Newly-appointed Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III listens to a briefing with Command Sgt. Maj. Michael W. Williams on the mission and capabilities of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington at Fort McNair Mar. 22, 2011. Williams is the Command Sgt. Maj. of JFHQ-NCR/MDW and hosted Chandler, who was sworn in as the 14th sergeant major of the Army on March 1, 2011.
JFHQ-NCR is responsible for protecting the District of Columbia and neighboring counties and cities of Maryland and Virginia, including Loudon, Fairfax and Prince William Counties in Virginia. JFHQ-NCR draws together the existing resources of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and NORAD into a single point headquarters for planning, coordination and execution of the mission in the National Capital Region.