Dailey chosen as next SMA

| November 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Maj. Edward Shank Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey, senior enlisted adviser, TRADOC, addresses recruits following an oath of enlistment ceremony, June 14, at Independence Hall, Philadelphia.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey, senior enlisted adviser, TRADOC, addresses recruits following an oath of enlistment ceremony, June 14, at Independence Hall, Philadelphia.

Army News Service
News Release

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno have announced that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army, Jan. 30, 2015.

“We have the utmost confidence in Command Sgt. Maj. Dailey and look forward to having him join our leadership team,” said McHugh. “His experience, leadership, devotion to Soldiers and commitment to our Army make him especially suited to assume this important duty, one that Sgt. Maj. of the Army Chandler has masterfully performed for the last four years.”

Dailey is currently the senior enlisted adviser for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

He is a combat veteran with four deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom and one in support of Operation Desert Storm. He was a command sergeant major for most of those tours, responsible for training, leading, mentoring and developing Soldiers into leaders.

He will succeed Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, who has served in that position since March 2011.

“Command Sgt. Maj. Dailey epitomizes the competence, character and commitment we require of our Soldiers and leaders. I have every confidence in his ability as a visionary leader to help guide our Army through this time of great complexity and rapid change. He is a trusted Army professional,” said Odierno.

At TRADOC, Dailey plays a key role in shaping the Army’s plans for leader development and Soldier 2020.

“I’m passionate about the Army, and I’m passionate about taking care of Soldiers. This is truly a humbling opportunity,” said Dailey.

Dailey will serve as the Army chief of staff’s personal adviser on matters affecting the enlisted force. The exact duties vary depending on the chief of staff, though much of the job is spent traveling throughout the Army to observe training and speaking to Soldiers and their families.

The Sergeant Major of the Army recommends quality of life improvements to Army leadership and sits on councils that make decisions affecting enlisted Soldiers and their families. The Sergeant Major of the Army also routinely testifies before Congress on these issues.

Dailey will be the public face of the Army’s NCO Corps, representing the Corps to the American people in the media and through business and community engagements.

“I’m confident Command Sgt. Maj. Dailey will provide good counsel to the Secretary and Chief, as he has a track record of being a steadfast advocate for Soldiers and families. Throughout my tenure, I have counted on his support and advice, especially in the areas of leader development and the Army profession,” said Chandler.

Chandler will remain in the post until Jan. 30, 2015, after which time Dailey will be sworn in to the position during a ceremony at the Pentagon.

(Note: Content from Army Public Affairs.)

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