USAREC CSM: You Inspire & Motivate the Future of Our Army
May 21, 2013
As Cara and I prepare to depart on the next chapter of the Moore family journey, I'd like to share with you a few parting thoughts. During my time in this command, I have been blessed to observe an evolution that included uniform changes, countless regulatory and policy improvements, and so many "pilot" programs the number escapes me! However, one thing never changed: We have always been -- and will forever be -- the Army's trusted ambassadors to the American people charged with living the Army Values and having the highest levels of standards and discipline.
I have spent a great deal of the past three years educating our Army on who we are and what we do in USAREC… that we are not different or special, but incredibly similar to any operational unit. I trust my message (to you) has been the same.
I hope that as I now leave this command that's so near and dear to my heart, my legacy would be… technology, complex tracking systems and sexy commercials are all cool, but nothing inspires, motivates and gravitates a highly qualified applicant to our profession like a noncommissioned officer who is physically fit, looks and acts like a Soldier, and certifies their Character, Commitment and Competence through their actions. You don't have to be a good salesman to be a good recruiting NCO.
For more than 25 years the USAREC Family and the Moore family have been synonymous. Cara flawlessly executed 11 PCS moves and countless school enrollments, and established new relationships with every stop. Three of our four children went to at least two different high schools and all without one grumble or complaint!! If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change anything…. Well maybe one thing: I would probably have put a little more personal effort into balancing work and family. Enough with all that mushy stuff already!! Cara and I want to thank the many people who touched our lives over this lengthy journey and wish all of you Godspeed… We will continue to be advocates for this command and the incredible effort you give day in and day out to provide the strength for our Army.
Never confuse your importance with your proximity to danger!!
Strength 7 (out)