WASHINGTON (Oct. 22, 2014) — Empowerment is a two-way street between subordinates and supervisors, said Gen. David Perkins, Training and Doctrine Command commanding general, during the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C.
Perkins was the keynote speaker for the AUSA Civilian Professional Development Seminar, held Oct. 15. His address was followed by two hour-long civilian panel discussions. The first panel focused on improving the supervisor-employee relationship, and the second discussed professional development programs available to Army civilians.
After 25 years as a Soldier and three years as the command sergeant major of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine command, the Army still managed to surprise Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey last month when its chief of staff, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, told Dailey he had been chosen to become the 15th sergeant major of the Army. Dailey’s appointment to replace the office’s incumbent, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, was announced Monday and is expected to take effect at the end of January with Chandler’s retirement.
FORT EUSTIS, Va. (Nov. 14, 2014) — The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
has established a professional development program for its civilians at Fort Eustis that could be replicated across the Army.
The program aims to increase civilians’ knowledge of Army doctrine and initiatives, while encouraging excellence, professional development and resiliency.
FORT EUSTIS, Va. (Nov. 12, 2014) — The leader of the command responsible for shaping the future U.S. Army shared some of his leadership principles and insights with Army civilians during a professional development session here, Nov. 4.
Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, began the discussion at Fort Eustis’ Wylie Theater with an overview of TRADOC’s role in the big picture, so civilians could better understand how they support the command — and the Army.