• Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald L. Tyce, left, unsheathes the Noncommissioned Officer sword passed to him by NETCOM/9th Signal Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald W. Williams. Tyce took over as 160th Signal Brigade Command Sergeant Major in a ceremony held at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Photo by Spc. Jacob Massey, 160th Signal Brigade.

    160th Signal Brigade Change of Responsibility

    Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald L. Tyce, left, unsheathes the Noncommissioned Officer sword passed to him by NETCOM/9th Signal Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald W. Williams. Tyce took over as 160th Signal Brigade Command Sergeant Major in a ceremony held at Camp...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton, right, passes the Noncommissioned Officer sword to NETCOM/9th Signal Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald W. Williams, signaling the successful completion of his duties as 160th Signal Brigade Command Sergeant Major. The Change of Responsibility ceremony was held at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Photo by Pfc. Juan Paz, 54th Signal Battalion.

    160th Signal Brigade Change of Responsibility

    Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton, right, passes the Noncommissioned Officer sword to NETCOM/9th Signal Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald W. Williams, signaling the successful completion of his duties as 160th Signal Brigade Command Sergeant Major. The Change...

Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald L. Tyce inspected the Noncommissioned Officers sword during a Change of Responsibility ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, signifying his first official act as 160th Signal Brigade's Command Sergeant Major. The ceremony took place Nov. 18th at the Zone 1 Fitness Center.

Tyce relieved Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton, who heads to Ft. Gordon, Ga. for his next assignment after spending nearly three years in Southwest Asia. "You all make a difference to this brigade," Stockton told the assembled Soldiers. "You make a difference to the war, and you make a difference to the Army." He called his service as Brigade Command Sergeant Major "an awesome and humbling experience."

NETCOM/9th Signal Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald W. Williams, who also participated in the ceremony, credited Stockton with making the brigade a great place to serve. "His leadership ensured that Soldiers of this organization had what they needed when they needed it," Williams said.

Stockton was awarded the Legion of Merit for his service to the brigade.

Tyce, a native of Charleston, South Carolina, takes over following a successful tour as Command Sergeant Major of the 369th Signal Battalion, Ft. Gordon, Ga.

The 160th Signal Brigade and its subordinate commands provide the enterprise communications capabilities necessary to accomplish missions throughout the United States Army's Central Command area of responsibility. Command personnel operate, maintain, and protect information systems and infrastructure in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Commanded by Col. Maria B. Barrett, the 160th Signal Brigade is located at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

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