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Palmerton man will be Army's highest-ranking soldier

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey
    Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey
Published November 04. 2014 08:35AM

A Palmerton man is set to become the Army's highest-ranking enlisted soldier early next year.

Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey will become the United States Army's next sergeant major, as announced Monday by Secretary of the Army John McHugh and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno via a news release.

Dailey will become the 15th sergeant major of the Army on Jan. 30, 2015.

"We have the utmost confidence in Command Sgt. Maj. Dailey and look forward to having him join our leadership team," McHugh said. "His experience, leadership, devotion to soldiers and commitment to our Army make him especially suited to assume this important duty, one that Sgt. Maj. of the Army Chandler has masterfully performed for the last four years."

Dailey is currently the command sergeant major for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and is a combat veteran with four deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom, and one in support of Operation Desert Storm.

He was a command sergeant major for most of those tours, responsible for training, leading, mentoring and developing Soldiers into leaders

Dailey will succeed Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, who has served in that position since March 2011.

"Command Sgt. Maj. Dailey epitomizes the competence, character and commitment we require of our Soldiers and Leaders. I have every confidence in his ability as a visionary leader to help guide our Army through this time of great complexity and rapid change he is a trusted Army professional," Odierno said.

As the TRADOC command sergeant major, Dailey played a key role in shaping the Army's plans for leader development and Soldier 2020.

"I'm passionate about the Army, and I'm passionate about taking care of Soldiers. This is truly a humbling opportunity," said Dailey.

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