CHANGE OF COMMAND CEREMONY and PROMOTION
9TH REGIONAL COMMAND
CAPT Whitaker (USNVR) relinquished responsibility as the commanding officer for
the 9th Regional Command to COL Mung Tran (USAVR) during a Change of Command
Ceremony held Jun. 23, 2018 at the NHQ C & S Meeting, Long Beach, California.
CAPT Whitaker took a new appointment as the PAO for National Command, effective
June 1st, 2018.
GySgt Rivero (USMCVR) was promoted to 1st Sergeant (E8), and transferred
Regional Command as Command Sergeant Major (acting) for COL Mung Tran.
Shown in right photo,
1st Sergeant Rivero was pinned by Mrs Rivero
and SgtMaj Otto, Commandant of CSM Jesse A. Ramil NCO Academy.
The US Volunteers of 9th Regional Command participated in the training outside
the C & S Meeting Hall.
Notes: The three members
in civilian, were newly recruited by MAJ Tang In, 91st
FUNERAL HONORS Augustine (Gus) Granados, US NAVY Date: 02 JUN 18
Time: 0900 Hr (Church Service)
Time: 1030 Hr (Grave Site Service)
Location: FOREST LAWN HOLLYWOOD HILLS
6300 FOREST LAWN DR LOS ANGELES, CA 90068
CSM Granados (left) and CSM Medrano (right)
stand guard at the funeral during church service.
The Officers and NCOs
in charge of the MFH ceremony
Left to right: CSM Aguilar, COL Mung Tran, COL Hoa Lam, and CSM Medrano
Promotions and duty changes...
The National HQ Commander and Staff and visiting US Volunteers celebrated the
promotions and duty changes of BG Hoang and COL Mean ...then the Staff
Briefings continued with Chaplain (COL) Hornsby, Chief of Staff, USV-JSC
Chaplain Corps; CAPT Contreras, J8/Comptroller and CSM Aguilar, National HQ
Command Sergeant Major.
The 10th Regional Command's 101st BCT Commanded by Brig Gen Tran was extremely
active this past month in the Seattle, WA, area. The Command hosted a day with
the Homeless of Seattle, Memorial Day at Tahoma National Cemetery, its annual
Command Celebration and other events in the Vietnamese-American Community.
The 4th Regional Command and the 42d BCT in ACTION!
The Oath Ceremony for SGT Le Hang, SGT Noella Vu,
WO Cuong Truong, Mrs. Chi Vu, and Mr. Henry Hoang
DRILL and CEREMONY COMMAND PRACTICE
The presentation of Order of Assignments conducted
Hai Pham, Chief of Staff
Fund Raising Event for the Minority People
in Central Highland, Vietnam
National HQ was visited by Lt Col Korte, G1, 10th Regional Command and MAJ
Ridge, S1, 101st BCT during the National Command Commanders' & Staff Meeting
14 April 2018. Both are key US Volunteers on the Task Force: COMMANDER'
CONFERENCE 2018 serving as Chief of Staff and G4 respectively. Along with other
members of the Task Force, they performed a Site Recon Visit.
MAJ Ridge (L))
Lt Col Korte (R)
DRILL and COMMAND PRACTICE - 4th Regional Command
MILITARY FINAL HONORS CONDUCTED BY THE 42nd BCT
MG Michael Harris' Funeral
Funeral Honors conducted by
the 91st BCT, 9th Regional
Command for Major General
Michael Harris at Riverside
National Cemetery Riverside, CA,
March 21, 2018
led by Colonel
adjourned to the
Si Senor Mexican
lady with three
rushing into the
directly to the
table where the
were seated and
under the table.
She excitedly said
there was an 'Active
Shooter' and 'she'd
heard shots fired.'
disabled and uses a
Service Canine, took
immediate action, called
911 and assisted in an
immediate Lock Down of
the restaurant. She
remained on the
telephone with the 911
Dispatcher until the
'all clear' was given.
There were about 150
civilian customers in
the restaurant. The
outside the immediate
area of the restaurant
and later the Las Cruces
reported to the local TV
News the culprit had
been apprehended. The
National Commander made
an immediate Impact
Award of the
Ribbon and the MG Shaw
Ribbon. MG Coffey,
SOECOM, made an
immediate promotion to
Staff Sergeant to SGT
bravery and quick
thinking reflect great
credit upon her, the G3
& Training, SOECOM
and the United States
MG John G. Mohler's Funeral
MG Moher's Final Military Honors Ceremony, La
Canada, CA. All US Volunteers, take pride in the Operations Team led by CSM
Aguilar. That was AP3 in action because it involved an Active Duty US Marine
Captain, a retired US Marine Senior NCO, a member of the VFW and the rest US
MG John Mohler, MD, Special Advisor to the Commanding General, USV-JSC who
died the morning of 13 January 2018 was recognized in a Christian Ceremony
MG John Mohler stood up the Medical Reserve Command, taught medical courses in
the California University System and was delightfully engaging with each of us
in the USV-JSC. Recently he stepped down as the Commanding General of the
Medical Reserve Command due to medical issues, principally spinal operations.
He began his Military Career as a US Marine and served in Korea during the
Korean War. He returned home and attended Medical School. He was OUR FRIEND and
a professional we all looked up to during his time with us. We miss him
immensely. (Posted 13JAN18)
Change of Command Ceremony
US Volunteers of the 10th Regional Command and the 101st BCT were
invited to and attended the
Change of Command Ceremony for the newly elected King County, WA, Sheriff.
09 DEC 17
by BG Fagan,
Command an MAJ
Ridge and Brig
Gen Ben Tran,
BCT on her
killed in the
part of the
Graham at the
In the group
photo, left to
USAF; LTC Eric
Unit led by BG Lowe
participated in the
Bakersfield, CA, area
bicycles, 50 Survival
Kits, and a host of
other supplies were
provided to the needy
and homeless Veterans.