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U.S. Army Bloggers Roundtable: Sergeant Major of the Army

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Join us for the final bloggers roundtable with Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Kenneth O. Preston, as he discusses his tenure in the Army and as the 13th Sergeant Major. He will also talk about his successor and answer any questions you may have. While serving as the longest-standing Sgt. Maj. of the Army, Preston serves as the Army Chief of Staff's personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters, particularly in areas affecting soldier training and quality of life. He devotes the majority of his time to traveling throughout the Army observing training, and talking to soldiers and their families. Preston was sworn in as the 13th Sergeant Major of the Army on January15, 2004. Preston has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his career ranging from cavalry scout to command sergeant major. Throughout his 35-year career, he has served in every enlisted leadership position from cavalry scout and tank commander to his current position as Sergeant Major of the Army. Other assignments he held as command sergeant major were 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, 3rd "Grey Wolf" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 1st Armored Division in Bad Kreuznach, Germany, and V Corps in Heidelberg, Germany. His most recent assignment was as the command sergeant major for Combined Joint Task Force 7 serving in Baghdad, Iraq.