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1st Theater Sustainment Command

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1st TSC Completes Command Sergeant Major Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony

By Mr. Brent Thacker | 1st Theater Sustainment Command | January 11, 2019


The 1st Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) conducted an assumption of responsibility ceremony, Jan 11, at the Waybur Theater.

During the ceremony, presided by Maj. Gen. Flem B. “Donnie” Walker, Jr., commanding general, 1st TSC, officially recognized sergeant major, Bernard P. Smalls, Sr. as the new command sergeant major (CSM) for the 1st TSC.

Smalls, known as Blackjack 7, has worked in his role for the past 60 days. He arrived to Fort Knox on November 10, and immediately went downrange to check on the welfare of the troops.

Prior to working at the 1st TSC, Command Sergeant Major Bernard Smalls came from Ft. Bragg, North Carolina where he served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd U.S. Army Expeditionary Sustainment Command.

Maj. Gen. Walker spoke on how CSM Smalls exemplifies the Army Core Values.

“He is an absolute winner who embodies our seven Core Army Values, understands unequivocally the importance of standards and discipline, and knows what right looks like,” Walker said. “Command Sergeant Major Smalls will do great things here with us and I have full confidence in him.”

Before the ceremony, attendees took photos with Sgt. Blackjack, a live pony mule, serving as the unit’s mascot.