8th TSC says aloha to senior enlisted leaders

| April 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Command Sgt. Maj. George Duncan (left), outgoing senior enlisted leader, 8th TSC; Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry (center), commander, 8th TSC; and Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, incoming senior enlisted leader, 8th TSC, salute the flag while the national anthem plays during the change of responsibility ceremony, April 13, at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.

Command Sgt. Maj. George Duncan (left), outgoing senior enlisted leader, 8th TSC; Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry (center), commander, 8th TSC; and Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, incoming senior enlisted leader, 8th TSC, salute the flag while the national anthem plays during the change of responsibility ceremony, April 13, at Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.

Story and Photos by
Sgt. Phillis A. White
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

 

FORT SHAFTER — The 8th Theater Sustainment Command welcomed a new senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony, April 13, at historic Palm Circle, here.

Command Sgt. Maj. George Duncan, outgoing command sergeant major, 8th TSC, passed the noncommissioned officer sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, incoming command sergeant major, 8th TSC, during the ceremony.

“Always more concerned with being a caring leader than being a feared one … Sergeant Major, I thank you from my heart for a job well done,” said Maj. Gen. Michael J. Terry, commander, 8th TSC.

Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, incoming senior enlisted leader, 8th TSC, assumes responsibilities in the passing of the noncommissioned officer sword during the change of responsibility ceremony, April 13, Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.

Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan Hunt, incoming senior enlisted leader, 8th TSC, assumes responsibilities in the passing of the noncommissioned officer sword during the change of responsibility ceremony, April 13, Palm Circle, Fort Shafter.

Duncan had served as 8th TSC’s command sergeant major since 2008, and he will continue his career at III Corp, Fort Hood, Texas. Duncan thanked and bid farewell to members of the 8th TSC, friends and guests in his remarks.

“It’s been my honor to serve you, (and) it’s been my privilege to have known you. I hope I haven’t disappointed you,” Duncan said. “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”

Hunt comes to the 8th TSC as the top enlisted leader of the 9th Quartermaster Regimental Command, U.S. Army Quartermaster Center and School, Fort Lee, Va.

Hunt expressed his happiness to be here and his excitement in accepting the responsibilities set forth for 8th TSC.

“As a senior leader, I have always considered myself a servant, and as a Soldier, I work for the Soldiers, the leaders and the civilians in the organization, not the other way around,” Hunt said.

 

He entered the Army in September 1983 as a petroleum supply specialist and has held numerous positions throughout his 28-year military career. He has served as the senior enlisted advisor in a wide range of logistics units and was previously assigned as the sergeant major of the U.S. Forces Command’s 82nd Sust. Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C.

The senior noncommissioned officer comes to the 8th TSC with awards and decorations, from several deployments, schools and trainings.

Hunt’s military education includes Airborne School, RECONDO (Reconnaissance and Doughboy or Commando) School, jungle warfare training, Jumpmaster School, the Primary Leadership Development Course, the Combat Lifesavers Course, the Basic NCO Course, and the First Sergeants Course.

Hunt is a graduate of Class 1952, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and the Command Sergeant Major Course.

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