Quartermaster welcomes new Regimental Command Sgt. Maj.
Col. John O'Neil, U.S. Army Quartermaster School commandant, passed a noncommissioned officer sword to Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer L. Gray during an assumption of responsibility ceremony April 4. The passing of the sword signified Gray becoming the 11th regimental command sergeant major of the Quartermaster Corps and school.

FORT LEE, Va. - The U.S. Army Quartermaster School welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer L. Gray as the 11th regimental command sergeant major during an assumption of responsibility ceremony April 4.

"Command Sgt. Maj. Gray has deployed to dark, distant and dangerous places leading troops in combat and supporting victory at freedom's frontier," said Col. John O'Neil, U.S. Army Quartermaster School commandant. "It's with great pride that we welcome him to the Quartermaster School and look forward to his leadership."

The Thomaston, Ga., native comes to the Quartermaster School from the 501st Sustainment Brigade, Camp Carroll, Korea, where he served as the command sergeant major. Gray was accompanied by his daughter Brittani and his nephew Navy Petty Officer Isaac Walker.

"Nearly 28 years ago it all started right here at Fort Lee as an Advanced Individual Training student," Gray said. "It is an honor to return and serve in this capacity and represent the nearly 42,000 Quartermaster Soldiers that are serving our Army."

Gray is a graduate of Webster University with a Master of Arts degree in human resource development and Bachelor of Arts degree in human resource administration from St. Leo University. He has also attended all levels of noncommissioned officer leadership courses to include the Command Sergeant Major course and Brigade Pre-command course.

His awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star (2nd award); Meritorious Service Medal (6th award), Army Commendation Medal (6th award); Army Achievement Medal (4th award); Good Conduct Medal (9th award); German Marksmanship Badge (silver) and Combat Action Badge.

The Quartermaster school trains approximately 22,500 students annually, including nine enlisted career fields, five warrant officer specialties and the QM Basic Officer Course. Training areas include aerial delivery, mortuary affairs, logistics, culinary and petroleum and water distribution.

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