EL PASO, Texas - Fort Bliss bids farewell to a one-of-kind strategic thinker who has a talent for analyzing problems and crafting imaginative solutions. Command Sgt. Maj. Phillip Pandy, Fort Bliss Garrison command sergeant major, said his goodbyes to the soldiers, families, civilians and friends of the Fort Bliss community which he served from April 2011 to February 2013 during a change of responsibility Wednesday.<br /> <br /> “Command Sgt. Maj. Pandy demonstrated superb leadership skills, as well as an expert in organizational efficiency and is a warm compassionate soldier who set the standard for taking care of his team,” said Col. Brant V. Dayley, Fort Bliss Garrison commander. “His tenure will have a lasting impact on the Team Bliss community and upon the soldiers and noncommissioned officers he led.”<br /> <br /> While at Fort Bliss, Pandy provided oversight for the largest maneuver area in the Army, 1.2 million acres, and the well-being of over 120,000 soldiers, civilian employees, family members and retirees. For example, during a severe weather emergency he assisted hundreds of soldiers and family members who were without water and power.<br /> <br /> He assisted with the strategic planning integration and analysis for the garrison and helped transform Fort Bliss into the Army’s “Installation of Choice.”<br /> <br /> Pandy departs Fort Bliss to become the command sergeant major for the Pacific Region Command, Fort Shather, Hawaii.