Changing of the guard: New PTA commander to oversee lease retention

  • L-R: Miles Yoshioka, HICC Exec. Officer; Toby Taniguchi, HICC Pres.; Keith Marrack, HICC MAC Chair; Maj. Gen. James "Jamie" Jarrard; Command Sgt. Maj. William Pouliot; Lt. Col. Loreto "JR" Borce, Jr. (Courtesy photo)

  • Maj. Gen. James “Jamie” B. Jarrard, commander of the 25th Infantry Division and U.S. Army Hawaii. (courtesy photo)

When Lt. Col. Kevin Cronin takes over as garrison commander of Pohakuloa Training Area in June, his tenure will include overseeing an environmental impact statement and negotiations for the Army to retain its lease of nearly 23,000 acres of state land in the saddle between Maunakea and Mauna Loa.