Staff Sgt. Amber Robinson
3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division
Spano comes to Schofield Barracks from Fort Drum, N.Y., where he served as the command sergeant major for 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd BCT, 10th Mountain Division.
“Members of this division have always been known to be the best ‘light fighters’ in our Army,” Spano said. “I am humbled to be amongst your ranks and formations.”
He has served in many leadership positions in the military, including fire team leader, squad leader, infantry scout, rifle platoon sergeant, first sergeant, battalion and brigade operations sergeant major, battalion command sergeant major, and the command sergeant major for the Broncos.
Spano’s most recent deployment was with the 10th Mtn. Div. to Afghanistan, so he is well versed in working with the people and the terrain of Afghanistan. His guidance will be a valuable asset to the Bronco Soldiers as they prepare for their combat mission to Afghanistan in the spring of next year.
“Our leaders must be prepared to ask their Soldiers to do more than they have ever done,” Spano said. “They must learn to separate the people of Afghanistan from the enemies of Afghanistan. They must develop the situation and use critical, conceptual thinking if we are to have success.
“These men and women are being trained hard, their bayonets are sharpened to a fine edge,” he said. “They will do well as long as we give them the best leadership.”
Spano rallied the Soldiers of the brigade in their mission.
“The Bronco brigade has a long and distinguished history, and many Soldiers have written the chapters in the history books of this division,” Spano said. “Now, the Soldiers that are represented by the guidons and colors on the fields before us, are about to write the next chapter.”