Army Recruiting Command Change Of Responsibility Ceremony [VIDEO]
Last week, SFC Robert Harter, in preparation for his retirement, stepped down as First Sergeant of the Lafayette Recruiting Company for the United States Army.
The video above is the ceremonial "Passing of the Sword", signifying the duties being passed from the "old" to the "new", using a Model 1840 NCO Sword.
According to Army Regulations, an NCO is assigned to the position of First Sergeant based upon:
- Outstanding qualities of leadership.
- Dedication to duty.
- Integrity and moral character.
- Military occupational specialty proficiency.
- Appearance and military bearing.
- Physical fitness.
The incoming First Sergeant is 1SG Cieslak. Good luck with your new duties First Sergeant Cieslak, and thank you SFC Harter for 26 years of service to the United States of America! Hooah!