Sergeant Major of the Army visiting Ft. Huachuca | News
Fort Huachuca has been playing host to the fourteenth Sergeant Major of the Army today and tomorrow.
Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III and his wife Mrs. Jeanne Chandler have been visiting Fort Huachuca today and will be touring further sites tomorrow.
On the Sergeant Major’s agenda for tomorrow is an unmanned aerial systems display at 1:20 p.m. and a ‘meet and greet’ with the soldiers of the 213th Aviation Regiment that is involved in the UAS program. There will be a town hall meeting with Ft. Huachuca soldiers and their families, which the Sergeant Major and his wife will attend at 2:30 p.m. at the Eifler Fitness Center.
The Sergeant Major Chandler was sworn in as the fourteenth Sergeant Major of the Army on March 1, 2011. He has held several leadership positions ranging from tank crewman to command sergeant major.
As the Sergeant Major of the Army, Chandler serves as Personal Adviser to the Army Chief of Staff, on all issues related to the enlisted ranks, with special emphasis on soldier training and quality of life programs. Most of his time is devoted to traveling the various Army post throughout the U.S. and abroad, observing training procedures and talking with soldiers and their families.
Sergeant Major Chandler also sits on a variety of councils and boards that make decisions pertaining to enlisted soldiers and their families, and routinely testifies before Congress on military matters.