A new Command Sergeant Major for Dugway Proving Ground (DPG) was officially installed March 18, 2021 during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony at Dugway School.
Command Sgt. Maj. Mauvet M. Rawls joins a long roster of Senior Noncommissioned Officers, since DPG’s founding in 1942, with numerous responsibilities toward the Soldiers and civilians.
“I am here to provide input to the mission of the installation and the operation in the garrison setting,” she wrote in a prepared statement. “This includes personnel, morale and welfare of all those who live and work on Dugway Proving Ground.”
Command Sgt. Maj. Rawls came from Fort Hood, Texas, where she served as Command Sergeant Major at the Soldier Recovery Unit, formally known as the Warrior Transition Unit, and was the interim Command Sergeant Major at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.
The highlight of the Assumption of Responsibility ceremony was the passing of the installation’s colors from Sgt. Charles King of Dugway Chapel to Col. Scott Gould, Commander of DPG. Col. Gould then passed the colors to CSM Rawls, who then passed them to Sgt. King. Each passing signifies the trust and continuity among all ranks of Soldiers at DPG.
With the ceremony complete, Col. Gould addressed Command Sgt. Maj. Rawls while her husband Tony, and their children sat in the audience.
“You are now the backbone of Dugway,” Col. Gould said. “As the Command Sergeant Major, you will find this role covers a wide breadth and depth of topics. You will find parts certainly challenging but it is highly rewarding. Your reputation of making a difference and creating positive impacts precedes you. I know you are the right Command Sergeant Major to assume the responsibility and continue building on the great work done previously.”
The Assumption of Responsibility ceremony began with Chaplain (Maj.) Wesley Gornall offering a prayer for CSM Rawls: “May she continue the legacy of excellence that defines her past assignments, and may she put her own mark on Dugway.”
Distinguished guests included Army Test and Evaluation Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Graves, Installation Management Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dennison, and Adam Gardiner of Sen. Mitt Romney’s office.
During her presentation, Command Sgt. Maj. Rawls remarked that everyone at DPG seemed very friendly and welcoming, which she found “refreshing.”
“I feel privileged to be in this position and am ready to learn and explore in and out of uniform on and around Dugway,” she said.