USAREUR CSM takes straight talk to AFN

June 10, 2011

U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- Command Sgt. Major Thomas Capel's favorite part of his job is talking to Soldiers. But even the U.S. Army Europe command sergeant major can only be in one place at one time. So, to make the most of that time, AFN Radio has started a new feature, called "Straight from the CSM."

"Straight from the CSM" is a two-minute radio spot that will air Wednesday mornings at 6:18, 7:18, and 8:18, and every Wednesday evening at 7:35 on the AFN Power Network on your AM radio band.

Each week, Capel will discuss a new topic that has relevance to USAREUR Soldiers. Upcoming topics include Retention and Sponsorship, but the sky's the limit, Capel said.

"I'm always looking for ways to communicate with USAREUR Soldiers," he said. "I want to make sure Soldiers are getting the information they need to be successful, but I also want to hear from Soldiers."

Soldiers, civilians or family members who would like to suggest topics for upcoming "Straight from the CSM" radio shows can contact Capel at