FORT SHAFTER, HI –
The 9th Mission Support Command (MSC) held a week-long ‘Warrior Spirit’ workshop to begin the month of December at Fort Shafter Flats.
The workshop entitled, ‘Mana o ke Koa’ in Hawaiian language, which translates to ‘Spirit of the Warrior’ was organized by the 9th MSC G-3/5/7, which manages operations, plans and training for the command.
“The purpose of the conference was to use a training workshop and forum to understand how to make our warriors ready. We want to ensure we place our warriors in the right place, at the right time, thus supporting the theater commander’s strategic objectives,” said Col. Dominique Cummings, Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7.
“The desired end state of the workshop is to ensure 9 MSC subordinate commands understand our mission and are prepared for operations across the competition continuum,” added Cummings.
Beyond creating a shared understanding for all attendees, the workshop also served as a means of greater connectivity for all units with the 9th MSC.
“For new operations and training non-commissioned officers in the command, the workshop helps inform them of what the G-3/5/7 staff can do for them, our processes, our expectations and the simple act of associating a face to an email outlook profile helps build better relationships and overall familiarity,” said Lt. Col. Christopher Robinson, the lead project officer for the workshop.
Brig. Gen. Jay Bartholomees, Deputy Chief of Staff U.S. Army Pacific G-3/5/7 also spoke at the workshop to help the units of the 9th MSC understand their role in supporting the ‘Theater Army in the Pacific’.
“Ultimately, what we were trying to support in executing this workshop was our commander’s first line of effort, ‘People; develop, protect, invest’,” said Mr. Kimo Dunn, the deputy G-3/5/7 for the 9th MSC. “Workshops like this help us to develop our leaders, train better trainers and ensure the Soldiers of this command are trained and prepared to execute operations quickly and decisively.”