Sgt. Maj. William A. Wofford assumed responsibility as the new Garrison Command Sergeant Major in a ceremony at White Sands Missile Range July 9.
1) Where are you from and where is home for you?
I hail from Coffeyville, Kansas. Once we retire we will call Florida home.
2) Who are your family members?
My wife Robin, my daughters Megan, 27, Elisha, 25, Jessyca, 18, and Payton, 15, and my sons William, 30, and Trey, 24.
3) When you were younger what did you aspire to be?
I wanted to be a professional football player.
4) What led you to the Army?
I was released from the Cincinnati Bengals due to an injury.
5) Do you have any stories you would like to share from your earlier years in the Army or lessons learned?
If everything is important, nothing is important.
You will compete, make sure you compete as a team.
Communicate frequently with the Commander.
You are all the leader you will ever be right now (you just get better at it).
You will never hide your vices so don’t try.
Admit your own faults and weaknesses.
Always work above board.
Find ways to recognize Success.
Remember that there are several leaders between you and ………
Remember who wears stars and why (Generals and Sergeants Majors)
6) What have you learned from previous leadership roles?
There are always two sides to every story. Always keep it professional, it’s business not personal.
7) Is there anyone who helped guide you to where you are today?
Command Sgt. Maj. retired Elijah King Jr, made the biggest influence on my career. He is a large reason why I am where I am.
8) What do you and your family like to do for fun?
We like to play board games.
9) What do you like to do for fun?
I ‘m an avid golfer with an 8 handicap.
10) How do you feel about coming to WSMR?
My family and I are extremely excited for the opportunity of being stationed at WSMR. I am looking forward to the challenges associated with being the Garrison Command Sergeant Major.