News | May 18, 2022

Top enlisted position changes command at DLA Distribution Susquehanna

By Matthew Mahoney, DLA Distribtution Public Affairs

The position of senior enlisted advisor at Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, changed hands May 4 as Army 1st Sgt. Marcio F. Teixeira relinquished command to Army 1st Sgt. Gabriel L. Hamilton. The moment doubled as a retirement ceremony for Teixeira honoring his over 20 years of service in the U.S. Army.

“My experience with first sergeants has been nothing less than outstanding,” said U.S. Army Col Trenton Connor, Commander, DDSP. “It was a first sergeant that taught a young Lt. Connor how to be a leader in the 101st Airborne Division.”

Man in uniform stands at podium and speaks
Army Col. Trenton Connor, commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, delivers remarks at the change of command ceremony for the senior enlisted advisor, held at DDSP May 4, 2022. (Photo by Matthew Mahoney)
Man in uniform stands at podium and speaks
Top enlisted position changes command at DLA Distribution Susquehanna
Army Col. Trenton Connor, commander of Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, delivers remarks at the change of command ceremony for the senior enlisted advisor, held at DDSP May 4, 2022. (Photo by Matthew Mahoney)
Photo By: Matthew Mahoney
VIRIN: 220504-D-VQ057-0007

Connor presided over the ceremony, relating to all present that the position of 1st Sgt., particularly at DDSP, is one that acts as a strong communicator between the commander and the work force. The position of senior enlisted advisor is uniquely positioned to provide “a sense of the boss” according to Connor.

Teixeira expressed his gratitude to his wife for her support all throughout his military career.

Hamilton enlisted in the Army in May 2001. He has held leadership positions ranging from team leader to operations sergeant and has served as a logistics advisor in the Afghanistan and Pakistan Hand program. He has also served on five deployments. His various assignments include Delta Company 782nd Main Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, 14th Maintenance. Co., 58th Signal Battalion, 516th Signal Brigade, Alpha Company, Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, Headquarters, Special Troops Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, Headquarters, 1-319th Airborne Field Artillery Battalion, 3rd Basic Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and Headquarters Department of the Army, G4.

Two men in uniform exchange an award honoring one of them for their service. The award is shaped as a pallet.
Army 1st Sgt Teixeira receives a Pallet Award May 4, 2022, from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania Commander Army Col. Trenton Conner, for his over two years of service alongside the work force
Two men in uniform exchange an award honoring one of them for their service. The award is shaped as a pallet.
Top enlisted position changes command at DLA Distribution Susquehanna
Army 1st Sgt Teixeira receives a Pallet Award May 4, 2022, from Defense Logistics Agency Distribution Susquehanna, Pennsylvania Commander Army Col. Trenton Conner, for his over two years of service alongside the work force
Photo By: Matthew Mahoney
VIRIN: 220504-D-VQ057-0026