By Mr. Stephen Standifird (Leonard Wood)July 28, 2016
Command Sgt. Maj. Henney Hodgkins returned to Fort Leonard Wood and assumed responsibility as the 14th U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School regimental command sergeant major in a ceremony held Thursday.
Hodgkins, who replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Kraus, was previously stationed here as a drill sergeant with 82nd Chemical Company and a drill sergeant leader at then Fort Leonard Wood Noncommissioned Officer Academy Drill Sergeant School from 1999 through 2002.
Kraus will be headed to Fort Knox, Kentucky to assume responsibility as the command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Cadet Command.
"It is truly a team of teams here and I couldn't have asked for a better place to serve and a better group of Soldiers, civilians and leaders," Kraus said.
Brig. Gen. James Bonner, CBRN School commandant, thanked Kraus for his service to the regiment and Fort Leonard Wood.
"Sgt. Maj. Kraus was a catalyst for profound and positive change that enhanced our ability to develop capabilities across our Army," Bonner said. "You can rest assured that you are leaving the CBRN school and Fort Leonard Wood a better place."
Bonner then welcomed Hodgkins and her Family to Fort Leonard Wood.
"Command Sgt. Maj. Hodgkins, your knowledge, skills and experience make you the right person for this position," Bonner said. "You have my full trust and confidence."
Hodgkins' previous assignments include time as the command sergeant major for U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan, South Korea, the 2nd Chemical Battalion and 215th Brigade Support Battalion, both at Fort Hood, Texas.
"I look forward to building on the long legacy you (Kraus) have established," Hodgkins said. "I'm fully committed to our mission, our Soldiers, civilians and Families."