GREENVILLE, Ky. -- Members of the 149th Brigade Support Battalion and distinguished guests, including Col. Michael Abell and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Johnson, witnessed the Change of Responsibility Ceremony occur between outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Richard Southard and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. David Owens, April 14, 2013. The ceremony was held at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky.
"It is a great privilege to again fill the role of a CSM. The 149th BSB has had a long line of outstanding leaders and history. I relish the opportunity." said Owens, a 31-year veteran of the Kentucky Guard who served as the command sergeant major for an embedded training team in Afghanistan in 2008.