Army Logistics Changes Command

By SGT. MAJ. MARK SWART Public Affairs

Pacific Theater’s senior Army logistics welcomed a new commanding officer July 23 at Hamilton Field. Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons relinquished command of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command to Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III during the ceremony hosted by Gen. Vincent K. Brooks, U.S. Army Pacific commander.

The 8th TSC is responsible for synchronizing logistics and supply efforts for land operations throughout the Pacific region. The unit boasts more than 8,000 troops representing 167 different skill sets, including 35 unique capabilities such as military police, explosive ordnance disposal, Army watercraft, dive, engineer, transportation and sustainment operations.

“Battles have been won and lost because of logistics, and the sustainment of our forces is essential, especially considering the tyranny of distance we face in the Pacific,” Brooks said. “We rely on this command for our Army, joint and multinational operations at the tactical and strategic levels across the globe.”

Lyons applauded the service of 8th TSC troops, civilians and families, noting: “It has been an absolute honor and privilege to have been a part of this unit these past two years as our National Security Strategy pivots to the Pacific.”

Brooks said that Lyons’ logistics skills, experience and vision brought tremendous accomplishments in setting the theater for this new era, and that with Dorman, the TSC was getting another great logistician to lead the unit.

Dorman last served at the Pentagon as the deputy G4 for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff.

The Lyons family is heading to Fort Lee, Va., where he will assume command of the Combined Arms Support Command and the Army Sustainment Center of Excellence.