FCC conducts transfer of responsibility ceremony

By David MillerMay 19, 2021

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. — The Futures and Concepts Center held a transfer of responsibility ceremony on May 13, 2021 at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va. Lt. Gen. D. Scott McKean, Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command and Director, FCC, presided over the ceremony. Outgoing command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Paul E. Biggs relinquished the duties and responsibilities of FCC command sergeant major to Command Sgt. Maj. Robin M. Bolmer.

Biggs was the first FCC command sergeant major and his first concern has always been people.  A motivated and enthusiastic leader, who never lost sight of the mission, Biggs will have a lasting impact on our future Army.

“As we change responsibility we are truly blessed to have two talented leaders, Command Sergeant Major Biggs and Sergeant Major Bolmer,” said McKean.  These two sergeants major have spent two thirds of their career; ‘while our nation was at war,” serving in leadership positions and supporting our Soldier’s and families. Both you and your families have been doing our nation’s work during the longest wars our nation has continuously fought,” said McKean.

McKean passed the colors to Bolmer to symbolize the transfer of responsibility and authority. The unit’s flag is used to represent the transfer of responsibility and identify Bolmer as the new command sergeant major to each soldier now under his charge and signify his commitment, dedication and the loyalty to the FCC team.

McKean stated, “The Futures and Concepts Center is at the front of the modernization effort of our Army. Sergeant Major Biggs was at FCC’s establishment three years ago, although this wasn’t a new organization, it was ARCIC and it’s been around a while, FCC was a new thing and Sergeant Major Biggs was one of the ones that helped establish this organization.”

FCC was established to develop future concepts, requirements, and an integration modernization pathway to increase lethality and overmatch to enable soldiers and units to compete and if necessary deploy, fight, and win future wars. FCC has organizational responsibility of the joint modernization command, ten capability development and integration directorates along with their associated battle labs across the United States which includes more than 1,400 military and civilian personnel.

“I do not take this position lightly nor the responsibility and my pledge to the FCC team is that I will give 100 percent effort every day,” Bolmer said.

Following the ceremony, Biggs retired after completing more than 33 years of service.

Lt. Gen. D. Scott McKean, Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command and Director, Futures and Concepts Center, receives the FCC flag from outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Biggs during the transfer of responsibility ceremony between outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Biggs and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 13, 2021. The unit’s flag is used to represent the transfer of responsibility and identify the new command sergeant major to each Soldier now under his charge and signify his commitment, dedication and the loyalty to the FCC team.
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Lt. Gen. D. Scott McKean, Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command and Director, Futures and Concepts Center, passes the FCC flag to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer during the transfer of responsibility ceremony between outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Biggs and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 13, 2021. The unit’s flag is used to represent the transfer of responsibility and identify the new command sergeant major to each Soldier now under his charge and signify his commitment, dedication and the loyalty to the FCC team.
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Lt. Gen. D. Scott McKean, Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command and Director, Futures and Concepts Center, passes the FCC flag to incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer during the transfer of responsibility ceremony between outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Biggs and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 13, 2021. The unit’s flag is used to represent the transfer of responsibility and identify the new command sergeant major to each Soldier now under his charge and signify his commitment, dedication and the loyalty to the FCC team. (Photo Credit: (Courtesy Photo))
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Lt. Gen. D. Scott McKean, Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command and Director, Futures and Concepts Center, addressed the audience after the transfer of responsibility ceremony between outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Biggs and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 13, 2021. McKean highlighted Biggs contributions to FCC and welcomed Bolmer to his new position where he will provide leadership and counsel to subordinate units throughout the United States.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Lt. Gen. D. Scott McKean, Deputy Commanding General, Army Futures Command and Director, Futures and Concepts Center, addressed the audience after the transfer of responsibility ceremony between outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Biggs and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 13, 2021. McKean highlighted Biggs contributions to FCC and welcomed Bolmer to his new position where he will provide leadership and counsel to subordinate units throughout the United States. (Photo Credit: (Courtesy Photo)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer, Futures and Concepts Center command sergeant major, provides remarks to the audience after the transfer of responsibility at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 13, 2021. Following the transfer of responsibility ceremony, outgoing FCC command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Biggs retired after 33 years of service.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Robin Bolmer, Futures and Concepts Center command sergeant major, provides remarks to the audience after the transfer of responsibility at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, May 13, 2021. Following the transfer of responsibility ceremony, outgoing FCC command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Paul Biggs retired after 33 years of service. (Photo Credit: (Courtesy Photo)) VIEW ORIGINAL