Two “firsts” were achieved when the first Peruvian Army Senior Enlisted Advisor, William Villacorta, was installed as the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation’s (WHINSEC) International Command Sergeant Major (CSM) in the first Change of Responsibility ceremony for the international CSM at the institute on May 5th.
Brazilian Army CSM Lindomar Tabaczeniski passed the saber symbolizing the international CSM’s responsibilities to WHINSEC Commandant, U.S. Army Colonel Keith W. Anthony, who then put it in the hands of CSM Villacorta. CSM Tabaczeniski has completed his tour as an instructor and the international CSM and will be returning to Brazil soon to be the senior enlisted advisor to a general officer there.
CSM Villacorta has served 32 years in Peru’s Army, starting as an electronic communications technician. He has been a leader in multiple units and at all levels, an instructor in multiple schools, and a UN Peacekeeper.