MADISON, Wis. — Senior Enlisted Advisor Tony Whitehead — who, in his function because the senior enlisted advisor to Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of the Nationwide Guard Bureau, is successfully the chief grasp sergeant for the Nationwide Guard — visited Wisconsin Nationwide Guard Troopers and Airmen June 3-5 to debate the central function every individual performs in its modernization technique.
Whitehead visited the one hundred and fifteenth Fighter Wing, 128th Air Refueling Wing, Volk Subject and Camp Williams, Fort McCoy and Joint Drive Headquarters over his three-day go to to fulfill members from all echelons of rank, supply mentorship and to see the state’s distinctive capabilities.
Throughout his discussions with Guard members, Whitehead emphasised that individuals, readiness, modernization and reform are high priorities for the Nationwide Guard.
“I would like you to grasp simply how invaluable you might be — not simply to us within the Guard, however to the general security and safety of this nation,” Whitehead stated.
1st Sgt. Jaqueline Frank of the 128th Air Management Squadron acknowledged that she appreciated Whitehead’s emphasis on sexual assault and psychological well being throughout his discussions with Guard members. “Twenty-two years in the past, after I joined, we didn’t speak about psychological well being, however now we have a lot extra consciousness and sources now,” Frank stated.
Whitehead acknowledged Grasp Sgt. Jordan Sexton, a power administration noncommissioned officer in cost for the one hundred and fifteenth Fighter Wing, for his accomplishments all through his profession.
“I genuinely care concerning the folks I work alongside,” Sexton stated, “and that motivates me to succeed as a peer and a frontrunner.”
Whitehead stated that he focuses on the issues that may push the navy ahead, resembling addressing sexual assault and psychological well being points, and creating the voices of younger leaders.