Story by SSG armando limon on 01/08/2018SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, "Broncos," 25th Infantry Division, held a change of responsibility ceremony on Weyand Field, here, Jan. 5.
After two years as the Broncos senior enlisted adviser, Command Sgt. Maj. Alan E. Michaud, relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael J. Spear.
"Command Sergeant Major Michaud, you created the best noncommissioned officers that a brigade commander could want," said Col. Robert Ryan, commander, 3rd BCT. "The embodiment of our noncommissioned officers. They are defined by excellence."
"The impact a sergeant major has on a force is everlasting," Ryan said. "Command Sergeant Major Michaud, your impact has made us all more ready from division to the fire team. You've truly been a professional and a role model for all to follow. Command Sergeant Major Michaud, thank you for your brilliant service. Well done."
Michaud's next position is with the 196th Infantry Brigade at Fort Shafter to become its senior enlisted advisor. During the ceremony, he shared a few words during the ceremony.
"Thanks for your support," he said. "I've never been in a unit in a long time that I felt this level of camaraderie and teamwork, until I got here. Things that we needed to fix. Things that needed some attention. We didn't have to ask for a whole lot of help. All we had to do is help each other to get those things fixed and I appreciate it."
Spear, coming over from Bronco's sister brigade, 2nd Bde. Combat Team, "Warriors," 25th ID, had also been assigned to 3rd BCT's 2nd Battalion, 27th Inf. Regiment and 2nd Bn., 35th Inf. Regt., earlier in his career.
"I'm humbled and privileged to assume responsibilities as command sergeant major of this great organization and serve alongside Soldiers and the families that carelessly devote their lives to being part of something greater than themselves day after day," Spear said.
"Today is a homecoming for myself and my family," he continued. "The Soldiers and families that comprise this outstanding organization has always been viewed as part of the Spear family. The grit, tenacity, drive, and perseverance of the Bronco Brigade are well known across the Army. I've been privileged to see it on the field of battle first hand, and I'm proud to be serving back amongst your ranks."