FORT LEE, Va. - The U.S. Army Ordnance Corps bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan A. Muhammad, Ordnance Corps regimental command sergeant major, during a relinquishment of responsibility ceremony Aug. 10, at Whittington Parade Field on the Ordnance Campus.

"This is a tough day for the Ordnance Corps as we bid farewell to one of our finest," said Col. Edward M. Daly, Chief of Ordnance. "Command Sgt. Maj. Muhammad has been the standard bearer who has been committed to the Ordnance Corps' success. But more importantly, he committed to and championed the entire logistics and sustainment community."

Muhammad will be reporting to the Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir, Va., where he will be the senior enlisted advisor.

He was credited with many accomplishments including helping develop new training programs and expanding credentialing initiatives, and through his leadership and mentoring guided Soldiers to becoming successful leaders, Daly added.

"I stand before you a humble and grateful Soldier … as in order to be a leader, you have to be a Soldier first," Muhammad said. "As I go north to Fort Belvoir, I will continue to be the Soldier and leader you asked me to be."

In recognition of his performance while at Fort Lee, he was awarded the Legion of Merit medal and the Brehon B. Somervell Medal of Excellence, given for outstanding performance in support and logistics-related duties.

In a future ceremony, Command Sgt. Maj. Clinton G. Hall will assume responsibility as the Ordnance Corps regimental command sergeant major. He is arriving from the U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Life Cycle Management Command, Warren, Mich.