USAREUR CSM visits 7th CSC Soldiers

By Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta
7th Civil Support Command

USAREUR CSM visits 7th CSC Soldiers
DAENNER KASERNE, Germany – Left, Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, senior enlisted leader, U.S. Army Europe, and a native of Nashville, Tenn., and Command Sgt. Maj. James J. Murrin, SEL, 7th Civil Support Command, a native of Boston, listen to senior noncommissioned officers during Davnenport’s visit to the 7th CSC Jan. 10, 2015. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

DAENNER KASERNE, Germany – U.S. Army Europe’s senior enlisted Soldier visited 7th Civil Support Command troops Jan. 10.

Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, senior enlisted leader, USAREUR, and a native of Nashville, Tenn., toured the U.S. Army Reserve’s only Europe-based command.

“I like to be able to tell you the behind the scenes stuff,” Davenport said during a lengthy meeting with senior 7th CSC noncommissioned officers, after he received an initial command brief from Command Sgt. Maj. James J. Murrin, 7th CSC.

Some of the topics discussed during the question and answer session were the new NCO evaluation report, NCO education and schools, physical training standards and testing and the Master Fitness Course

The primary purpose of the trip was his farewell visit of the only Army Reserve Headquarters stationed in Europe. In less than a month, Davenport will move on to his next assignment as the new TRADOC Senior Enlisted Leader.

USAREUR CSM visits 7th CSC Soldiers
DAENNER KASERNE, Germany – Left, Staff Sgt. Anthony Neal, radio chief, 457th Civil Affairs Battalion, 361st CA Brigade, 7th Civil Support Command and center, Sgt. 1st Class Brett Fry, noncommissioned officer in charge, secretary general staff, 7th CSC and both Dallas natives, listen to Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, senior enlisted leader, U.S. Army Europe, and a native of Nashville, Tenn., during his visit to the 7th CSC Jan. 10, 2015. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

“He is an extremely strategic thinking individual and he seems to have a common sense approach to things,” Master Sgt. Rick Silva the 7th CSC’s senior command career counselor and Merced, Calif., said “Every topic he spoke on included his view on the ‘big picture.’ He impressed upon us to consider long-term effects and how we must make decisions based on long-term ramifications.”

Silva said Davenport also explained the thought process behind the new NCOER and the significant paradigm shift that will occur once it is implemented Army wide.

Afterward, Davenport ate lunch with Soldiers at the dining facility, and then he watched a tactical radio communication demonstration by Soldiers from the 361st Civil Affairs Brigade.

“I’ve seen him before when I was with the 1st Armored Division,” said Staff Sgt. Anthony Neal, a radio chief with the 7th CSC’s 457th Civil Affairs Battalion and a Dallas, Texas native. “Every time I’ve seen him talk its always down to earth. I like that.”

Neal is not just a 7th CSC Army Reserve Soldier; he is also the owner of a new small business, a gym in Wiesbaden, Germany.

USAREUR CSM visits 7th CSC Soldiers
DAENNER KASERNE, Germany – Left, Command Sgt. Maj. James J. Murrin, senior enlisted leader, 7th Civil Support Command, a native of Boston and center, Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, senior enlisted leader, U.S. Army Europe, and a native of Nashville, Tenn., listen to senior noncommissioned officers during Davnenport’s visit to the 7th CSC Jan. 10, 2015. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Chlosta, 7th CSC Public Affairs Office)

“During all my visits here I am always impressed with the 7th CSC Soldiers,” Davenport said. “They have very interesting backgrounds. I am impressed about how these citizen Soldiers can balance their personal life with service to their country.”

Silva also commented on the significance of Davenport’s visit to the 7th CSC.

“For him to take time out of his schedule, to spend a day with us shows how much he values the contributions from the 7th CSC and the USAR,” Silva said. “He understands what our Soldiers bring to the table here in USAREUR and throughout the Army.”

For more information, the media may contact the 7th Civil Support Command public affairs office by email, or by phone at German local: 0631 411 4725, German cell: 0162 270 4936.

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