|FORT McCOY, Wis. (88th Regional Support Command Public
Affairs Office) — The 88th Regional Support Command (RSC) conducted a
change-of-responsibility ceremony in late October at the command’s
headquarters. During this ceremony, the responsibility of the command’s
senior-enlisted position officially was transferred from Command
Sergeant Maj. James E. Williams to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael B. Koszuta.
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael B.
Koszuta (right) accepts the unit guidon from Brig. Gen. Frank A.
Cipolla, right, the deputy commanding general of the 88th
Regional Support Command, during a change-of-responsibility
ceremony. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Osvaldo P. Sanchez)
Koszuta, a resident of New Berlin, Wis., comes to the command after a
tour of duty as the sergeant major of the Army Reserve’s Recruiting
Assistants Program and Strength Management Initiative task forces at
Fort McPherson, Ga. In that role, he advised senior Army Reserve
leadership on ways to retain quality Soldiers and encourage them to
recruit those they know to join the service as a member of the Army
Koszuta became the ninth command sergeant major of the 88th RSC and the
second command sergeant major under the current mission and structure of
the command, with its headquarters being located at McCoy.
As the first command sergeant major of the transformed and expanded 88th
RSC, Williams ensured a high level of esprit-de-corps among the Soldiers
assigned to units within the command’s 19-state footprint. A native of
Birchwood, Wis., he capped off his Army career and retired from the Army
Reserve after serving more than 40 years as an enlisted Soldier.
Williams was awarded the Legion of Merit for his service.
More than a title given to the senior-most enlisted Soldier assigned to
a particular unit, the 88th’s command sergeant major serves as the
senior enlisted advisor to the commanding general and primary staff. The
command sergeant major works in areas of Family readiness and support;
history, lineage and honors; and in many facets of enlisted Soldier
management and leadership.
The change-of-responsibility ceremony serves as the public
acknowledgment of the role that the command sergeant major plays in the
leadership and management of the command.
The 88th continues to stand out as an example
of how the Army Reserve continues to play crucial roles within the
Army’s mission readiness.