9Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. James C. McConville announced that Command Sgt. Maj. Michael R. Weimer will serve as the 17th Sergeant Major of the Army.

The announcement came during closing comments at the Army Profession Forum held in Alexandria, Virginia, Dec. 7-8.

“We have the greatest Army in the world because we have the greatest NCO Corps,” Gen. McConville said. “I’m proud to select Command Sgt. Maj. Weimer to lead that Corps.”
Weimer will assume responsibility from Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston in August
of 2023.

“When I joined the Army in 1993, I never would have thought I’d make it this far,” Weimer said. “It’s an absolute honor to be selected as the next Sergeant Major of the Army, and I’m looking forward to continuing to serve our incredible soldiers and their families.”

Until August, Weimer will continue to serve as the senior enlisted leader of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg.

“Right now, I want to make sure that the soldiers and families at USASOC have what they need to take care of their people and sustain readiness,” Weimer said.

“I’m not looking ahead, just focusing on the task at hand,” he said.

Weimer joined the Army in 1993 and successfully completed Special Forces Assessment and Selection in 1994. He completed the Special Forces Weapons Sergeant Course and earned his Green Beret in 1996 and has served more than 20 years within Army Special Operations.
He served numerous overseas tours in the U.S. Central and U.S. Southern Command areas, as well as other global missions. Weimer is a graduate of Norwich University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis.

His awards and decorations include a number of valor awards: the Defense Superior Service Medal with C device, two Bronze Star Medals with V devices, and the Joint Commendation Medal with V device. Weimer has also received the Purple Heart, denoting injury in combat.

For more information about the Sergeant Major of the Army visit www.army.mil/leaders/sma/bio/. To learn more about U.S. Army Special Operations Command visit www.soc.mil/USASOCHQ/USASOCHQ.html.

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