By Nick SpinelliJuly 21, 2011
FORT GORDON, Ga. --- The United States Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon welcomed Command Sgt. Major Ronald Pflieger as the 21st Signal Regimental and Fort Gordon Command Sergeant Major at an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony held July 15 on Barton Field.
Pflieger relieved former Command Sgt. Major Thomas Clark, who retired earlier this year.
Maj. Gen. Alan Lynn, United States Army Signal Center of Excellence and Fort Gordon commanding general, said Pflieger was chosen for the position out of the, “best of the best.”
“I was looking for something specific out of the top 10 Signal command sergeants major in the Army,” he said. “I was looking for a war fighter. I was looking for someone with joint experience…someone who is passionate about caring for Soldiers and their Families. I found all that and more in Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Pflieger.”
Lynn summed up his faith in Pflieger simply by stating, “He’s the right man for the job.”
Pflieger thanked Maj. Gen. Lynn for his faith and said he was looking forward to working with and for him for the betterment of Fort Gordon and the Signal regiment. He went on to express how honored he was to be a leader to the Signal Soldiers present.
“Today, I stand ready to serve forward as your regimental sergeant major. You carry forward a 151 year legacy of communications excellence, and I look forward to continuing that with you,” he said. “In my eyes, there is no greater combat multiplier than you.”
Pflieger entered the Army in 1982 and attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Gordon, earning the Military Occupational Specialty 31M, Multi-Channel Communications Equipment Operator. Now, nearly 30 years later, he said he is looking forward to learning his way around the post again.
“I can’t wait to get reacquainted with ‘Team Gordon,’ as well as talking to and seeing our great Signal leaders in action.”
At the beginning of the ceremony, Fort Gordon representatives presented flowers to Pflieger’s wife, daughters, mother, and mother-in-law; and a regimental coin to his son. During his remarks, Lynn thanked Pfieger’s wife and children for their support.
“Thank you for moving here in support of your husband, your father, and the entire United States Army,” he said.