Sergeant Major of the Army visits USAREUR to discuss Army priorities

March 6, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

  • Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler (left), shares his thoughts with Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Gragg (right), Warrior Transition Battalion-Europe senior enlisted advisor, during a visit to Warrior Transition Battalion – Europe here, March 5. Chandler and his wife, Jeanne, are visiting the U.S. Army in Europe to meet with Soldiers, families and senior enlisted personnel and key leaders to discuss hot topics in the Army today, such as the Profession of Arms campaign and force drawdown. (Photo by Army Capt. Charles Patterson, 30th MEDCOM Public Affairs)
  • HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler, and his wife Jeanne, began their U.S. Army in Europe visit here, March 5.

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, U.S. Army Europe's senior enlisted advisor, accompanied the Chandlers as they met with Soldier, families, senior enlisted and leaders to discuss key issues.

    "The number one thing that soldiers have to really take to heart is that they are professionals." Chandler said. "Focusing on sexual assault and sexual harassment—reducing and eliminating those crimes against other Soldiers in our Army. Those are all priorities for me—basic Soldier discipline and standards."

    The Chandlers also visited Heidelberg Clinic's Wellness Center and Warrior Transition Unit-Europe.

    The intent of the visit is to reiterate his priorities in the Army, such as the adhering to the Army Values, the Profession of Arms campaign and force drawdown. The Chandlers will close their trip by visiting units in Grafenwöhr, Hohenfels and Wiesbaden.

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