Dailey departs TRADOC to be new SMA

| January 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army TRADOC commanding general, left, honored Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, outgoing TRADOC senior enlisted adviser, for his service and dedication during a sunset retreat ceremony at TRADOC Headquarters on Fort Eustis, Va., Dec. 19, 2014.

Gen. David G. Perkins, U.S. Army TRADOC commanding general, left, honored Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, outgoing TRADOC senior enlisted adviser, for his service and dedication during a sunset retreat ceremony at TRADOC Headquarters on Fort Eustis, Va., Dec. 19, 2014.

Story and photos Supunnee Ulibarri
Army News Service

FORT EUSTIS, Virginia — Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, selected to become the 15th sergeant major of the Army, will succeed Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler, Jan. 30, 2015, in Washington, D.C. At age 42, Dailey will be the youngest Soldier to serve as sergeant major of the Army.

Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, outgoing senior enlisted adviser for U.S. Army TRADOC, was honored for his service and dedication during a sunset retreat ceremony at TRADOC Headquarters at Fort Eustis, Va., Dec. 19, 2014.

Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey, outgoing senior enlisted adviser for U.S. Army TRADOC, was honored for his service and dedication during a sunset retreat ceremony at TRADOC Headquarters at Fort Eustis, Va., Dec. 19, 2014.

Dailey was the senior enlisted adviser for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and was honored at a ceremony marking his departure, Dec. 23.

“I’ve spent almost my entire career, all the way through division level, in an operational setting, but U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has made me a strategic leader,” Dailey said. “Without the things that I’ve learned from this command, I would not have the knowledge, skills and attributes necessary to become a successful United States Army sergeant major.”

Gen. David G. Perkins, TRADOC commander, added, “TRADOC has a lot of things that we do uniquely for the Army. We design the Army, we acquire the Army and build and then maintain the Army. We do this institutionally and individually–and there is no better example of that than Command Sergeant Major Dailey.

“There has never been a sergeant major of the Army that has been purposely built, and then has risen to that level of expectation than Command Sgt. Maj. Dailey,” Perkins continued. “While it’s a loss for TRADOC, it’s what we do here — we bring people in, invest in them, then we let them go back out into the Army as they continue to rise to the level of professionalism expected of them.”

Dailey served as the TRADOC senior enlisted adviser since November 2011, playing a key role in shaping the Army’s plans for leader development and Soldier 2020. He directed and guided the most significant and fundamental doctrinal changes to enlisted professional development in more than 20 years.

Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Parson, the senior enlisted adviser for TRADOC’s Army Capabilities Integration Center, will serve as the interim TRADOC senior enlisted adviser, until Dailey’s successor is named.

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