Council Chair Ernie Martin Presents Honorary Certificate to Keith Y. Tamashiro

16 04 2014

On April 15, 2014 at the Mililani Mauka/Launani Valley Neighborhood Board No. 35, Council Chair Ernest Martin presented an Honorary Certificate to Keith Y. Tamashiro in recognition of his promotion to Brigadier General. Congratulations Brigadier General Tamashiro.

Council Chair Ernie Martin and the Mililani Mauka/Launani Valley Neighborhood Board No. 35 recognizing Keith Y. Tamashiro on his promotion to Brigadier General.

Council Chair Ernie Martin and the Mililani Mauka/Launani Valley Neighborhood Board No. 35 recognizing Keith Y. Tamashiro on his promotion to Brigadier General.

Here is the text of the Honorary Certificate.

Honoring and Commending

Keith Y. Tamashiro

On the Occasion of His Promotion to Brigadier General

Keith Y. Tamashiro was promoted to Brigadier General on Wednesday, the 5th of March 2014 at the State Capitol Auditorium. Major General Darryll D. M. Wong, Adjutant General of Hawaii invited distinguished guests, family and friends to the well attended event.

Brigadier General Tamashiro was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate in Field Artillery on June 10, 1984 through the ROTC program at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois and served in active duty from 1984 to 1988. In December 1988, Brigadier General Tamashiro left active duty and joined the 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery of the Hawaii National Guard.

On April 7, 2001, Brigadier General Tamashiro assumed command of the 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery. He served as the Battalion Commander for over 5 years and led the battalion as part of the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s deployment in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom in 2004. In addition to commanding the battalion, Brigadier General Tamashiro was the base camp commander for over 2100 personnel at the Kuwait Naval Base while managing soldiers spread out over 3 different locations in Iraq.

Brigadier General Tamashiro relinquished command in July 2006 and was reassigned as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Joint Forces Headquarters. On July 8, 2007 he assumed command of the 298th Regional Training Institute, Multifunctional Training Unit. In May 2010 he assumed a second Major Subordinate Command as the Brigade Commander for the 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Brigadier General Tamashiro relinquished command in February 2012 and was reassigned as the Assistant Land Component Commander for the Hawaii Army National Guard. On June 1, 2013 he assumed the position of Assistant Adjutant General and Director of the Joint Staff for the Hawaii National Guard.

Brigadier General Tamashiro was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois and has called Hawaii home for the past 29 years. He currently resides in Mililani with his wife Iwalani Kaninau of Wahiawa. Brigadier General Tamashiro is active in his community and serves as an elected official on the Mililani Mauka/Launani Valley Neighborhood Board No. 35. He also appreciates the opportunity to participate and support community activities and served as the Keynote Speaker at the 67th Annual Wahiawa Lions Club Veterans Day Parade “Remember Our Veterans” held on November 11, 2013.

Therefore, on behalf of the People of the City and County of Honolulu, the Council honors and commends Keith Y. Tamashiro on the occasion of his promotion to Brigadier General. Further, the Council offers its deep appreciation for his selfless service to our City, State and Country.

 

 


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