Change of Responsibility

By Spc. Monte Swift (USARCENT)November 20, 2009

Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton (right) receives the passing of the sword signifying the responsibility he accepts as the new Command Sergeant Major of the 160th Signal Brigade during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony Nov. 18, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  Stockton replaced out-going Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson who has served as the Brigade's Command Sergeant Major since June of 2008. The 160th Signal Brigade is responsible for providing Third Army with enterprise communication capabilities throughout Southwestern Asia and the Army Central area of responsibility.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton (right) receives the passing of the sword signifying the responsibility he accepts as the new Command Sergeant Major of the 160th Signal Brigade during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony Nov. 18, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Stockton replaced out-going Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson who has served as the Brigade's Command Sergeant Major since June of 2008. The 160th Signal Brigade is responsible for providing Third Army with enterprise communication capabilities throughout Southwestern Asia and the Army Central area of responsibility. (Photo Credit: Spc. Monte Swift (USARCENT)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Members of the color guard stand at attention during a traditional change of command ceremony for the 160th Signal Brigade Nov. 18, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in which Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson.  The 160th Signal Brigade provides Third Army with enterprise communication capabilities throughout Southwestern Asia and the Army Central area of responsibility.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the color guard stand at attention during a traditional change of command ceremony for the 160th Signal Brigade Nov. 18, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in which Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson. The 160th Signal Brigade provides Third Army with enterprise communication capabilities throughout Southwestern Asia and the Army Central area of responsibility. (Photo Credit: Spc. Monte Swift (USARCENT)) VIEW ORIGINAL
From left-160th Signal Brigade Commander Col. Ronald R. Stimear, outgoing 160th Signal Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson, 335th Command Sgt. Maj. William Hardwick and incoming 160th Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton stand at parade rest during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the 160th Signal Brigade Nov. 18, 2009, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  The 160th Signal Brigade provides Third Army with enterprise communication capabilities throughout Southwestern Asia and the Army Central area of responsibility.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – From left-160th Signal Brigade Commander Col. Ronald R. Stimear, outgoing 160th Signal Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson, 335th Command Sgt. Maj. William Hardwick and incoming 160th Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton stand at parade rest during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the 160th Signal Brigade Nov. 18, 2009, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. The 160th Signal Brigade provides Third Army with enterprise communication capabilities throughout Southwestern Asia and the Army Central area of responsibility. (Photo Credit: Spc. Monte Swift (USARCENT)) VIEW ORIGINAL
 Members of the color guard stand at attention during a traditional change of command ceremony for the 160th Signal Brigade Nov. 18, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in which Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson. The 160th Signal Brigade provides Third Army with enterprise communication capabilities throughout Southwestern Asia and the Army Central area of responsibility.
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Members of the color guard stand at attention during a traditional change of command ceremony for the 160th Signal Brigade Nov. 18, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in which Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson. The 160th Signal Brigade provides Third Army with enterprise communication capabilities throughout Southwestern Asia and the Army Central area of responsibility. (Photo Credit: Spc. Monte Swift (USARCENT)) VIEW ORIGINAL
 Master Sgt. Lester Long (right) of the 160th Signal Brigade prepares to pass the sword, a symbol of authority in the Noncommisioned Officer,  in a traditional Change of Responsibility Ceremony demonstrating the final duties of out-going Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson and the passing of leadership to Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton.  The 160th Signal Brigade is responsible for providing Third Army with enterprise communication capabilities throughout Southwestern Asia and the Army Central area of responsibility.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Master Sgt. Lester Long (right) of the 160th Signal Brigade prepares to pass the sword, a symbol of authority in the Noncommisioned Officer, in a traditional Change of Responsibility Ceremony demonstrating the final duties of out-going Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson and the passing of leadership to Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton. The 160th Signal Brigade is responsible for providing Third Army with enterprise communication capabilities throughout Southwestern Asia and the Army Central area of responsibility. (Photo Credit: Spc. Monte Swift (USARCENT)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Having received the sword signifying his new responsibility, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton inspects the sword during a traditional Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the 160th Signal Brigade Nov. 18, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  Stockton replaced out-going Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson who has served as the Brigade's Command Sergeant Major since June of 2008.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Having received the sword signifying his new responsibility, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton inspects the sword during a traditional Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the 160th Signal Brigade Nov. 18, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Stockton replaced out-going Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson who has served as the Brigade's Command Sergeant Major since June of 2008. (Photo Credit: Spc. Monte Swift (USARCENT)) VIEW ORIGINAL
Having received the sword signifying his new responsibility, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton inspects the sword during a traditional Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the 160th Signal Brigade Nov. 18, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.  Stockton replaced out-going Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson who has served as the Brigade's Command Sergeant Major since June of 2008.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Having received the sword signifying his new responsibility, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Stockton inspects the sword during a traditional Change of Responsibility Ceremony for the 160th Signal Brigade Nov. 18, at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Stockton replaced out-going Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Thompson who has served as the Brigade's Command Sergeant Major since June of 2008. (Photo Credit: Spc. Monte Swift (USARCENT)) VIEW ORIGINAL