By Mr. Dan Lafontaine (RDECOM)January 10, 2012
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie met with leaders Jan. 10 of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command -- his new duty station, effective March 2 -- to discuss its support to Warfighters.
Beharie will assume duties as RDECOM's senior noncommissioned officer from Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin, who will be retiring. He will lead the command's 80 enlisted Soldiers at its APG headquarters and seven research centers with offices around the world.
Marin, Sgt. Maj. Matt DeLay and Sgt. Maj. William Tager briefed Beharie on RDECOM's role in providing solutions to Soldiers in the field through engineering and science. DeLay and Tager have served tours as the noncommissioned officer-in-charge of the RDECOM Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center, or RFAST-C, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.
RDECOM Soldiers and civilian engineers comprise RFAST-C, the Army's command center for science and technology activity for Operation Enduring Freedom. Its mission is to provide timely answers to technical problems coming from Soldiers in theater.
Beharie will also meet with RDECOM Commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, RDECOM Deputy to Commander Dale Ormond and APG Garrison Commander Col. Orlando Ortiz during his two-day visit to APG.
Beharie has served as the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade's command sergeant major at Fort Campbell, Ky., since April 2009.