ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command welcomed a new command sergeant major in Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald E. Orosz during an assumption of responsibility ceremony at ATEC headquarters Aug. 15.

During the ceremony, ATEC Commanding General Maj. Gen. Peter D. Utley passed the ATEC unit flag to signify his trust and confidence in Orosz in executing the duties as ATEC's senior enlisted leader. Orosz took over senior enlisted adviser duties from Command Sgt. Maj. Allen J. Fritzsching, who departed ATEC in June to become the senior enlisted leader for the Department of the Army Office of the Inspector General.

In brief remarks, Utley welcomed Orosz and his family and provided the audience of nearly 100 soldiers, civilians and contractors with insight into their new senior enlisted leader's qualities.

"[Command Sgt. Maj. Orosz] has a reputation for unequaled common sense and a sincere understanding and abiding regard for soldiers and their families," said Utley. "I know ATEC is going to love having him as its senior enlisted adviser."

Prior to arriving at APG, Orosz served as the command sergeant major for First Army Division West in Fort Hood, Texas, which has a critical mission of conducting training readiness oversight and mobilization of reserve component forces in the Western United States.

This is not the first time he has served in a senior enlisted role at APG, however. From 2009 through 2011, Orosz served as the command sergeant major for the 20th Support Command (CBRNE) headquartered in Edgewood, Md.

Throughout his 28-year career, Orosz has served in every duty position from machine gun ammunition bearer to squad leader to operations noncommissioned officer to command sergeant major.

Orosz has deployed five times in support of operations in Panama, Iraq and Afghanistan.

A leader of few words, Orosz thanked the ATEC workforce for their efforts in ensuring ATEC remains the Department of Defense's premier organization for full spectrum testing.

"[ATEC] is a vital part of our military and, no doubt in my mind, the hard work and dedication of our professional workforce here at Aberdeen and at other test facilities across the command saves lives," he said. "I look forward to serving with all the professional soldiers and civilians in this command."