FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC) welcomed Capt. Michael W. Quigley as its new commander in a change of command ceremony at the Nolan Building, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, June 10.
Col. Michael G. Dhunjishah, deputy commanding officer, INSCOM, welcomed Quigley back to the INSCOM family.
Quigley, who replaces Capt. Annah J. Gbee, returns to INSCOM from Fort George G. Meade, Maryland, where he served as a strategic planner.
“He brings diverse experiences, coming into the Army after getting his master’s degree,” complimented Dhunjishah. “I am confident he will take on all challenges. I am sure he will lead INSCOM HHC with distinction.”
Quigley took the opportunity to thank Brig. Gen. Peter J. Whalen, deputy commanding general, INSCOM; the Soldiers and Civilians attending the ceremony, family members, guests, and his mentors.
“Thank you Capt. Gbee for leaving such a well-functioning command,” said Quigley. “I am honored to be taking command of the INSCOM HHC. This command is a unique opportunity to ensure we are meeting the needs of the INSCOM staff.”
Dhunjishah highlighted the difficulty of being a HHC commander.
"Being a HHC commander is tough,” said Dhunjishah. “It makes an officer rely on influence rather than direct leadership. You’re at a place where everyone outranks you but you have to get the job done using influential style leadership. This is something usually reserved by someone of a higher rank.”
Dhunjishah's comments highlighted Gbee's leadership and how she made a difference in the garrison and the U.S. Army.
“You are an empathetic leader,” said Dhunjishah. “I think she received an extra amount of empathy as a person. She is genuinely caring, and demonstrates true commitment to her Soldiers.”
Gbee was gracious and personable in her closing remarks.
“The Army’s greatest asset is its people,” said Gbee. “Caring has to be genuine and it cannot be just a stock phrase.”
Gbee highlighted the dedication of the Soldiers in the HHC and personally thanked 1st Sgt. Jose A. Montanez, company first sergeant, HHC, Spc. Tyrell I. Jones and the military police Soldiers for their hard work and accomplishments during her time in command.
“My first sergeant is an amazing man, he cares,” said Gbee. “And Jones did a superb job helping me manage one million dollars’ worth of property and doing whatever was required. He exemplified Army values for being a tremendous Soldier.”
Gbee ended her remarks with a heartfelt thank you to INSCOM.
“My ruck was light because my directors and all the excellent people in this command. Being an HHC commander teaches you humility. Thank you for allowing me to serve you.”