Salutes & Awards

August 8, 2014

NETCOM commander receives second star

Tags:
Eric Hortin
NETCOM Public Affairs Office

Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, commanding general of U.S. Army Cyber Command/Second Army, administers the Oath of Allegiance during the promotion ceremony of Maj. Gen. John Morrison Jr., commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command.

The commanding general of U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command was promoted to major general in a ceremony Monday in front of Greely Hall here. Maj. Gen. John Morrison Jr. was promoted to his new rank by Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, commanding general of the U.S. Army Cyber Command/Second Army.

“I first met John when I took command of Army Cyber a little over 11 months ago,” Cardon said. “I will just tell you that I am simply amazed by what he’s able to do. It was no surprise to me that — as time progressed — the Army selected him to come here to NETCOM as a one-star, which is normally a two-star command; and here we are today pinning that second star on him.”

Cardon praised Morrison for his accomplishments throughout his time commanding units in Southwest Asia, the Balkans, and most recently as the commanding general of the 7th Signal Command (Theater). Cardon predicted Morrison will see more opportunities in the future, possibly pinning on another star.

“But he will never say that,” Cardon said, referring to Morrison’s humble nature. “That’s not the way he is. What he’ll say is, ‘It’s the entire team.’ As I remind him time and time again, most great teams have a great leader. In [NETCOM’s] case, you have a great leader and great command team.”

After Morrison was officially promoted by his Family, he thanked retired Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett, former NETCOM commanding general and director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, for his mentorship, and presented flowers and gifts to his Family, who has supported him for many years. He thanked the Sierra Vista community and Fort Huachuca leaders in attendance, and commended the NETCOM Team for their hard work and dedication, making a difference for the Army every day.

“To the NETCOM Family — it’s been four months since we started our journey together,” Morrison said to the assembled crowd. “I look forward to the challenges that are in front of us; because I know if any team is going to embrace change, lead change and drive change, it is the NETCOM Family.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
TRADOC

‘Start Strong:’ Every Army career starts with TRADOC

FORT EUSTIS, Va. — Through U.S. Army Recruiting Command, U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training and U.S. Army Cadet Command, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command serves as the foundation for the “Start Strong” ...
 
 

Honoring Gold Star Mothers

As part of our commitment to never forget those Soldiers who gave all, the Army joins the Nation on Sunday in remembering the strength and sacrifice of its Gold Star Mothers. Since 1936, Congress has set aside the last Sunday in September to recognize the mothers of Service members who have died while defending our...
 
 

Remember Gold Star Mothers, Families

The term Gold Star Family is a modern reference that comes from the Service Flag. These flags/banners were first flown by Families during World War I. The flag included a blue star for every immediate Family member serving in the armed forces of the United States, during any period of war or hostilities in which...
 

 

New NCOER expected to more accurately assess Soldiers’ performance

WASHINGTON — On Aug. 1, the secretary of the Army approved the new Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report. Implementation will be in September 2015. “The new NCOER will come out in five phases: inform, educate, train, roll-out and after-action review. Human Resources Command is beginning to build the NCOER into the Evaluation System now,” said Command...
 
 
Flooding1_20140918_S.Vasey

Water, water everywhere

Photos by Scott Vasey The remnants of Hurricane Odile brought significant rainfall to Fort Huachuca last week as shown in photos of Huachuca Creek Sept. 18. The storm made landfall as the strongest storm on record to hit Mexico...
 
 
_DSC9936

ISEC gains new senior enlisted leader

Timothy Toms Command Sgt. Maj. Ulysses Rayford, (center) U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, accepts the sword of responsibility from Col. Patrick Kerr, ISEC commander (left), and Master Sgt. Christopher Paluzzi,...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin