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Check Six – 2009: MG Gary Hara Retires

June 3, 2022
Retiree News photograph

The Hawai‘i State Department of Defense once held Awards and Retirement luncheons twice a year. These luncheons recognized retiring Federal and state employees. Current employees who achieved 10, 20, 30 or more years of longevity received service awards. Luncheons were held at the Hale Koa Hotel.

This photograph shows (L-R) Gary Teed, David Molinaro and Gary Hara at the April 17, 2009 luncheon. Gary was 154th Civil Engineering Squadron commander and the base civil engineer. David was the Director of Staff at Hq, Hawai‘i Air National Guard.

The then-COL Gary Hara was retiring from his full-time position with the Hawai‘i Army National Guard. He was promoted to brigadier general in June 2009 and became the Assistant Adjutant General – Army, Hawai‘i National Guard, Honolulu, Hawaii. He later served as the Commander, Land Component Command, Hawaii National Guard.

He was promoted to major general in December 2012. In June 2013, he became the Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawai‘i.

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