FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) conducted a Change of Responsibility Ceremony at the Nolan Building, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, June 2.
The ceremony, officiated by Maj. Gen. Michele H. Bredenkamp, commanding general, INSCOM, welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Kyle J. Gillam as the command’s senior noncommissioned officer, and bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. William M. Rinehart.
Bredenkamp expressed her appreciation for Rinehart and his family for their dedication to the command and the impact they’ve had on the organization.
“Today, with the change of responsibility, we farewell one of the most professional, caring, and genuine leaders and Soldiers I’ve had the pleasure of serving with; INSCOM’s 16th command sergeant major,” said Bredenkamp.
Rinehart, who will continue serving in a new role at Department the Army headquarters, was thankful for his time at INSCOM and noted the ceremony had special meaning to another important date in his life.
“Today is special for me – for my family – because of a couple of reasons...,” Rinehart said. “Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of my father’s passing, and today is his birthday.”
Rinehart went on to express his gratitude for the journey he endured with the command.
“I came into this command during a pandemic," said Rinehart. "I look back at where I started and where we are today, and I am proud of each and every person serving this command.”
Rinehart passed the senior noncommissioned officer role to Gillam, who has held roles at every echelon in the INSCOM enterprise, most recently coming from the 706th Military Intelligence Group at Fort Gordon, Georgia.
Bredenkamp enthusiastically welcomed Gillam to the command.
“Welcome to our formation. We are truly excited to have you as our command sergeant major,” said Bredenkamp. “He’s an experienced leader, an intelligence professional who is humble, and is the right NCO to assume responsibility at INSCOM today.”
Gillam is ready to hit the ground running, as the command team begins a series of visits to subordinate commands over the next several months.
“To the INSCOM team, thank you for the open arms and the invite to the unit. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you…. I have 17,500 people to meet, and we are going to start today,” said Gillam. “I promise I’ll attack every problem with a smile on my face and a violence of action, and that’s how you get things done.”
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.