Congressman Faleomavaega today offers his congratulations to Command Sergeant Major Iuniasolua Savusa on his selection as the new Command Sergeant Major for the International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. The selection was announced by the United States Army in a news release on Monday, May 13, 2008.
CSM Iuniasolua Savusa, who hails from the village of Nu’uuli, American Samoa, has been the Command Sergeant Major for the United Sates Army Europe and Seventh Army since May, 2006. His most recent assignments included Command Sergeant Major for the United States Army Southern European Task Force (Airborne) in Vicenza, Italy, and Post Command Sergeant Major in Fort Polk, Louisiana.
In 2002, Iuni Savusa deployed to Afghanistan in support of the War on Terrorism and served as Command Sergeant Major for the Task Force Rakkasan, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). In 2005, he again deployed to Afghanistan with the Southern European Task Force (Airborne) as Command Sergeant Major for the Combined Joint Task Force – 76. He also deployed in 2003 as the Command Sergeant Major for the 3rd Brigade, 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasan), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I.
CSM Iuni Savusa is the son of the late Savusa Tului of Nu’uuli and Talaitupu Savusa of Fagasa, American Samoa. He is married to the former Mareta Siatini Iese of Fagatogo, American Samoa. They have four children – Alexis Salainaoloa, Alexandrya Falegaui, Alexander Lototasi-Chester, and Alexandrite Maima.
“I wish to congratulate Command Sergeant Major Iuni Savusa for yet another major accomplishment in his already most impressive military career,” Faleomavaega said.
“Without doubt, this selection by the U.S. Army and our nation’s military leaders is a confirmation of their faith in Iuni’s strong leadership and experience that he will be able to lead this international effort in our continued fight against terrorism around the world.”
“Again, I congratulate Iuni and wish him the very best in his new assignment. You are truly a Toa Samoa and you have continued to make us all proud as Samoans,” Faleomavaega concluded.