• Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, discusses best practices with Command Sgt. Maj. Arlindo Almeida, command sergeant major for Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Warrior Transition Battalion, at the battalion's headquarters Feb. 15 during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers. Among many other topics they discussed, Riling and Arlindo covered accountability for Soldiers assigned to the battalion and the best methods for dealing with Soldiers transitioning into the civilian sector.

    Talking with leaders

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, discusses best practices with Command Sgt. Maj. Arlindo Almeida, command sergeant major for Joint Base Lewis-McChord's Warrior Transition Battalion, at the...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, addresses senior noncommissioned officers from across Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 16 at Carey Theater during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers. Among many other pressing matters on which Riling spoke, he emphasized the importance of first sergeants in successfully making things happen in a unit and fairly assessing subordinates.

    From NCO to NCO

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, addresses senior noncommissioned officers from across Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 16 at Carey Theater during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling (right), the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, marvels over a coin he received from Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Miller, the command sergeant major for 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Feb. 15 during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers. The brief visit to the 2nd Inf. Div. squadron headquarters was a step back through time for Riling, who held Miller's position in 2000.

    Back in time

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling (right), the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, marvels over a coin he received from Command Sgt. Maj. Ralph Miller, the command sergeant major for 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, shakes hands with a junior Soldier from the377th Field Artillery Regiment of the 17th Fires Brigade on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers. Soldiers with the 377th Field Artillery Regt. were testing for the first time a newly-fielded, lightweight howitzer canon system, called the M777.

    Thank you, Soldier

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, shakes hands with a junior Soldier from the377th Field Artillery Regiment of the 17th Fires Brigade on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 during a two-day visit to...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, addresses some concerns of junior Soldiers and noncommissioned officers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 at the Arrowhead Dining Facility during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers. Among many other subjects on which Riling spoke, he answered questions regarding better connecting Soldiers with one another; improving troop morale and the looming concern among some that the number of Soldiers on JBLM seems to be outgrowing the post's infrastructure.

    Talking with the junior guys

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, addresses some concerns of junior Soldiers and noncommissioned officers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 at the Arrowhead Dining Facility during a two-day...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling (right rear), the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, observes individual tasks training among junior Soldiers and noncommissioned officers within the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Feb. 15 during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers.

    Training observation

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling (right rear), the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, observes individual tasks training among junior Soldiers and noncommissioned officers within the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, talks to senior leaders from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Feb. 15 during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers. Riling primarily discussed best practices and solutions regarding the monitoring of drill sergeant school selectees.

    Passing the knowledge

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, talks to senior leaders from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Feb. 15 during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, talks casually with a junior Soldier from the377th Field Artillery Regiment of the 17th Fires Brigade on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers. Soldiers with the 377th Field Artillery Regt. were testing for the first time a newly-fielded, lightweight howitzer canon system, called the M777.

    A casual conversation

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, talks casually with a junior Soldier from the377th Field Artillery Regiment of the 17th Fires Brigade on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 during a two-day visit...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling (2nd from left), the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, talks with a senior noncommissioned officer from the377th Field Artillery Regiment of the 17th Fires Brigade on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15, during a two-day visit to JBLM to assess the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers. Soldiers with the 377th Field Artillery Regt. were testing for the first time a newly-fielded, lightweight howitzer canon system, called the M777 at the time of Riling's visit.

    Out on the ground

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling (2nd from left), the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, talks with a senior noncommissioned officer from the377th Field Artillery Regiment of the 17th Fires Brigade on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, addresses some concerns of junior Soldiers and noncommissioned officers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 at the Arrowhead Dining Facility during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers. Among many other subjects on which Riling spoke, he answered questions regarding better connecting Soldiers with one another; improving troop morale and the looming concern among some that the number of Soldiers on JBLM seems to be outgrowing the post's infrastructure.

    Addressing Soldier concerns

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, addresses some concerns of junior Soldiers and noncommissioned officers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 at the Arrowhead Dining Facility during a two-day...

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, addresses senior noncommissioned officers from across Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 16 at Carey Theater during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers. Among many other pressing matters on which Riling spoke, he emphasized the importance of first sergeants in successfully making things happen in a unit and fairly assessing subordinates.

    From NCO to NCO

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, addresses senior noncommissioned officers from across Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 16 at Carey Theater during a two-day visit to JBLM - one of only a few...

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