8th TSC holds CSM change of responsibility

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 Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons (left), commander, 8th TSC, passes the ceremonial NCO sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Tobin, incoming senior enlisted leader, 8th TSC, symbolizing his assumption of responsibility during a ceremony on Hamilton Field, April 25.

Maj. Gen. Stephen Lyons (left), commander, 8th TSC, passes the ceremonial NCO sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Charles Tobin, incoming senior enlisted leader, 8th TSC, symbolizing his assumption of responsibility during a ceremony on Hamilton Field, April 25.

 

Story and photo by
Staff Sgt. Gaelen Lowers
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Soldiers of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command held a ceremony on Hamilton Field, April 25, to bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Nathan J. Hunt III as he relinquished responsibility as the command’s senior enlisted leader to Command Sgt. Maj. Charles M. Tobin.

During his time with the command, Hunt’s accomplishments were many, highlighted by the establishment of an impressive Sgt. Audie Murphy Club program, an outstanding focus on noncommissioned officer professional development, a safety-driven focus on motorcycle mentorship rides and the command’s best and brightest Soldiers through the Best Warrior competitions, said Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons, commander, 8th TSC.

“He always accomplishes the mission, protects the force and grows our future,” said Lyons. “He is the epitome of calm, competence, character and professionalism. No matter the circumstance, I can always depend on Nathan Hunt as a friend, battle buddy and, most importantly, a leader of Soldiers.”

The ceremony was a time for remembrance and for a warm reception to Tobin and his family.

“I am always amazed at the impressive Army machine that can stack back-to-back leader talent in our most critical positions,” Lyons said. “(Tobin) has taken on all of the tough jobs at the tactical and operational levels and has excelled at every one of them.”

Hunt echoed Lyon’s statement and gave some advice to the incoming command sergeant major from his years of experience.

“There are several jobs in the Army for (command sergeants major) with a sustainment background, but not many that come with the direct ability to make a difference everyday in the lives of Soldiers or the satisfaction that comes with watching young leaders and organizations learn, grow and achieve,” Hunt said. “It’s all here.”

The change of responsibility ceremony concluded with Tobin taking control of the formation, retiring the colors and commenting on his bio.

“I’m not a big fan of the bio,” said Tobin. “Because, it is not about what I’ve done in the past, but what I do from this point forward. I’m here to take care of Soldiers, DA (Department of the Army) civilians, contractors and family members. Thank you for this opportunity.”

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