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    The Los Angeles District welcomed Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, currently the U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1, during his visit here May 18.

    Bostick was recently nominated to the rank of lieutenant general and the 53rd Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Chief Engineer of the U.S. Army.

    Bostic was in the area to attend the City of Torrance Armed Forces Day and to administer the Oath of Enlistment to area future soldiers in a public enlistment ceremony.

    Col. Mark Toy, Los Angeles district commander and his staff took Bostick on a ground and aerial tour of some of the districts projects.

    “I’m very happy that general Bostick saw the opportunity to visit his first district as he was here in his capacity as the current G-1” said Toy.

    The district tour highlighted the Los Angeles River Ecosystem study area, the lower Los Angeles River , the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and culminated with a walking tour of the Los Alamitos Reserve Center at Los Alamitos Joint Forces Training Base.

    “I was really impressed with the leadership Colonel Mark Toy provides and all the camaraderie in the people,” said Bostick. “You can really see that it’s a team.”

    “Everything in the army is based on the leadership and the team that they lead” Bostick further said. “Obviously you have great leaders here, you have a great team, and they are doing fabulous work.”

    Bostick is scheduled to take command of the Corps of Engineers on May 22.

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