3rd BCT welcomes new CSM in COR ceremony

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Johnson (front), senior enlisted adviser, 3rd BCT, 25th ID, salutes the brigade commander for the first time as the new brigade command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony, Oct. 29.

Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Johnson (front), senior enlisted adviser, 3rd BCT, 25th ID, salutes the brigade commander for the first time as the new brigade command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony, Oct. 29.

Story and photo by
Sgt. Brian Erickson
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Command Sgt. Maj. David Clark handed over his title of senior enlisted adviser of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division to Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Johnson during a change of responsibility ceremony at F Quad, here, Oct. 29.

“A standard bearer is the one who Soldiers look up to for an example,” said Col. Brian Eifler, commander, 3rd BCT. “Command Sgt. Maj. Clark is the enforcer of standards and, more importantly, he is a leader, a developer, and leaves behind a tremendous legacy modeling a standard for all of us to strive and meet.”

Clark thanked the Soldiers for all the positive things that the brigade has accomplished during his time as command sergeant major.

“To all our leaders in the Bronco Brigade, thank you for making it matter,” Clark said. “The Soldiers standing here today are the true testament of our high standards and strong leadership.”

Living up to the legacy he is leaving behind, Clark challenged the brigade in his speech.

“Continue to get after it each and every day, living up to the officer, NCO (noncommissioned officer) and Soldier creed,” said Clark.

With a new command sergeant major taking over, Eifler made sure to confirm to the Soldiers that this is the guy for the job.

“Look no further than Command Sgt. Maj. Johnson; he has been found worthy of this awesome responsibility,” said Eifler. “He has stood the test, has tremendous experience and, most importantly, (has) proven leadership.”

In wrapping up the ceremony, Johnson let the Soldiers know this is where he wants to be.

“I have been looking forward to the opportunity of coming back here and lead since I left eight years ago,” said Johnson. “I am proud to be your new command sergeant major.”

 

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