By Maj. Gabby Thompson, 3d Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs
FORT HOOD, Texas – Command Sgt. Maj. Jason P. Dein assumed responsibility of the 3d Cavalry Regiment in a ceremony here earlier today.
Col. Kevin D. Bradley, 3d Cavalry Regiment commander, presided over the ceremony.
Dein, who hails from Dededo, Guam, assumed responsibility months after Command Sgt. Maj. Shade S. Munday relinquished responsibility of the regiment. Munday assumed responsibility of the 1st Cavalry Division on Aug. 17.
After the short ceremonial passing of the colors, symbolizing Dein’s assumption of responsibility, both Bradley and Dein gave their remarks to the audience.
Though Dein has only been at Fort Hood for a short time, he alluded to the pride and “Brave Rifles” spirit he experienced as he prepared to assume responsibility.
“Over the past couple of weeks, you have thoroughly impressed me with your professionalism, dedication, esprit-de-corps - but most of all, your pride in this great regiment,” said Dein. “I am truly humbled and honored…to serve alongside everyone in such a distinguished regiment.”
Dein enlisted in the United States Army in 1997 as an infantryman, and has served in leadership positions ranging from fire team leader to command sergeant major.
“Your reputation carries across this Army and we are grateful that you take the mantle of the 25th regimental command sergeant major today,” said Bradley.
Dein was previously assigned as the command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia.