5th Signal Command hosts NCO induction ceremony
January 25, 2013
WIESBADEN, Germany (January 17, 2013) -- More than 100 Soldiers from nine units based on Lucius D. Clay Kaserne passed through an arch highlighting a time-honored tradition of induction into the NCO Corps Jan. 17 at the Taunus Theater here.
Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald L. Tyce, 5th Signal Command, said, "This NCO induction is extremely special and filled with a rich tradition of customs and courtesies. Today is also a training opportunity as we educate on the customs and traditions of the NCO Induction Ceremony. It's a custom and tradition that we must uphold."
"I remember the many NCOs and officers that attended my NCO induction so many years ago that left me with a commitment and fire to be a leader and trainer of Soldiers," Tyce said.
Soldiers that participated in the induction ceremony were from 5th Signal Command, V Corps, 2nd Theater Strategic Signal Brigade, 102nd Signal Battalion, Wiesbaden Dental Command, 2-14th Aviation, 43rd Signal Battalion, 39th Signal Battalion, and 52nd Signal Battalion.
Tyce said, "As our Army and community embrace The Army Profession Campaign, we must hold to the standards and discipline within our ranks as noncommissioned officers."