FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) welcomed its 16th Command Sergeant Major during an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony at the Nolan Building, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, July 31.
During the ceremony, officiated by Maj. Gen. Gary W. Johnston, INSCOM commanding general, Command Sgt. Maj. William M. Rinehart assumed the position as the command's senior noncommissioned officer.
Due to Coronavirus social distancing requirements, in front of a small audience, with others viewing by teleconference, Johnston welcomed Rinehart to the INSCOM family with words of encouragement.
"CSM Rinehart has worked at every echelon and in a variety of major commands and units. At each of these posts, he made the formation better," said Johnston. "He has served with Special Operations, Infantry, Joint, and Cyber units to name just a few. He obviously has no problem getting outside of his comfort zone, which is exactly what we need here at INSCOM."
Johnston also noted that Rinehart brings a wealth of knowledge and a diverse background that will only better enable INSCOM to connect and deliver the Intelligence Enterprise.
"As CSM Rinehart officially assumes his responsibilities as INSCOM’s command sergeant major, I know he is ready to hit the ground running and make this formation better," added Johnston.
Rinehart, who previously served as command sergeant major for U.S. Army South at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, was gracious in his remarks -- thanking his wife and Johnston for the opportunity to take care of the members of his newest squad.
“The men and women of the INSCOM Enterprise have protected this nation for decades and will continue to do so in the future," said Rinehart. "I am proud to be a part of that past and its future. It is truly an honor to serve each of you and I look forward to seeing where the future takes us."
Rinehart enlisted in the Army from Oklahoma City on Dec. 7, 1989. Upon completion of Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, he attended the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.
With 17,500 Soldiers, Army civilians, and contractors located in 180 locations in 45 countries, INSCOM executes mission command of operational intelligence and security forces; conducts, synchronizes, and integrates worldwide multi-discipline and all-source intelligence and security operations; and delivers linguist support and intelligence related advanced skills training, acquisition support, logistics, communications and other specialized capabilities in support of Army, Joint, and Coalition commands and the U.S. Intelligence Community.