FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Air Traffic Services Command welcomed a new command sergeant major during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum Jan. 9.

Command Sgt. Maj. George S. Webster assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. James R. Schley as the unit colors passed from the outgoing command sergeant major to Col. Michael E. Demirjian, ATSCOM commander, to Webster.

"It is very humbling to be part of this organization, to be part of the air traffic service community and to be able to work with all of the incredibly professional civilians and military members that make up the organization," said Webster. "I want to try to do whatever I can to assist with making Air Traffic Services better as far as the readiness of our tactical equipment across the enterprise. In general, I want to try to improve air traffic services as far as the ability to carry out the mission that the Army needs."

Webster enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1994 and completed his Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, before attending Advanced Individual Training on Fort Rucker.

He's held numerous duty and leadership positions, including Aviation operations specialist; Aviation operations chief; range control shift leader; MNFI Command Aviation NCOIC; Senior Leader Course small group leader; Advance Leader Course/SLC Branch Chief; first sergeant; air traffic control operations chief; and brigade operations sergeant major.

His assignments have taken him across the globe, serving at Fort Drum, New York; Camp Humphreys, Korea; Cleveland Recruiting Battalion, Ohio; Fort Hood, Texas; Camp Doha, Kuwait; and Fort Bliss, Texas.

Webster has also served in multiple deployments including Operation Uphold Democracy, two deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Haiti.

During his time in the Army, Webster has earned numerous awards and decorations, including the Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (3rd award); Army Commendation Medal (4th award); Army Achievement Medal (5th award); Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Commendation; Army Superior Unit Award; the Army Good Conduct Medal (7th award); National Defense Service Medal (2nd award); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Southwest Asia Service Medal (2nd Award); the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (one campaign star); Iraqi Campaign Medal (one campaign star); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal; Humanitarian Service Medal; NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral four); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral three); Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon; Recruiter Badge; Air Assault badge and Master Aviation Badge.