USASOC Change of Duty

FORT BRAGG, N.C. – The U.S. Army Particular Operations Command performed a Change of Duty Ceremony on Meadows Area at USASOC Headquarters on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Might 1.

Lt. Gen. Jonathan Braga, USASOC commanding common, officiated the ceremony by bidding farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael R. Weimer and welcoming Command Sgt. Maj. JoAnn Naumann because the incoming command sergeant main.

“It’s a big day for USASOC,” Braga mentioned. “I’m honored to be a part of this phenomenal alternative to mark Mike’s achievements and dedication to our group and in addition privileged to welcome JoAnn and her household right here at this time.”

The change of duty ceremony is steeped in navy traditions and serves the twin operate of rendering honors to the departing senior enlisted chief and offering official switch of authority to the incoming command sergeant main.

“Welcome again to the USASOC household,” Weimer addressed to Naumann and her partner, Sgt. Maj. Thomas Baird, in the course of the ceremony. “Neither of you might be strangers to this formation, and I couldn’t have been extra excited to the 2 of you when the commander made the choice that you simply have been the very best athlete to switch me. I’ve the utmost confidence in your skill to proceed the excessive customary of management required to shepherd this superb formation with its present missions but additionally evolving it for 2030 and past.”

Naumann beforehand served because the Particular Operations Command-Korea’s command senior enlisted chief. She enlisted within the U.S. Army in February 1996 as a voice language analyst, finishing the Arabic Primary Course on the Protection Language Institute and Superior Particular person Coaching at Goodfellow Air Pressure Base. Naumann’s assignments embrace serving because the Joint Particular Operations Command J2 senior enlisted advisor, command sergeant main for the fifteenth Army Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation), and JSOC Intelligence Brigade.

“Thanks for the chance to serve the women and men of ARSOF (Army Particular Operations Forces),” Naumann mentioned. “It’s my honor to be part of this group. I’m excited to be again at Fort Bragg. […] You’ve managed to put money into individuals whereas driving the mission ahead, and also you’ve definitely performed that in your time right here at USASOC. I do know nicely how a lot you put money into individuals since you’ve performed that for me. I can’t think about a extra thrilling time to be becoming a member of the USASOC group. Our nation and the world are at an inflection level. We’re challenged by new adversaries and quickly advancing applied sciences, but ARSOF is totally main the best way, and that’s as a result of we have now the very best individuals. To the women and men of ARSOF, you’re the most gifted skilled, and devoted individuals I do know.”

Weimer was sworn in as USASOC’s senior non-commissioned officer on Aug. 13, 2021. His subsequent project is serving because the seventeenth Sergeant Main of the Army.