Command Sgt. Maj. Richard A. Woodring assumed responsibility of the Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and U. S. Army Military District of Washington, during a change of responsibility ceremony, hosted by Maj. Gen. Michael L. Howard, commanding general, JFHQ-NC/MDW in Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer -- Henderson Hall's, Virginia, June 12, 2018.
"Sgt. Maj. Biggs leadership for the past two years has been absolutely tremendous," said Howard. "He is a calm, mature and competent leader whose disarming nature just makes people want to be around him. He certainly helped the command shape some huge events like the inauguration. The contribution and characteristic that I will miss the most and that I value the most is his uncanny grasp of the pulse of this command."
Command Sgt. Maj. Paul E. Biggs served as the JFHQ-NCR/MDW command sergeant major for 22 months and is slated for an assignment at Fort Eustis, Va., as his next tour of duty.
"I am proud to have served with each and every one of you and I will do so again in the future if our paths cross again," said Biggs.
Woodring expressed his appreciation as he addressed the audience.
"I am both honored and humbled by this opportunity," said Woodring. "I am not successful because what I have done, rather I have been fortunate to ride the coat tails of the best men and women our country has to offer."
Woodring entered the military in October of 1984 in the Army Reserves, after completing basic combat training and advanced individual training at Fort McClellan, Alabama. He entered active duty in June of 1986.
Prior to taking responsibility of JFHQ-NCR/MDW, Woodring served as the Army Provost Marshal Sergeant Major in Washington, D.C