8th TSC welcomes 5th senior enlisted adviser

| July 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory W. Binford, the new senior enlisted adviser to the 8th TSC, speaks during the change of responsibility ceremony on Schofield Barracks’ Hamilton Field, July 2.

Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory W. Binford, the new senior enlisted adviser to the 8th TSC, speaks during the change of responsibility ceremony on Schofield Barracks’ Hamilton Field, July 2.

Story and photo by Sgt. Jon Heinrich,
8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The 8th Theater Sustainment Command held a change of responsibility ceremony on Hamilton Field, here, to bid farewell to Command Sgt. Major Charles M. Tobin and welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory W. Binford, July 2.

Tobin came to the 8th TSC April 25, 2014, serving as the senior enlisted adviser to both Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lyons and Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, the previous and current commanders of 8th TSC, respectively.

Binford arrives after serving as senior enlisted adviser for 404th Field Support Brigade, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, with more than 25 years of active duty service.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Tarisha Hill, 8th Military Police, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs  Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III (right), commander of the 8th TSC, passes the guidon to Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory W. Binford (left), incoming senior enlisted advisor to the 8th TSC, during a Change of Responsibility ceremony, July 2, at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks.

Photo by Staff Sgt. Tarisha Hill, 8th Military Police, 8th Theater Sustainment Command Public Affairs
Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III (right), commander of the 8th TSC, passes the guidon to Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory W. Binford (left), incoming senior enlisted advisor to the 8th TSC, during a Change of Responsibility ceremony, July 2, at Hamilton Field, Schofield Barracks.

“He is no stranger to the Pacific, our missions or the standards we set as a team,” Dorman said. “His acumen, experience, leadership, devotion to Soldiers and commitment to our Army make him especially suited to assume this important duty, one that Command Sgt. Maj. Tobin has masterfully performed over the last year.

“A proven leader, he brings a wealth of experience and proven leadership to this command,” Dorman said.

Tobin, who has more than 30 years of active duty service, is heading to Fort Belvoir, Virginia, where he will serve as the senior enlisted adviser for the Defense Logistics Agency.

“To our Soldiers, you’ve gone above and beyond my expectations,” Tobin said. “You inspire me every day, and you have set the bar high throughout the U.S. Army-Pacific and represent us well. You are the band of excellence.

“The accomplishments achieved in the last 14 months are achieved by the hardworking Soldiers and our professional civilians that make up this premier team,” Tobin continued.

Tobin credited his success in the unit to all the Soldiers of the 8th TSC.

“Command Sgt. Maj. Tobin, he puts the ‘W’ in warrior and the ‘P’ in premier and the ‘S’ in standard,” Dorman said. “He is the epitome of calm, competence, commitment and character. Always present, always leading from the front, the ultimate standard-bearer.”

The ceremony ended with Binford taking charge of the formation and retiring the colors.

“It was President Truman who once said, ‘It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you don’t care who gets the credit,’” Binford said. “It’s this sense of service to our country; it’s our team of teams in the logistics realm working to lighten the load of our operational units throughout the vast Pacific region that we will continue to focus upon.

“It’s the hallmark of greatness of our premier team and the 8th Theater Sustainment Command that we are so very proud to have joined this ohana,” Binford said.

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