Passing the colors
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. Erik Detrich (r), the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's operations sergeant major, passes the unit's colors to Gen. Darren L. Werner (l), the commanding general of the 13th ESC, during an assumption of responsibility ceremony for Com... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
Honoring a hero
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Gen. Darren L. Werner (r), the commanding general of the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, presented Command Sgt. Maj. Garner's father, David Garner (l) from Euless, Texas, with the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Pin for his service as an infan... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
A community welcome
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Todd M. Garner (l) and Gen. Darren L. Werner (r), the command team for the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, speak with Susan Kamas (c), the Executive Director at Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, during a 13th Corps Suppo... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
A community reception
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Jay Taggart (c), the 13th Corps Support Command Association Community Representative and Chairman, introduces Terri Covington (l), the Board Chair of the Belton Chamber of Commerce, to Command Sgt. Maj. Todd M. Garner (r), at a 13th COSCOM hosted rec... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

BELTON, Texas - Following Command Sgt. Maj. Todd M. Garner's assumption of responsibility as the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command's command sergeant major on January 31, the 13th Corps Support Command Association hosted a reception in Belton on February 12, welcoming Garner to the greater III Corps and Fort Hood community, and deepening the 13th ESC's partnership with our neighboring cities.

"I think that this is a great opportunity to have him [Garner] out in the community and let him get a feel for the great people that we have here in central Texas," remarked Jay Taggart, the 13th COSCOM Community Representative and Chairman.

Born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, this is the first time in his 28 years in the Army that Garner has been stationed in his home state. "I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am to be here," Garner remarked. "It is a distinct honor and privilege to serve in this outstanding organization, on this historic installation, among this fantastic military community."

Gen. Darren L. Werner, the commanding general of the 13th ESC, is pleased to have Garner join his command team. "The 13th ESC's success relies on its readiness and training right down to the Soldier level, and Command Sgt. Maj. Garner's distinguished career demonstrates that he remains the ideal leader to prepare it for the challenging missions ahead."

"This is my 11th Change of Responsibility Ceremony," Garner stated during the ceremony, "but this one is very special to me, as it is the first Ceremony of my career that my father has been able to attend."

Werner also used the ceremony as an opportunity to honor Garner's father, David Garner from Euless, Texas, by presenting him with the Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Pin for his service as an infantryman in Vietnam with the 1st Infantry Division and the 25th Infantry.

Garner's wife, Nina, and their children Brinkley and Zane currently remain at Ramstein Airbase, Germany, until Zane graduates from high school in June, before joining Garner at Fort Hood this summer.