Lt. Gen. Richard P. Formica, commanding general, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command, second from left, presents Sgt. Maj. Rod C. Beach, G-3 sergeant major, with a certificate for the Legion of Merit during Beach's retirement at the command's Redstone Arsenal, Ala., headquarters Aug. 9. With them is Command Sgt. Maj. James N. Ross, SMDC command sergeant major. Beach retires with 27 years of service.