FORT HOOD – The 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion hosted a noncommissioned officer corps induction ceremony at the mission command training center at Fort Hood on Friday.

The ceremony is a time-honored tradition in the U.S. Army that welcomes new noncommissioned officers into the corps as they transition from a follower to a leader. During the ceremony 31 inductees recited the NCO Charge, an oath detailing the additional responsibilities and authorities bestowed upon each NCO, before marching through a wooden castle and saber arch to be individually recognized.

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