"We are a nation at war, and because we are a nation at war we must do our absolute best with what we have to sustain mission success. We owe that to our country and we owe it to our fellow Soldiers. I will accept nothing less and you should expect nothing less." With those words, Command Sgt. Maj. Edward J. Williams III assumed responsibility as Command Sergeant Major for 25th Signal Battalion in a ceremony Feb. 21 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The command sergeant major is the senior enlisted leader in the command and the principal advisor to the commander on all facets of unit operations."As a Soldier, as a leader and as a noncommissioned officer there are two words that I live for," Williams said. "Those two words are mission success, and if need be I will die to ensure mission success."Command Sgt. Maj. Williams entered the Army on Oct. 21, 1986, and graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Dix, N.J. He has received numerous awards and decorations, and is a member of the distinguished Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.The 25th Signal Battalion provides the enterprise communications capabilities necessary to accomplish missions throughout Afghanistan and Qatar. Command personnel operate, maintain, and protect information systems and infrastructure in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.