Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, USAREUR’s senior enlisted adviser, said his parting words during his farewell ceremony held here, Feb. 12, after three years of leading Army Europe Soldiers.
“You’ve always been just a Soldier. And you need to say that,” said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, relaying the advice given to him by retired Sgt. Maj. of the Army Robert E. Hall.
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.
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 3, 2014) — The senior enlisted adviser of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has been selected to be the next sergeant major of the Army.
Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno announced today that Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will be the 15th sergeant major of the Army.