SMA Raymond Chandler spoke to Class 65 of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas and challenged them to "look to the future and decide what kind of Army and NCO Corps they want to have".
"You will decide what the NCO corps will be," Chandler said. "If you look at the many challenges that we have today within our Army, or in the future, it will be an NCO at the end of the day who will get us that last 300 yards... Because the future of our Army is going to be in environments where non-commissioned officers using Mission Command will determine our success on the battlefield... It's a mark of your commitment to the Army Profession."
Read the full story by Mr. Jonathan Koester: SMA Chandler challenges USASMA students to think about future of Army, NCO Corps