FORT KNOX, Ky. -- Houston Army Recruiting Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory O. Craig has been selected as U.S. Army Recruiting Command's new command sergeant major, scheduled to replace Command Sgt. Maj. Todd A. Moore later this year.

In a commandwide message sent March 15, USAREC Commanding General Maj. Gen. David L. Mann said Craig "has extensive leadership and recruiting skills, including having served as the command sergeant major of the 1st Recruiting Brigade. We are looking forward to his leadership as we continue to 'Provide the Strength' of our Army!"

Craig said is "humbled for the opportunity and welcomes the responsibility to serve the Soldiers, Families and civilians of USAREC."

Originally a field artillery cannon crewmember who enlisted in 1984, Craig began his recruiting career in March 1990 as a detailed recruiter at the Richmond West Recruiting Station in Baltimore Battalion. He has also been assigned to the Dallas, Albany and New York City battalions, and served as command sergeant major for Columbia and Baltimore battalions, as well as the 1st Recruiting Brigade at Fort Meade, Md. In addition, he has been the chief career management command sergeant major at the Army's Recruiting and Retention School at Fort Jackson, S.C. He has earned the Gold Recruiter Badge, Recruiter Ring, and the Glenn E. Morrell Medallion for recruiting excellence.

Craig and his wife, Sherita, are scheduled to join the USAREC headquarters team at Fort Knox this summer; the exact date has not yet been set.