Brig Gen Vincent
was appointed as Mobilization
Assistant to Director of Strategy and Policy, U.S. Pacific Command on 1
2007. He has a key role in the Pacific Command’s effort to shape and
regional security through development of diplomatic, economic, and
policies. This includes building and maintaining military-to-military
political-military relationships among the 43 nations within the
covering over 51% of the globe. Activities include disaster management,
humanitarian assistance, homeland defense, appropriate oversight of
component matters, and, as a senior leader within the directorate,
strategy and policy issues that influence the Pacific region.
Brig Gen Vincent enlisted in the Hawaii Army National Guard in 1973
and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant through the U.S.
Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia in 1976. He then
his Army National Guard commission for an Air Guard commission in 1982.
attending undergraduate navigator training, he began his flying career
F-4 Weapons System Officer in the Hawaii ANG.
During his National Guard career, Brig Gen Vincent has held a variety
command and staff positions at unit, state, and air staff levels. He
served on several national committees to include a period as Chairman
ANG Mission Support Group Commander’s Field Advisory Council and
National Guard Association - Hawaii Chapter. He has commanded at
squadron, and group levels, as well as commanded in combat during the
conflict and most recently in the Middle East.
Prior to his current assignment, Brig Gen Vincent served as the
Adjutant General – Air, Hawaii National Guard.