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SMA Discusses Army Values, the Army Profession

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III has less than two months left before completing his tenure as the U.S. Army's top enlisted Soldier. Chandler visited Fort Bragg Dec. 3 and hosted a town hall meeting with Soldiers and family members to discuss the Army Values, sexual assault, suicide, and other Army issues.

"Our profession demands that we look out for one another," Chandler said. "We can make a difference. We just have to decide we're going to be what we say that we are -- professional United States Army Soldiers."

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SMA Chandler Discusses Army Profession and Ethic during Thanksgiving Trip to Korea

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III visited Camp Kim, Camp Humphries, Camp Hovey, and Camp Casey in Korea Nov. 26 and 27 to personally thank Soldiers for their service. During his visit Chandler held town hall meetings to discuss the Army Profession and Ethic. Chandler picked Soldiers from the audience to start discussions and addressing issues of sexual assault and suicide.

"It is this kind of dedicated, engaged leadership, and a commitment to the Army Profession and Ethic ... that will have the most impact on these issues," said Chandler. "They will be more effective than any policy senior leadership can enact to address these issues."

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SMA Chandler Discusses Army Profession During Visit to Camp Zama

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III visited Camp Zama, Japan Nov. 24 and 25 as part of a tour of Japan and Korea. During his visit Chandler conducted a town hall meeting to discuss the Army Profession. During the town hall Chandler mentioned he expects Soldiers, commissioned officers and noncommissioned officers to recognize that being a professional takes extra effort.

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Army Civilians Meet to Help Define the Army Ethic

More than 100 Army Civilians within the Senior Executive Service met Nov. 20 at the National Defense University to provide input on the Army Ethic, a new chapter to be included in Army Doctrine Reference Publication 1 (ADRP-1) The Army Profession. The second edition of the publication is set to be published in June of 2015.

Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh was there to welcome everyone and kick things off for the day. "What I hope we can all take away from today's effort ... we have to have that shared vision among all of us - uniform and civilian - because we are one Army and we are very proud of that fact," McHugh said. "And we have to reinforce guidance we generate here today on how we live the Army ethic."

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Army Civilians Professional Development Program Breaks New Ground

Ellen Helmerson and Barbara Melton, who serve on the staff of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Human Capital Planner, report that TRADOC has established an Army Civilian professional development program at Fort Eustis, Virginia, that could be replicated across the Army.

The Civilian Professional Development (CPD) program was created to increase Army Civilians' knowledge of Army doctrine and initiatives while "encouraging excellence, professional development, and resiliency."

Helmerson and Melton say that one of the benefits of the program for Army Civilians is that it "delivers a deeper understanding of what it means to be a professional and a member of the Army Profession, along with a greater appreciation of the implications and impacts of their work."

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