FORT SHAFTER, HAWAII-- Soldiers from the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command attended the change of responsibility ceremony for the Headquarters and Headquarters Battery first sergeant on July 8, 2013 at building 320 on Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

The ceremony was held to formally acknowledge the departure of 1st Sgt. Gregory Tidwell (the outgoing first sergeant) and welcome 1st Sgt. QP Bean (the incoming first sergeant) to the position of battery first sergeant.

Tidwell served in the 94th AAMDC since January 10, 2010 and was the noncommissioned officer in charge of the sensor management section before being appointed as the unit's first sergeant. He will now continue on as the first sergeant for the 10th Missile Defense Detachment in Shariki, Japan which is a tenant unit of the 94th AAMDC.

"I am very happy to be selected to continue to serve within this unit as a first sergeant for the Shariki Communications Site, but I was not happy about leaving the family here in HHB," said Tidwell.

When asked what advice he'd most likely pass on to Bean, Tidwell said,"1st Sgt. Bean doesn't need any advice; anybody that drives a car that replicates the Mystery Machine has more street cred than I do!"

Bean had been serving in the 94th AAMDC for ten months as the communications section noncommissioned officer in charge before his selection to unit first sergeant.

"I feel extremely honored to have been chosen to serve as the first sergeant for this unit, and with God's help I will do all I can to help make this the most disciplined and well trained unit in the pacific," said Bean. "I love taking care of Soldiers and serving my fellow man and what better job to have than the first sergeant to do just that."

Some of the responsibilities Bean will take on include advising the commander on enlisted Soldier matters such as duty assignments, promotions and reductions, leave programs, military justice, privileges, awards, welfare and recreational activities, alcohol and drug abuse concerns and equal opportunity.

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