SAN ANTONIO -- U.S. Army Installation Management Command announced a new senior enlisted advisor, Sep. 13. Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey S. Hartless has been selected as IMCOM's next command sergeant major, taking the place of Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, who is retiring after 32 years of service in the U.S. Army.

Rice, who arrived at IMCOM headquarters in 2012, is leaving an important charge to the incoming command sergeant major and the IMCOM team.

"Take care of each other because together everyone accomplishes more," Rice said. "Our mission, taking care of people, watching out for the little guy, is critical and every member of the team -- Soldiers, civilians and family members -- is important to what we do every day."

No stranger to the Army's home, the incoming command sergeant major is a seasoned leader with more than 30 years of dedicated service to the U.S. Army. Hartless currently serves as command sergeant major of IMCOM Europe Region located at Sembach Kaserne, Germany. He officially joins the headquarters staff here in December.