• FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, passes the U.S. Army North colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 28 at the historic Quadrangle.  Rhodes assumed the duties as the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army North, Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood.  Wood retired from the Army following 33 years of military service.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North PAO)

    Handoff

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, passes the U.S. Army North colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes during a change of...

  • FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV and Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes render honors during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 28 at the historic Quadrangle. During the ceremony, Wood relinquished responsibility as the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis. Wood is retiring following 33 years of military service. Rhoades previously served as the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Africa. Caldwell, the commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, presided over the ceremony. 
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, Army North PAO)

    Salute

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood, Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV and Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes render honors during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 28 at the historic Quadrangle. During the ceremony, Wood relinquished...

  • FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, talks to a fellow senior leader after the conclusion of his change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 28 at the historic Army North quadrangle. Rhodes assumed the duties as the senior enlisted leader from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood.  Rhoades previously served as the command sergeant major for U.S. Army Africa. Wood retired from the Army following 33 years of military service.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Corey Baltos, Army North PAO)

    Welcome

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes, senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, talks to a fellow senior leader after the conclusion of his change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 28 at...

  • Fort Sam Houston, Texas - Members of U.S. Army North's honor guard march into position during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 28 at the historic Quadrangle. Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, passed the U.S. Army North colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes during the responsibility ceremony as Rhodes assumed the duties from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood.  Wood retired from the Army following 33 years of military service. Rhoades previously served as the command sergeant major for U.S. Army Africa.
(U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Keith Anderson, Army North PAO)

    Honor Guard

    Fort Sam Houston, Texas - Members of U.S. Army North's honor guard march into position during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 28 at the historic Quadrangle. Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army) and...

FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas - Command Sgt. Maj. Hu Rhodes assumed responsibility as the senior enlisted leader for United States Army North (Fifth Army), Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. David Wood during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 28 at the historic Quadrangle.

Wood, who assumed the Army North's senior NCO position in November 2009, is retiring following 33 years of military service.

Rhodes comes to Army North from Vicenza, Italy, where he served as the command sergeant major for U.S. Army Africa.

"You will have my best effort every single day. We will not fail," he said to those attending the ceremony. "I look forward to serving all of you as we make this the best place to work in the Army."

Lt. Gen. William Caldwell IV, commanding general, U.S. Army North (Fifth Army), and senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis, presided over the ceremony. He praised

Wood for his dedication to the Army, Army North and his Soldiers.

"Talk to anyone who's served with Command Sgt. Maj. Wood," said Caldwell. "You will find that he goes to great lengths to put those tanker boots on the ground with our men and women in the field.

"Dave Wood has truly been the epitome of a great noncommissioned officer. He is a Soldier's Soldier - from beginning to end. My sincere thanks for your 33 years of service. "

Caldwell also praised the selection of Rhodes as the incoming command sergeant major.

He said Rhodes is "just the right person to serve as (the) backbone for Army North. On top of his operational experience, he also has a lot of great experience in our institutional Army. He is the right person, at the right time, to help guide this organization."

Rhodes spent the majority of his career with the 75th Ranger Regiment and has deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan as well as Panama and Somalia. He also served as the Commandant of U.S. Army Europe's noncommissioned officer academy as well as the command sergeant major of the Army's Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Ga.

"One of the things I love about this job," said Rhodes, "is I can look the people in the eye I am serving for - the American citizens."

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