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  • Having been asked the question why I spend so much time with them my response is shaped by my time as a Bradley master gunner. My experience has been that, once I was no longer working on guns and planning ranges and training qualifications, if I wanted to stay connected to our Soldiers and understand what their concerns and challenges were, I had to go to the motor pool and “break track” with them. I now see our cyber operation centers as my motor pool.  Cyber leaders must spend the time with our operators to understand what they do — even when we are well out-paced intellectually in their domain.

    The Army is serious about cyber operations

    Having been asked the question why I spend so much time with them my response is shaped by my time as a Bradley master gunner. My experience has been that, once I was no longer working on guns and planning ranges and training qualifications, if I wanted to stay connected to our Soldiers and understand what their concerns and challenges were, I had to go to the motor pool and “break track” with them. I now see our cyber operation centers as my motor pool. Cyber leaders must spend the time with our operators to understand what they do — even when we are well out-paced intellectually in their domain.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Yzetta L. Nelson enjoys the distinction of being the first woman to achieve that rank. Nelson was pinned in March 1968 during a time of rapid change for women in the military. In late 1967, President Lyndon Johnson removed restrictions on advanced military rank for women, paving the way for Nelson and countless other female Soldiers to have a major contribution to the Army's general and flag ranks.

    This Month in NCO History: March 30, 1968 — The first female command sergeant major

    Command Sgt. Maj. Yzetta L. Nelson enjoys the distinction of being the first woman to achieve that rank. Nelson was pinned in March 1968 during a time of rapid change for women in the military. In late 1967, President Lyndon Johnson removed restrictions on advanced military rank for women, paving the way for Nelson and countless other female Soldiers to have a major contribution to the Army’s general and flag ranks.

  • The storied Buffalo Soldiers were some of the toughest and hardest fighting units in the Army. The black troopers of the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry regiments served their nation valiantly despite encountering racism in post-Civil War America. Their history at Fort Bliss is lengthy, and the post pays tribute to their service during Black History Month.

    Feb. 20, 2014 — A belated tribute to the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Bliss

    The storied Buffalo Soldiers were some of the toughest and hardest fighting units in the Army. The black troopers of the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry regiments served their nation valiantly despite encountering racism in post-Civil War America. Their history at Fort Bliss is lengthy, and the post pays tribute to their service during Black History Month.

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