Command Sgt. Maj. Roy L. Young addresses the 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade for the first time after accepting responsibility for the brigade during a ceremony at Fort Drum on Friday, Oct. 19. Young promised to be a "360-degree leader" and expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to serve once again with the Muleskinners. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Liane Hatch.)
10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade
welcomes new senior NCO
Sgt. Liane Hatch
10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs Office
The 10th Mountain Division (LI) Sustainment Brigade celebrated the leadership of outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Octavia Greaves-Egyinam and welcomed incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Roy L. Young during a change of responsibility ceremony at Fort Drum's Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield on Friday, Oct. 19.
Greaves-Egyinam took responsibility as senior noncommissioned officer of the brigade in November 2016 and has overseen a multitude of training exercises and unit deployments, including a sea emergency deployment readiness exercise and multiple rapid deployments in support of hurricane relief.
"The 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade is better today because of your leadership," said Col. Matthew Bresko, brigade commander, of Greaves-Egyinam. "I have learned more from you about humble leadership, and about being a Soldier's Soldier than I previously thought possible."
"And in appropriate Army fashion," he added, "as we say goodbye to one great Army Family, we welcome another."
Bresko officially welcomed Young as brigade command sergeant major, noting that Young is no stranger to the 10th Mountain Division or the Sustainment Brigade, where he served in an operations capacity before his most recent assignment.
Both outgoing and incoming leaders shared expressions of gratitude with the brigade.
"I come from rock bottom," said Greaves-Egyinam. "But for my last assignment, I got orders to come to upstate New York, to a place called Fort Drum, where every time you come through the gate, the Soldier guard says 'Climb to Glory,' and the response is 'To the Top.'"
"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve here in the 10th Mountain Division," she said.
Greaves-Egyinam will retire later this month after three decades of service to the United States Army.
Young also addressed the commander and the formation as he assumed responsibility for the brigade.
"Col. Bresko, I accept my responsibilities as command sergeant major with enthusiasm and honor, and I'm looking forward to Supporting the Climb with this great Muleskinner team as we continue in our leadership.
"And to the noncommissioned officers, officers, and Soldiers of 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade, I look forward to working with each and every one of you."