White Sands has new commanding officer
WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE — White Sands Missile Range welcomed a new installation command sergeant major, the highest enlisted rank in the Army, with a ceremony held Tuesday.
“I know I have big shoes to fill,” said incoming Command Sgt. Maj. William A. Wofford.
Outgoing CSM William K. Maddox retired from the Army after 30 years and was commemorated in a separate ceremony.
Maddox served at WSMR for two years and said he will be staying in the area through the spring with his wife and two children.
“This is a pretty unique installation. It’s been an interesting ride. We’ve enjoyed our time here at White Sands,” Maddox said. “Thank you for making our last assignment in the Army a very memorable one and a very enjoyable one.”
Wofford, originally from Coffeyville, Kan., has served in the Army since 1990 and has graduated from every level of the noncommissioned officer education system. Wofford’s awards include the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.