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    175th Financial Support Center Embraces New Colors

    175th Financial Support Center Embraces New Colors

    Photo By Spc. Kyler L Chatman | Commanding General of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Maj. Gen. David Wilson,...... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. Richard Perez 

    8th Theater Sustainment Command



    Story by Staff Sgt. Richard Perez

    8th Theatre Sustainment Command Public Affairs

    175th Financial Support Center Embraces New Colors

    FORT SHAFTER, H.I. — The 175th Financial Management Support Center, 8th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Shafter, Hawaii uncased their new unit colors in a redeployment and redesignation ceremony Aug. 24, hosted by Maj. Gen. David Wilson, commander of the 8th TSC.

    The ceremony officially marked their return from a nine-month deployment in support of Operation Spartan Shield. During Spartan Shield they provided financial operations while serving as the principal advisor.

    Originally known as the 175th Finance Disbursing Section, the financial support center was activated on Nov. 1, 1944. The unit accomplished a history of distinguished service during WWII, the Cold War, and the Global War on Terror. The 175th FMSC relocated from Korea to Fort Shafter on Oct. 16, 2013, and upon arrival it was reorganized under the 8th TSC. Shortly after arriving to Hawaii, the unit deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Resolute Support, where they provided financial management oversight from May 2015 to April 2016. Their latest deployment supported Operations Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan, Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria, and Task Force Sinai in Egypt.

    The seventy-six year old financial support unit successfully transported and secured over 50 million dollars into the U.S. Central Command Theater during their latest deployment.

    “Despite having to deploy and operate under the constraints of the COVID 19 pandemic you exceeded the expectations of the U.S. Army Central, the 1st Theater Sustainment Command, as well as the 8th TSC,” said Maj. Gen. Wilson. “You took this challenge on in a unique and complex environment, and were able to achieve a multitude of missions. As we welcome you back home here to Hawaii, I could not be more proud of your accomplishments. I could not be more proud of you and your families and this entire unit as a whole.”

    After the redeployment ceremony and uncasing of the 175th FMSC colors, the colors were retired. The unit was officially renamed the 175th Financial Support Center as the ceremony shifted to the redesignation portion of the event. The new colors were unveiled by the 175th FISC command team, Col. Letsy Perez-Marsden and Sgt. Maj. Ronald Oyardo.

    The 175th FISC continues to be an enduring, functional organization that supports missions worldwide and within the sustainment command.

    “We are excited to implement our lessons learned from the CENTCOM Theater to the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Theater, providing oversight of all things finance,” said Perez-Marsden. “Rest assured that the 175th FISC is ready because we’re staying ready, and we continue to sustain our craft in order to execute our mission today.”

    The finance center trains and remains ready to deploy in order to provide technical oversight to CENTCOM theater area of operations.

    “I must reveal a powerful secret behind all this success,” Perez-Marsden said. “It is definitely our ‘ohana.’ Without the unconditional support of our families and our rear detachment leaders, we would not be standing here today to celebrate this moment. They were truly our motivation and loyal fans to whom we will forever be grateful.”



    Date Taken: 08.24.2021
    Date Posted: 08.30.2021 22:24
    Story ID: 404099
    Location: FORT SHAFTER , HI, US 

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