintains the advantage against long-term competitors seeking to undermine the rules-based international order and the free and open Indo-Pacific that bolsters Indo-Pacific Security upon which global prosperity rests.
The 411th Engineering Battalion conducted training for Soldiers, at Schofield Barracks on June 2 through June 5. The unit, which falls under the 9th Mission Support Command, training and field exercises were part of a scheduled battle assembly for the Army Reserve unit.
To improve overall unit readiness by increasing the number of crew-served weapons qualified personnel, 322nd Civil Affairs Brigade Soldiers participated Operation Pacific Steel, a consolidated crew-served weapons qualification course at Fort Shafter Flats and Schofield Barracks Jan. 31 through Feb 5. The annual operation focuses on subject matter expert training and ground crew-served weapons qualifications for 9th Mission Support Command direct reporting units.
Video by: Staff Sgt. Odinger Mitchell The 100/442 mortar platoon spent the second week of January conducting mortar live-fire training at PTA. The purpose of the week-long training exercise was to increase weapon’s familiarity, improve platoon and squad proficiency and set the conditions for a successful battalion-wide collective training exercise during the battalion’s upcoming annual training this summer. In this video, Sgt. 1st Class Ryan Makinano describes the training.
The mortar platoon and company mortar sections of the 100th Battalion 44nd Infantry conducted an integrated live fire exercise with aviation assets provided by the Hawaii Army National Guard last week while at Pohakuloa Training Area
Video by: Staff Sgt. Odinger Mitchell On November 18, 2021, the 9th MSC’s Pacific Pride Paddlers (P3) had the honor and privilege of escorting the USS Daniel K. Inouye into Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam. Six canoes paddled alongside the “Go For Broke” destroyer for her last mile into Merry Point Mooring. As she docked, all paddlers saluted the Sailors lined along the deck by raising their paddles to say, “Job well done and welcome home.”
Today we take a look at the chaplain team in Operations in Pacific Island Countries. The chaplain team consists of Chaplain Daniel Leiter and Staff Sergeant Jonathan Martin. Take a look as they discuss their time spent in Palau.
U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 9th Mission Support Command take part in a Pre-Jungle School Course, July 22 2021, at the Lightning Academy in Wahiawa, Hawaii. The 5 day course exposed the soldiers to a variety of skills and abilities that Jungle School is designed to impart soldiers with upon completion of the full school.
9th Mission Support Command Medical Planner Capt. Andrea Araullo discusses her stay in Palau thus far and what she hope to accomplish. Her visit so far helped lay the groundwork for possible future medical rotational engagements. Capt. Araullo also discusses support for outreach, screening, community health education and prevention; establishment of a wellness program; a Mobile Dental Clinic for dental screenings of school-aged children; behavioral health support for first responders, children and U.S. veterans. Subject matter expert engagements like these build and enhance relationships and partner capacity with the community of Palau.
9th Mission Support Command exercises talent management
Col. Paul Vencill (Front, left) and other Officers from the 9th Mission Support Command, U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, U.S. Army Pacific, Special Operations Command Pacific, 18th Medical Command, 7th Battalion Army Reserve Career Group and the 311th Signal Command (Theater) note the names on the Talent Management (TM) draft board during a forum at Ft. Shafter Flats on Feb 2, 2023. The Talent Management board was conducted using a professional sports league draft style approach where Soldiers with good potential or in need of growth as identified by their leadership were considered “free agents”.
Feb. 7, 2023 - The 9th Mission Support Command conducted its first ever Talent Management Board on Feb 2, 2023. There were several other units involved in the Pacific centric forum including multicomponent and Individual Mobilization...

Staff Sgt. William Murray leaves behind legacy of dedicated service to 9th MSC
Staff Sgt. William Murray poses for a photo with his daughter, Ophelia.
Jan. 26, 2023 - It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Staff Sgt. William Murray, a beloved husband, father, and friend. Murray was only 40 years old when he lost his courageous battle with cancer...

9th MSC first in Army Reserve to implement VSAT VPN
Staff Sgt. Tima Siatuu, Spc. Lydia McKinney, Sgt. 1st Class Julia George, and Sgt. Tierra-Lyn Cuba, 9th Mission Support Command, 322nd Civil Affairs Battalion, assemble the upgraded Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Satellite system as part of a familiarization class at Fort Shafter, HI on Dec. 22nd 2022.
Jan. 20, 2023 - The 9th Mission Support Command is the first command in the U.S. Army Reserve to implement the use of VPN with the Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Satellite Communications system. This VSAT system allows the 9th MSC to...

