December 6, 2016 –
CAMP AS SAYLIYAH, Qatar --The 1st Human Resources Sustainment Center Soldiers completed their nine-month deployment to the Middle East and transferred their authority to the 14th HRSC during a ceremony Dec. 6, 2016 at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.
Army Reserve Brig. Gen. Bruce E. Hackett, deputy commanding general of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command-Operational Command Post, presided over the ceremony and welcomed the 14th HRSC leadership and Soldiers to the 1st TSC-OCP.
Hackett recognized the accomplishments of the 1st HRSC and how essential the Adjutant General Corps is to the mission in the U.S. Army Central Command area of responsibility.
“1st HRSC Soldiers have kept a sharp eye on the theater human resources,” said Hackett. “You’ve helped ensured our Coalition forces are ready and properly supported as we generate more combat power to root out and defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.”
Among the many accomplishments of the 1st HRSC, Hackett pointed out that during the deployment the 1st HRSC provided personnel accountability for more than 70,000 deployed personnel, ensured delivery of over 22 million pounds of mail, and provided APO mail services at 22 locations in the Middle East.
“Additionally, the 1st HRSC also sustained the 24/7 theater casualty operations center, which managed over 850 casualty case reports with precision and timeliness,” said Hackett.
Moreover, a select group of Soldiers from the 1st HRSC received a coin during the ceremony from Sgt. Maj. Annette C. Townsend, the senior enlisted advisor of the 14th HRSC, 1st TSC-OCP, as a token of appreciation for assisting and guiding the Soldiers of the 14th HRSC as they transitioned into their roles in the theater of operations.
Army Col. Angela L. Bowie, director of the 14th HRSC, thanked the leadership and Soldiers of the 1st HRSC for their patience and knowledge shared during the transition. “It is our intent to build upon the success and hope to take it to the next level,” said Bowie as she referred to the mission inherited.
Bowie, a Chicago native, has been the director of the 14th HRSC since October 2015. At the 14th HRSC, she directs and leads a modular multi-functional unit that provides training to HR units in preparation for deployment.
She has inherited the human resources functions of the 1st HRSC to serve as the principal human resources advisor for the 1st TSC-OCP in Qatar.