By Shan Ogletree, Fort Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence Public Affairs / (FORT BENNING, Ga.)
Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Metheny relinquished authority as the Maneuver Center of Excellence Command Sergeant Major in a Farewell Ceremony at the Benning Club.
It was an opportunity to say good-bye to his friends in the Fort Benning community. “It’s good to see your friends again. One last time,” said Metheny. “It’ll be hard for me not to be emotional.”
Metheny began serving in the position in May of 2015, under Major General Scott Miller. In his remarks, he praised the current command team of the Maneuver Center of Excellence for their ability to train in scope and complexity. “We’ve trained 240 thousand soldiers. We conducted 100-thousand airborne operations and fired 126-million rounds of ammunition,” said Metheny. “I hope we made a difference. And I hope we left it better than we found it.”
During Metheny’s tenure, he helped navigate the challenging aspects of integration of Ranger School, led through a smooth transition of Soldier 2020, mentored many young Soldiers and set a high standard for physical training.
During the ceremony, Metheny was inducted into the Order of Saint Maurice for his outstanding contributions made to the Infantry.
Command Sergeant Major Metheny is moving on to become the next Command Sergeant Major of the 4th Infantry Division under Major General Randy George at Fort Carson, Colorado.