9th MSC Soldiers Support Yama Sakura 83
Soldiers of the 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB) pose with a Yama Sakura exercise banner at Camp Kengun, Japan on Dec 14, 2022. Soldier of the 303rd MEB provided a response cell to the 7th Infantry Division and the Western Army of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force at Camp Kengun, Japan during the length of the exercise.
Dec. 22, 2022 - Since 1982 the United States has participated in a joint bi-lateral exercise with Japan and other nations around the Pacific Region called Yama Sakura. This year the 9th Mission Support Command (9th MSC) participated in Yama...

Exercise Cartwheel 2022: Building the future for children
Soldiers from 1st Platoon, 797th Vertical Engineer Company from Barrigada, Guam, U.S. Army Reserve, pose with the home flag of Guam in front of the completed joint construction project with the Republic of Fiji Military Force Engineers at the Ratu Nalevawada school during Exercise Cartwheel 2022, Nadi, Fiji September 23, 2022. Our forward posture, highly reliant on military-to-military relationships, illustrates our value on our allies and partners and our enduring commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific.
Sept. 28, 2022 - Soldiers from the U.S. Army Reserve, 1st Platoon, 797th Engineer Company from Barrigada, Guam, and Republic of Fiji Military Force (RFMF) Engineers were assigned to build a new auditorium and walkway for the Ratu Nalevawada...

9th Mission Support Command rehearses rapid home mobilization station on Big Island
The 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) Commander Brig. Gen. Mark Siekman speaks with support staff during the rapid home mobilization rehearsal at Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) on the Big Island of Hawaii. 9th MSC Commander, Brig. Gen. Mark Siekman paid a visit to PTA, to oversee the proceedings of the rehearsal, which was designed to prepare Soldiers for mobilization, using Soldiers from the 3301st Mobilization Support Battalion (MSB) and other support staff.

Photo by Sgt. Adrianne Tuante
Sept. 27, 2022 - The Indo-Pacific area of operations covers nearly half of the Earth’s surface. Within this vital region it is imperative that Army Reserve Soldiers are utilized in the most efficient and effective means possible. With the...

U.S. military forces join counterparts from other nations for Exercise Cartwheel 2022 on Fiji
Members of the 3rd Battalion, Fiji Infantry Regiment sing and pass around Kava during the opening ceremony to start off Exercise Cartwheel 2022 at Black Rock Camp, Fiji. Military-to-military training improves the readiness not only for U.S. and RFMF forces but for all nations participating, increasing capabilities to respond to a crisis and contingencies. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Guffey 343rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
Sept. 13, 2022 - Soldiers participated in the opening ceremony for Exercise Cartwheel at Black Rock Camp, Fiji, Sept. 12, 2022.Exercise Cartwheel is a multilateral military-to-military training exercise with the Republic of Fiji Military,...

Army Reserve Soldiers build roads and community relations
Construction engineers Sgt. El Jessica Balajadia from the 797th Engineer Vertical Construction Company and Sgt. Robert Laux from the 297th Engineer Company, place large rocks into the skid-steer bucket during road clearing operations. Army Engineer Companies from Hawaii, Guam, America Samoa, and Alaska are constructing an access road from Old Harbor to a water source where a proposed hydroelectric plant will be built. (Photo by Sgt 1st Class Edwin Basa, 305th MPAD)
Aug. 9, 2022 - Army Reserve Soldiers from units around the Pacific have assembled in a very rural location in Alaska to help with the development of a community, testing their mettle while strengthening bonds among the local residents...

Community and 9th MSC build road to hope
U.S. Army Reserve Soldier Sgt. Gerald Roberts from the 297th Engineer Company operates an excavator to move construction material onto the developing road in Old Harbor, Alaska, July 26, 2022. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Mark Perchatsch)
Aug. 1, 2022 - Every summer Cynthia Berns charters a 30-minute flight to her childhood home, a place tucked away only to be reached by plane or boat. On a sunny summer morning she walks on the fishing docks toward her father’s boat. The...

Army Reserve engineers develop new road in rural Alaska
U.S. Army Reserve Soldier Staff Sgt. Emmanuel Pasion with the 871st Engineer Company operates an excavator on the construction site for the developing road in Old Harbor, Alaska, July 16, 2022. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Teresa Cantero)
July 28, 2022 - Army Reserve Soldiers of the 297th, 797th, and 871st Engineer Companies, 411th Engineer Battalion, 303rd Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 9th Mission Support Command, are constructing a road on Kodiak Island for the residents of...
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