WEST FORT HOOD, Texas – The U.S. Army Operational Test Command will hold a command sergeant major assumption of responsibility ceremony at its headquarters here Monday at 3:30 p.m.

Command Sgt. Maj. William A. Justice will arrive after serving as command sergeant major of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and will take over duties as OTC standard bearer from Sgt. Maj Danny G. Boivin.

Justice’s most recent assignment took him on a regular rotation of forces deployment to Korea during May 2017, the second time for the “Black Jack” brigade since 2015. He has also been the senior enlisted cavalry trainer at the Army’s National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., and a basic training battalion command sergeant major at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Boivin stepped up as OTC interim senior enlisted leader Sept. 6, and will return to the Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate at Fort Bragg, N.C., where he will oversee training and safety during airborne operational drop tests, as the senior test parachute jumper.

Brig. Gen. William D. “Hank” Taylor, OTC commanding general, will preside over the ceremony.

Media representatives interested in covering the event should contact Michael Novogradac, OTC’s public affairs officer, at 254-288-9110, or email, [email protected] by 9 a.m. Monday.

Media should arrive at the West Fort Hood gate at Clarke Road and Highway 190 Monday (Dec. 3) at 2:45 p.m., to be escorted to the event.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will move indoors to the West Fort Hood Gymnasium.


About the U.S. Army Operational Test Command:

OTC is subordinate to the Army Test and Evaluation Command at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., and is the Army’s only independent operational tester. Testing Army, Joint, and Multi-service warfighting systems in realistic operational environments, OTC uses typical Soldiers to determine whether the systems are effective, suitable, and survivable. OTC is required by public law to test major systems before they are fielded to its ultimate customer — the American Soldier.