FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. – 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment Regulators welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Chasitie Lee during a traditional change of responsibility ceremony with Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Guenther held Feb. 9 at Nicka Hall Hangar, Libby Army Airfield.
“I am extremely excited to welcome Command Sergeant Major Lee and her family to the Regulator Battalion,” said Lt. Col. Jacob Roper, commander of the 2-13th.
Currently, the battalion operates the most extensive unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) Advanced Individual Training and graduate-level aviation training developing combat aviation leaders.
Roper said Lee’s position here would be the most rewarding assignment in her career and applauded Guenther for his service to the Regulator Battalion.
“During Command Sergeant Major Guenther’s time here, the regiment has trained 2,670 Soldiers across four UAS MOSs, and across four additional graduate-level courses,” he said.
Roper emphasized Guenther’s efforts equate to 10,005 hours and 2,800 missions.
“And millions…yes, millions of combined training hours!” he exclaimed.
Guenther shattered the stereotype of what a command sergeant major’s role is to the Army, Roper explained.
“Jason, you have truly been a blessing to the Soldiers, NCOs, officers and civilians of this battalion,” he commended. “You are a Soldiers’ leader who selflessly places the interests of others above their own.”
Guenther then took the podium and emotionally conveyed his gratitude to the Regulator Battalion.
“I would like to share the countless times that made my time here successful, but I promised to keep my comments brief,” he quipped thanking everyone, including the previous Regulator commander, Retired Lt. Col. Alissa McKaig.
“I truthfully believe the last two and a half years I have had the best job in the Army,” Guenther emphasized.
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