Ranger Training Brigade will say goodbye to its top noncommissioned officer today during a change of responsibility ceremony at Hurley Hill.
Command Sergeant Major John R. Burns will relinquish his position as Ranger Training Brigade command sergeant major to Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Smith at 1 p.m., according to Fort Benning public affairs.
Smith, of Lake City, Fla., has served in the Army more than 23 years in various Airborne, Ranger and light infantry assignments throughout the U.S. Smith was also hand-selected to stand up the provisional 75th Ranger Regimental Special Troop Battalion on post.
Burns has served in the Army more than 25 years in various Airborne, Ranger and light infantry assignments throughout the U.S. The Carlisle, Penn., native has held all noncommissioned officer leadership positions from team leader to brigade command sergeant major. Burns has deployed in support of Operations Just Cause, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.