02 February 2018
21st Signal Brigade Commander Col. Karen J. Roe presides over the Change of Responsibility ceremony for outgoing 21st Signal Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Myron F. Geter and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Richard M. Meadows at the Fort Detrick Auditorium Jan. 5. Photo by 55th Signal Company Pfc. Kyara Aguilar
21st Signal Brigade Bids Farewell to Command Sergeant Major
U.S. Army Sergeant Raul Pacheco, 21st Signal Brigade
Col. Karen J. Roe, 21st Signal Brigade commander, presided over the Change of Responsibility ceremony for outgoing 21st Signal Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. Myron F. Geter and incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Richard M. Meadows, Jan. 5, at the Fort Detrick Auditorium in Frederick, Maryland.

Command Sgt. Maj. Myron F. Geter has served as the 21st Signal Brigade Command Sgt. Maj. since 2015 and previously served as the Brigade S3 operations sergeant major in the 160th Signal Brigade, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

The ceremony included the ceremonial passing of the signal colors to illustrate the passing of responsibility and leadership to the incoming command sergeant major.

Reflecting on his time with the 21st Signal Brigade, Roe stated, "like most command sergeants major, you will not have a
conversation that does not include readiness. But what Command Sgt. Maj. Geter provided to the team was the tools, techniques and procedures to increase readiness across the formation. From his first day on the seat, Command Sgt. Maj. Geter focused on the well-being of Soldiers and their families. And while we all know that the mission is critical, he understands that it is the people who make the mission happen.”

Reaching retirement, Geter took the time to thank all those who helped along the way.

“To my company commanders and company first sergeants that served with me during my tenure: I enjoyed patiently watching you learn and develop into better, more effective leaders. To my Soldiers: thank you for accomplishing the mission: you are the future of our Army. Continue to put forth a maximum effort and you are destined to reach your full potential. To my family: your support has been so incredible. You have allowed me to do what I love for 28 years, and that is to be a Soldier. And to my hero, my father: thank you for leading me to an adventure that turned out to be a career.”

Incoming Command Sgt. Maj. Richard M. Meadows will serve as the senior enlisted advisor to 21st Signal Brigade Commander Col. Karen J. Roe.

Once at the podium, Meadows stated his promise.

“Col. Roe, while today may seem like a somber day for you to lose such a great battle buddy, I can reassure you that I understand the magnitude of the Brigade’s mission and that I will continue to uphold the same standards and discipline,” said Meadows.

Meadows’ military and civilian education includes: Primary Leadership Development course; Basic Noncommissioned Officers course; Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course; Communications Security course; Master Fitness course; U.S. Army Recruiting School; and Pre Command course. Meadows is a Class 62 graduate of the United States Sergeant’s Major Academy and Command Sgt. Maj. has a Bachelors in Science from Columbia Southern University in computer science.
His most recent assignment was the G6 Sergeant Major for I Corp at Joint Base Lewis McCord, Washington.
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