FORT BENNING, GA - Command Sergeant Major Chris Hardy will assume responsibility of the 75th Ranger Regiment from Regimental Command Sergeant Major Douglas Pallister at 11 a.m. March 11 at Fort Benning's Ranger Memorial.
Hardy entered the Army from Princeton, West Virginia and during his 22 years of service to America, has held every position from Team Leader to Command Sergeant Major. He has served multiple tours within the 75th Ranger Regiment including several combat rotations to Iraq and Afghanistan.
He was the Command Sergeant Major for 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky. His most recent assignment was as the Command Sergeant Major, Regimental Special Troops Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.
Pallister has been reassigned to the Naval Senior Enlisted Academy, Newport, Rhode Island.
The 75th Ranger Regiment is a lethal, agile and flexible force, capable of executing a myriad of complex, joint special operations missions in support of U.S. policy and objectives. Today's Ranger Regiment is the Army's premier raid force.
Each of the four geographically dispersed Ranger battalions are always combat ready, mentally and physically tough and prepared to fight the War on Terrorism. Their capabilities include air assault and direct action raids seizing key terrain such as airfields, destroying strategic facilities, and capturing or killing enemies of the Nation.
Rangers are capable of conducting squad through regimental size operations using a variety of infiltration techniques including airborne, air assault and ground platforms.
The Regiment remains an all-volunteer force with an intensive screening and selection process followed by combat-focused training. Rangers are resourced to maintain exceptional proficiency, experience and readiness.