First Army Welcomes New Command Sergeant Major

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The New Command Sergeant Major was welcomed by the First Army.

Lt. Gen. Michael Tucker, First Army commander, was officially recognized as the new First Army senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony held Friday at the Rock Island Arsenal’s Heritage Hall.

Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young officially received the sword from First Army commander, Lt. Gen. Michael Tucker.

The handover ceremony took place at the Rock Island Arsenal’s Heritage Hall. Among those present at the ceremony were Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, East Moline, Illinois Mayor John Thodos and Moline, Illinois Mayor Scott Raes, Davenport, Iowa Mayor Bill Gluba, Sgt. 1st Class Leslie Ceasor, and Staff Sgt. Tashanna Thomas.

Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young was accompanied by his wife Rhonda and daughter Chelsea.

Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young receives the sword from Lt. Gen. Michael Tucker, First Army commander, recognizing him as the new First Army senior enlisted leader in a change of responsibility ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal Heritage Hall.
Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young, right, receives the sword from Lt. Gen. Michael Tucker, First Army commander, which officially recognized him as the new First Army senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony held Friday at the Rock Island Arsenal’s Heritage Hall. (Photo by: Wayne Marlow, First Army Public Affairs
Lt. Gen. Michael Tucker, First Army commander, shares a lighter moment with Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, and Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young, before the change of responsibility ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal Heritage Hall.
Lt. Gen. Michael Tucker, First Army commander, left, shares a lighter moment with Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, center, and Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young, right, prior to the change of responsibility ceremony held Friday at the Rock Island Arsenal’s Heritage Hall. Photo by: Wayne Marlow, First Army Public Affairs
East Moline, Illinois Mayor John Thodos and Moline, Illinois Mayor Scott Raes, welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young and his wife Rhonda and daughter Chelsea to the Quad Cities after the change of responsibility ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal Heritage Hall.
East Moline, Illinois Mayor John Thodos and Moline, Illinois Mayor Scott Raes, left, welcome Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young and his wife Rhonda and daughter Chelsea to the Quad Cities following the change of responsibility ceremony held Friday at the Rock Island Arsenal’s Heritage Hall. (Photo by: Robert Martin, First Army Public Affairs)
Davenport, Iowa Mayor Bill Gluba wishes Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews farewell after the change of responsibility ceremony at Rock Island Arsenal Heritage Hall.
Davenport, Iowa Mayor Bill Gluba, left, wishes Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews farewell following the change of responsibility ceremony held Friday at the Rock Island Arsenal’s Heritage Hall. Photo by: Robert Martin, First Army Public Affairs
Sgt. 1st Class Leslie Ceasor presents a bouquet of red roses to Hattie Murray, mother of outgoing First Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, at a Change of Responsibility ceremony Friday in Heritage Hall on Rock Island Arsenal. Andrews relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young.
Sgt. 1st Class Leslie Ceasor presents a bouquet of red roses to Hattie Murray, mother of outgoing First Army Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews, during a Change of Responsibility ceremony Friday in Heritage Hall on Rock Island Arsenal. Andrews relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young. Photo by: Wayne Marlow, First Army Public Affairs)
Staff Sgt. Tashanna Thomas presents a bouquet of yellow roses to Rhonda Young, wife of incoming First Army Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young, at a Change of Responsibility ceremony in Heritage Hall on Rock Island Arsenal. Young took responsibility from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews.
Staff Sgt. Tashanna Thomas presents a bouquet of yellow roses to Rhonda Young, wife of incoming First Army Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young, during a Change of Responsibility ceremony Friday in Heritage Hall on Rock Island Arsenal. Young took responsibility from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Jesse Andrews. Photo by: Wayne Marlow, First Army Public Affairs