Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey R. Huggins, often referred to as the CSM, became the senior enlisted advisor to the commander of the 7th U.S. Army Joint Multinational Training Command during a ceremony, Feb. 21, 2013 at the Grafenwoehr Field House in Grafenwoehr, Germany.
CSM Huggins is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii. Prior to moving to Germany, he served at the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Command Sgt. Maj. Huggins will to work to institute, uphold and maintain common standards, such as good order and discipline, among U.S. forces, while also assisting multinational forces as they continue to build their own Noncommissioned Officer Corps structures while at the JMTC, the U.S. Army’s only overseas training command.
“I am thrilled and excited to be part of this community and this great team,” said Huggins during the ceremony. “I look forward to working with our host nation and our other allied formations as I try to learn the languages and cultures, and continue the relationship we currently enjoy.”
“This simple ceremony this afternoon marks the change of responsibility for someone who represents every individual soldier in our ranks,” said Col. Bryan L. Rudacille, commander of the Joint Multinational Training Command. “I cannot think of anyone who epitomizes the strength of our Unites States Noncommissioned Officer Corps more than Command Sergeant Major Jeffrey Huggins. He now serves as the eyes and ears of the command and as the voice of the individual soldier, throughout the entire footprint of Bavaria and beyond. In this capacity as the Command Sergeant Major of the Joint Multinational Training Command he has the unique to shape the NCO Corps of our allied nations.”