LIBERTY CO., GA (WTOC) - More than taking over a new position, the officer now running the day-to-day operations of Fort Stewart is also setting an example for those who might follow her.
"I'm a soldier just like everybody else and that's one of the great things about our Army, that there's equal opportunity for all of us to excel,'' said Command Sergeant Major Rebecca Myers. "I really hope that I am able to provide a role model for the young soldier out there who really hopes to aspire to be a command sergeant major someday.''
CSM Rebecca Myers is Fort Stewart's first female Garrison Command Sgt. Major.
But rather than considering it new territory, she sees her ascension more as a homecoming.
"I'm really excited to be here. This is my second time being stationed at Fort Stewart and it's a really great opportunity to be able to give back to the community that gave me so much a few years ago,'' said CSM Myers. "I'm actually a native Georgian from Atlanta and I'm just really happy to be back in the Peach State and to serve the soldiers of the Marne Division.''
CSM Myers took over the new position today and says she will waste little time doing the work she was brought back to Hinesville to do.
"I just want to get a feel for the community and get out and meet everybody and just continue to propel our community forward to be one of the premier installations in the Army,'' she said. "This is a big deal for me. It's not too often as an enlisted soldier you can rise to the rank of this level and I'm really excited to get out and serve the community.''