New Pacific Region Senior Enlisted Advisor Focuses on Support
CAMP FOSTER — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service welcomed Army Sgt. Maj. Generose Green as the senior enlisted advisor for its Pacific Region.
Green is the liaison between the Exchange team and the military community.
“I am excited about joining the Exchange family because of what the team does for Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Guardians, Marines and their families every day; now I get to be a part of it,” Green said. “I want to continue supporting all of our service members in the Pacific Region.”
Green, a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, joined the Army in 1998 from Silver Springs, Maryland.
“Joining the Army is the best decision I’ve made in my life,” Green said. “The Army has given me an opportunity to go back to school to earn both my bachelors and master’s degrees while giving me the means to take care of my family.”
She has served for more than 24 years as a logistical specialist, spending 12 years in Germany. She has deployed three times, once to the Iraq, once to Afghanistan and a six-month deployment to Germany to provide logistical support for exercises in Europe.
“When I first deployed to Iraq as a staff sergeant, I remember being a little anxious and not sure of what to expect,” Green said. “But, when I saw the little AAFES shoppette…that really calmed my nerves because it reminded me of home.”
In her last assignment, she was the senior logistical services supervisor for the Exercise Mission Command, 3rd Infantry Division, responsible for logistical planning, synchronizing and executing mission support for two Armor Brigade Combat Teams, Combat Aviation Brigade, Fires Brigade, Sustainment Brigade, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, which consisted of more than 24,000 Soldiers serving in Fort Stewart, Georgia.
“I loved making sure that Soldiers were prepared and that they had all the equipment they needed for their rapid deployment.” Green said.
After spending so much time in Germany and Europe, Green was ecstatic when she found out that her new assignment would be in Okinawa working for the Exchange.
“I look forward to exploring and embracing not only Okinawan culture but all the Asian cultures in the Pacific region and getting to know their customs,” Green said. “My goal as the senior enlisted leader for our headquarters is to work as a team and grow as a team.”