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Published:May 1st, 2006 11:18 EST

CFC-A Welcomes New Command Sergeant Major

By Alex Alex

KABUL, Afghanistan " Army Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Wood, a native of Albany, N.Y., assumed the responsibilities of command sergeant major of Combined Forces Command " Afghanistan here April 5.

In the same ceremony, Army Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett relinquished her responsibilities. Pritchett, of Concord, N.H., assumed her duties with Combined Forces Command " Afghanistan in May 2004.

The command sergeant major is principal adviser to the commander on all matters concerning force integration, utilization and sustainment for more than 20,000 U.S. and Coalition forces serving in the Combined Forces Command " Afghanistan area of operations.

060405-A-5830G-008: KABUL, Afghanistan " Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Curt Brownhill hands a sword to Army Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Wood, officially assigning him to Combined Forces Command - Afghanistan here April 5. Brownhill is the command chief master sergeant for U.S. Central Command. (Photo by Army Spc. Carina M. Garcia)

060405-A-5830G-001: KABUL, Afghanistan " (From left) Army Master Sgt. Dwight Cobb, Marine Cpl. Kenny Creech, Army Staff Sgt. Steven Dobbs, Air Force Master Sgt. Mark Higgins, Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class David Priest and Army Spc. Brandy Wight present the colors during a change of responsibility ceremony here April 5. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Wood took responsibility of Combined Forces Command " Afghanistan following the two-year tenure of Army Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett. (Photo by Army Spc. Carina M. Garcia)

060405-A-5830G-007: KABUL, Afghanistan " Army Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett hands a sword to Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Curt Brownhill, officially relinquishing her responsibilities here April 5. Pritchett was ending a two-year tenure with Combined Forces Command - Afghanistan. Brownhill is the command chief master sergeant for U.S. Central Command. (Photo by Army Spc. Carina M. Garcia)

060405-A-5830G-002: KABUL, Afghanistan " (from left) Army Sgt. Maj.  Randy J. Hambrick Army Sgt. Andrew Pruitt, Army Sgt. Brian Kingsley and Army Sgt. Christopher Ortengren present the colors during a change-of-responsibility ceremony here April 5. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Wood assumed responsibilities at Combined Forces Command " Afghanistan following the two-year tenure of Army Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett. (Photo by Army Spc. Carina M. Garcia)

060405-A-5830G-003: KABUL, Afghanistan " Army Sgt. Maj. Thomas Gills (front), Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Corey Andrews, Air Force Tech. Sgt. Darrell James and Marine Cpl. Joshua Page present the colors during a change of responsibility ceremony here April 5. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Wood assumed responsibilities at Combined Forces Command " Afghanistan following the two-year tenure of Army Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett. (Photo by Army Spc. Carina M. Garcia)

060405-A-5830G-004: KABUL, Afghanistan " Army Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Borja, (from left) Army Staff Sgt. Justin Griffen, Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Christine Floyd and Marine Cpl. Gareth Parks present the colors during a change-of-responsibility ceremony here April 5. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Wood assumed responsibilities at Combined Forces Command " Afghanistan following the two-year tenure of Army Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett. (Photo by Army Spc. Carina M. Garcia)

060405-A-5830G-005: KABUL, Afghanistan " Army 1st Sgt. Larry E. Thomas, Marine Staff Sgt. Alain Frederique, Army Spc. Robert Slater and Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bradley present the colors during a change of responsibility ceremony here April 5. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Wood assumed responsibilities at Combined Forces Command " Afghanistan following the two-year tenure of Army Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett. (Photo by Army Spc. Carina M. Garcia)

060405-A-5830G-006: KABUL, Afghanistan " Army Master Sgt. Joanne M. Cox stands at attention during a change of responsibility ceremony here April 5. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel R. Wood assumed responsibilities at Combined Forces Command " Afghanistan following the two-year tenure of Army Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett. (Photo by Army Spc. Carina M. Garcia)

060405-A-5830G-009: KABUL, Afghanistan " Army Col. James Moentmann presents Army Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia A. Pritchett with a Defense Superior Service Medal during a change of responsibility ceremony here April 5. Moentmann is chief of staff to the Combined Forces Command " Afghanistan commanding general; Pritchett was concluding a two-year tenure as CFC-A`s command sergeant major. (Photo by Army Spc. Carina M. Garcia)