Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler recently visited Fort Bliss to talk to Soldiers, listen to Soldiers and their families, and visit the training sites.
During his time at Fort Bliss SMA Chandler spoke to a group of Warrior Leader Course students. SMA Chandler discussed the Army Profession saying, "You can't be a professional as a non-commissioned officer -- you cannot say you are a professional, 'that no one is more professional than I,' if you are not willing to be a person of character and commitment. Everyone in here is a competent person, I wholeheartedly believe that," he continued. "But I'm not sure as an Army that we understand competence is not the most important thing. It is important, but it is only as important as character and commitment."
Read the full article by Master Sgt. Kelly McCargo: SMA Chandler to Bliss Soldiers: Character, commitment, competence essential to Army Profession