Photo Credit: Sgt. Courtney A. Selig, First Army Division East PAO
Command Sgt. Maj. Edwin Rodriguez passes the NCO sword to Maj. Gen. Kevin R. Wendel, First Army Division East Commanding General, signifying the change of responsibility from him to Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis E. Defreese, at Fort George G. Meade, Md., on Sept. 21, 2012. The tradition of the sword ritual signifies the transition of changing the senior enlisted advisor of the Division.