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Summarized by the Alliance for Fort Gordon
Published April 8, 2022

For the last two years, Fort Gordon Command Sgt. Maj. Brent Smith has been a calming influence on post.

He exudes coolness despite the turmoil of a pandemic, massive construction projects and a long line of so-called experts who think they know how to run an Army base, his boss said Friday.

That calm is just what Col. Shaw Pick, an energetic Special Forces officer, needed on his last job in the Army, he told a crowd of Smith’s supporters Friday during a change of responsibility ceremony on Fort Gordon.

When Smith saw Pick about to lose it, he would whisper for Pick to put away his six shooters, Pick said. The advice helped Pick keep his cool, too.

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