Maj. Gen. Bradley A. Becker, commanding general, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, hosted an assumption of responsibility ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Biggs Sept. 27, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Conmy Hall.

"We could not ask for a more experienced professional, and dedicated leader than Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Biggs, who will help lead this command into the future," said Becker. "He has a great reputation and a proven track record, having successfully led Soldiers at every level, from squad leader to first sergeant to battalion and brigade command sergeant major, to serving at the two-star level in Afghanistan. In peace time and in combat, Command Sgt. Maj. Biggs has led with distinction. Under Command Sgt. Maj. Biggs' leadership I know, JFHQ-NCR/MDW will achieve even greater success as the face of the Army here in our nation's capital, and the face of our nation as we prepare for the 58th presidential inauguration."

Biggs served as senior enlisted leader of the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) in Kabul, Afghanistan. He served briefly as the command sergeant major of the Army Evaluation Center (AEC) as part of the Army Test and Evaluation Command (ATEC) prior to his current selection as the command sergeant major of JFHQ-NCR/MDW.

"I've observed JFHQ-NCR/MDW for just over two weeks and I've learned just how much that the Old Guard, the Army Aviation Brigade, and "Pershing's Own" do each and every day for our Army and for our nation," said Biggs. "What I am most impressed by is how the mission is accomplished every day in an organization that is made up of the best that our Navy, Air Force, Marine Corp, Army, our senior executive services, our civilian workforces and our inter-agency partners that our nation can provide. I am very proud to be standing here. I'm very proud to be serving for, and alongside, each and every one of you and I look forward to the next 24-30 months serving as your command sergeant major."

Biggs closed with, "Maj. Gen Becker, thank for selecting me as your new command sergeant major. I am honored and I look forward to serving with you as a member of the command team."