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SMA Chandler: Where Board Questions Should Come From

Sgt. Maj. Of The Army Raymond F. Chandler III
14th Sergeant Major of the Army

May 16, 2013

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NCO leaders from across our Army must change their semicentralized board procedures to include updated initiatives from across our Army. With recent changes to Army doctrine, the release of Doctrine 2015 and a renewed emphasis on our Army profession, questions should be asked from these manuals and notfrom on-line study guides which include outdated information.

You can find these Doctrine 2015 manuals on the Combined Arms Center’s website located at Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno has stated that Doctrine 2015 is our way to directly shape what the doctrine process of the future will look like. These changes recognize and address the evolving operational environment and technological advances that impact how we collect, display and disseminate information.

Additionally, ADP/ADRP 7.0 and the Army Training Network drive expectations in regards to unit training management and our NCO role in respect to training individuals, crews and small teams. These documents can also be found on the above-mentioned website.

“America’s Army – Our Profession” information and training materials can be found at

I ask for your assistance in immediately changing your Board Memorandums of Instruction to reflect these recent changes in our Army. Your Soldiers, leaders, organizations and our Army will benefit from attention to this requirement.


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