U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command
Sgt. Jeff Storrier, Public Affairs NCO
Dec. 14, 2016
INSCOM HHC welcomes new commander
FORT BELVOIR, Virginia -- U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) Headquarters and Headquarters Company welcomed a new commander, Capt. Michael E. Buzzell, in a change of command ceremony at the Nolan Building, Dec. 14.
Col. Nichoel E. Brooks, INSCOM deputy commander, officiated the ceremony and reminded those in attendance of the important role the HHC commander plays on a daily basis.
"It's a huge headquarters with a lot of responsibility," Brooks said. "It's not just about the ones in uniform. This is an entire INSCOM team that HHC takes care of."
When speaking of the outgoing HHC commander, Capt. Geoff M. Terman, Brooks reminded Buzzell that, "The bar has been set high."
Terman, who is retiring after more than 20 years of service, both enlisted and commissioned, was gracious in his closing remarks.
"I owe this team a great deal of thanks," Terman said. "Without the INSCOM team's support we could not have achieved the success we've had over the last 18 months."
Before he 'signed off the net' ending his time in command, Terman thanked his platoon sergeants, first sergeant, and executive officer for serving as a sounding board for him and always putting Soldiers first.
Buzzell, the incoming HHC commander, is no stranger to INSCOM, arriving his new position from the 308th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland.
Buzzell thanked those who prepared him to take command, including Terman.
"You've really shown me that this is an outstanding company I'm taking charge of," he said in reference to his predecessor. "I'm extremely excited to be a member of this team."
Headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, INSCOM has 19 major subordinate commands with more than 17,500 Soldiers, Department of the Army civilians and contractors located across the globe at 180 locations in 45 countries.