USAREUR commanding general speaks to Army's senior NCOs

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
Jan. 13, 2011

FORT BLISS, Texas -- Gen. Carter Ham, U.S. Army Europe’s commanding general, spoke to more than 300 of the Army’s most senior noncommissioned officers during the 2010 Nominative  Sergeants Major and Senior Enlisted Advisors Conference, held January 10-13 at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas.

Ham’s remarks focused on diversity. He explained that diversity is a readiness multiplier for U.S. Army Europe and the U.S. Army as a whole. He also described how diversity helps the Army capitalize on different attitudes, experiences, and backgrounds of the Army’s Soldiers, civilian employees and Family members.

Other speakers at the conference included John McHugh, Secretary of the Army; Gen. George W. Casey, Chief of Staff of the Army; and Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth Preston.

The annual conference includes the NCOs who serve as advisors to general officers in command positions across the Army. During the conference, the NCOs and guest speakers discuss Army priorities and issues.

About us: The U.S. Army in Europe, with NATO and other coalition partners from throughout its 51-country area of responsibility, trains for, conducts, and supports contingency operations. Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, USAREUR has forces throughout Germany as well as in Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Bulgaria, and Romania, and in Afghanistan and Iraq.