Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey is 15th SMA

| August 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey addresses the crowd at his swearing in ceremony as the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army, January 30, at the Pentagon. Dailey will serve as the Army chief of staffÕs personal advisor on matters affecting the ArmyÕs enlisted force. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Chuck Burden/Released)Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey
Headquarters, Department of the Army

Each and every one of you and the Soldiers you lead are valued members of the Army team. Every person is critical to unit and mission readiness and has a role to play in mission accomplishment. In the Army, every Soldier counts.

That was the message Vice Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Daniel Allyn recently put out to the Officer Corps. I want to echo that message and emphasize that as noncommissioned officers, you are also leaders of Soldiers. It is our NCO Corps that is responsible for enhancing personnel readiness and building unit cohesion.

As a trusted and engaged leader of our most precious asset – our Soldiers and their families, you have a duty and obligation to be vigilant, to be involved to a degree that understands what stressors your Soldiers may be facing and to be empowered to take action.

History has shown that we have experienced a rise in incidents of suicide during the summer months. We need leaders, and our Soldiers, to stay vigilant over each other as we enjoy extended leave periods and as our Soldiers transition in and out of our organizations.

We must all be able to recognize the signs and stressors before they become a crisis. We do this by strengthening and maintaining our connection with our Soldiers and their families and being engaged in their lives and together working to build a cohesive Army team.

We are a team, we are an Army and we must all be there for one another.


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