ACC welcomes new CSM
September 19, 2011
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command hosted a Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the command sergeant major, Sept. 20 here.
Jeffrey P. Parsons, ACC executive director, welcomed incoming ACC Command Sgt. Maj. John L. Murray in front of an audience of nearly 100 attendees at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation Community Activity Center, building 3711.
The event included pre-ceremonial music by the U.S. Army Materiel Command Band, an invocation by ACC Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Charles Fields and the traditional passing of the sword.
Outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Tony L. Baker had served with ACC since Dec. 2008 and was the command's first command sergeant major.
Parsons spoke highly of both of the command sergeants major, saying "both make taking care of Soldier a priority…both are leaders who have had a hand in the significant growth of Soldiers in contracting."
Murray served as the Expeditionary Contracting Command's command sergeant major since Jan. 2009. ECC, which is a subordinate of ACC, is also headquartered at Redstone Arsenal.
"I am excited to be the next ACC command sergeant major," said Murray. "I believe that 'passion plus professionalism equals performance' and that is what I promise to deliver."
ACC provides global contracting support to Soldiers through the full spectrum of military operations. ACC consists of more than 5,700 military and civilian personnel who award and manage more than 261,000 contract actions annually valued at more than $92.9 billion.