FORT HOOD, TEXAS – 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Hall, as he relinquished responsibility during a ceremony May 10, on Cooper Field, Fort Hood, Texas.
"I am very proud to have been a part of the most lethal brigade in the United States Army," Hall said as he reminisced on his time leading Greywolf. "We accomplished a lot of great things over in Poland so there is zero doubt in my mind that this is the most lethal brigade combat team in the Army."
As the brigade’s most senior noncommissioned officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Hall’s responsibilities included the enforcing of standards, policies, training, appearance and conduct of Greywolf. Hall added how honored he was to part of such a storied unit.
"I'd like to think that I'll always be part of Greywolf and I certainly know that they will always be in my heart." Hall said.
Col. John Gilliam, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team commander, praised Hall for his ability to lead and mentor Troopers, offering his counsel and experience during complex issues. A critical focus for Hall was developing junior leaders has created a group of non-commissioned officers that will be well prepared for the next mantel of responsibility.
"Rare was the time when we would go through the DFAC or to a meeting without Command Sgt. Maj. Hall stopping to talk to a Trooper," Col. Gilliam said. "For me personally Command Sgt. Maj. Hall was always able to provide the Trooper's perspective that influenced my decision making."
Hall continued by thanking the Troopers for their unwavering commitment, professionalism and dedication in making Greywolf the lethal brigade.
"You strive towards proficiency in your craft, readiness of yourself and equipment and positively impact your surrounding teammates." Hall added. "Each day you choose commitment over compliance and you showcase yourselves as part of a cohesive team, as the nations standard bearers."
In parting, Hall left a few words for the current and future troopers and leaders of the of the Greywolf team.
"If you want to be part of the most lethal, cohesive, ready to fight and win, brigade combat team in the U.S. Army, you better be part of Greywolf."
Command Sgt. Maj. Hall will soon be headed to Fort Polk, LA to help the future brigades head into a theatre and continue answering the nation's call.