Fort Gordon gets a visitor from the Pentagon

News12 / Monday Feb. 10, 2014

Augusta, GA (WRDW)---- It's a big day for troops at Fort Gordon.

"It is an honor to have Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh with us on Fort Gordon," said Commanding General Warren Patterson from the podium.

With flags at his back and the general at his side Secretary McHugh talked about why it was his honor to be here.

"My visit means a lot more to me than it does to Fort Gordon. Fort Gordon was chosen because it was the best place to be," he said.

The secretary is talking about the plans of bringing the Army Cyber Command here. McHugh played a big role in bringing it to the post and even signed the order to make it a reality.

"When it came to the final decision it was one of the easiest I've ever had to make and it was about as close as a no brainer as you could get to," said McHugh.

Before talking to the media the secretary had lunch with soldiers- who had a lot of questions about the changes on the way.

"I suspect that had something to do with the fact that this is a place of growth. Unlike other facilities that right now are facing the challenge of coming down to some extent," said the secretary.

And even though the secretary is the head of the Army-- he never forgets to put soldiers first.

"Sgt. Major... I got your back," he said as he walked off the stage.

Before he was Secretary McHugh-- he was Congressmen McHugh--serving for 9 terms out of a district in central New York.


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