Command Sgt. Maj. Tamisha Love, the new senior enlisted Soldier of the Installation Management Command Directorate-Sustainment, said the organization has established “a legacy of being champions for installation readiness.”
Love succeeded Command Sgt. Maj. James Brasher in a change of responsibility ceremony Sept. 19 at Bob Jones Auditorium. Love had been the Garrison command sergeant major at Fort Lee, renamed Fort Gregg-Adams, Virginia, since April 2021.
At the ceremony, Love said family members, friends, leaders, Soldiers and civilians have asked if she’s excited to assume responsibility of the organization.
“To answer the question, without hesitation I look forward to continuing to build on this great legacy to ensure that we sustain readiness by focusing on people, programs, processes and performance,” Love said.
She said as IMCOM Sustainment professionals, the organization will use the highest possible standards to integrate and deliver base support to enable readiness for a globally responsive Army.
Love thanked Brasher for his leadership and dedication to the organization and IMCOM Sustainment Director Davis Tindoll for selecting her as his command sergeant major.
“This ceremony is indeed a milestone for both command sergeant majors and their families,” Tindoll, the reviewing officer for the event, said. He welcomed Brasher’s wife, Skye, and daughters, Madeleine and Allison, and his father, Paul.
Tindoll said Love brings “a wealth of experience and energy to her new position and she’s impeccably qualified to serve Soldiers as a directorate command sergeant major.
“With any new job comes challenges and Command Sgt. Maj. Love, you will be challenged,” he said. “This directorate will continue improving quality of life conditions for our Soldiers and ensuring families are Army strong.”
Tindoll said he’ll rely on Love’s wisdom, experience and counsel to help him make a difference in the programs and services provided on the installations within IMCOM Directorate-Sustainment.
“I know you’re up to the challenge and I welcome you to this family,” he said.
Tindoll said Brasher served “as my chief enlisted adviser, my right hand, my battle buddy for the past 2 ½ years but more importantly he has served Soldiers throughout his service to our country.”
He described Brasher as “a multi-faceted leader with the ability to tackle the most complex challenges.
“He focused on professional development of our garrison command sergeant majors, placing emphasis on understanding the science and art of base operations, achieving strategic objectives and improving readiness for the mission teams we support.”
Brasher provided supervision, leadership and guidance to more than 1,000 Soldiers and 20,000 civilian employees and was instrumental in the delivery of base operations services against ever-changing funding situations, Tindoll said.
Brasher addressed the IMCOM-Sustainment team, saying: “You are true professionals, and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life to have been among you.”
And, to Love, he said: “Welcome to one of the best jobs you never knew was out there. You’ll find it challenging, but you have a great team to back you up, and I know you will do well.”
During the event, Tindoll recognized Redstone Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Dylan Lemasters and Fort Walker Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Bailey as well as other active and retired command sergeant majors in the audience.