Command Sgt. Major Virgil Ebrecht Jr. (left) receives the traditional NCO sword and the responsibilities that come with it during a Change of Responsibility ceremony for the 1st Space Battalion on Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., Jan. 10. Charging him with these duties is Lt. Col. Patrick Mullin, commander of the 1st Space Battalion. Ebrecht takes over the role of command sergeant major from Sgt. Maj. Marcus Jones who has served as interim for the past seven months.