☷The Senior Enlisted Council created an opportunity for the students of NLC to interact with Army s premier Enlisted leaders
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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The Senior Enlisted Council , the Sgt . Maj . of the Army’s advisory body , convened at Carlisle Barracks this week for their quarterly meeting to discuss issues impacting readiness , Soldiers , and their families , and recommend viable solutions to on - going challenges . Attendees for the event included SMA Michael Grinston; and nominative sergeants major from across the Total Force , CSM Daniel Hendrex ( TRADOC ) ; CSM Brian Hester ( Army Futures Command ) ; CSM Todd Simms ( FORSCOM ) ; CSM Alberto Delgado ( Army Materiel Command ) ; CSM Scott Brzak ( USARPAC ) ; CSM Jeremiah Inman ( USAREUR - AF ) ; CSM Tomeka O’Neal ( DLA ) ; CSM Michael Weimer ( USASOC ) ; CSM John Raines ( ARNG ) ; CSM Andrew Lombardo ( USAR ) ; CSM Diamond Hough ( MEDCOM ) ; and SGM Julie Guerra ( HQDA DCoS , G2 ) . The SEC’s presence at Carlisle Barracks created an opportunity for the Nominative Leader Course students , each senior Sgts . Maj . who serve as senior enlisted leaders and advisors to General Officers and Senior Executive Service civilian officials in Army and Joint Force commands , to interact act with and learn from the SEC members . Earlier this week Raines and Lombardo each spent time with the NLC discussing Army National Guard and U . S . Army Reserve integration as part of the Total Force . On Thursday , the TRADOC , AFC , FORSCOM , and AMC senior enlisted leaders shared insights on how their organizations are addressing Secretary of the Army Wormuth’s objectives laid out in a recent “Message to the Force” and how nominative leaders play an important role in helping their units accomplish those goals . This week also saw members of the Senior Enlisted Spouse Council come together to discuss family programs and assess aspects of the Nominative Spouse Seminar curriculum . Similar to the SEC’s engagements with NLC , the NSS participants benefited from their interactions with SESC members learning more about the informal leadership roles nominative spouses play in Army organizations assisting Soldiers and Families . USAWC Professor of Executive Communication , Dr . Abigail Stonerock , facilitated separate sessions with both the NSS and SESC on how senior leaders appropriately use power and influence to achieve a positive organizational effect . SMA Grinston , the 16th Sgt . Maj . of the Army , serves as the Army chief of staff ' s adviser on matters affecting the enlisted force . Much of the SMA ' s time is spent traveling throughout the Army to observe training and talk to Soldiers and their families .
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