New Zealand leader visits NCO Academy during Pacific tour
June 24, 2011
- New Zealand’s sergeant major of the army visited the Noncommissioned Officer Academy.
- We look forward to working with the New Zealand soldiers and sharing our curriculum.
- The purpose of the visit was to help build a professional bond.
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii - New Zealand’s sergeant major of the army visited the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, June 14, in conjunction with a visit to Pacific Command and U.S. Army-Pacific.
The purpose of the visit was to help build a professional bond between the two countries and to exchange information on their NCO development curriculum.
While at the NCO Academy, Warrant Officer One Danniel Broughton, sergeant major of the New Zealand army, was briefed on the Warrior Leaders Course. He was also briefed on the requirements to become a small group leader, which is a designation for NCOs with special instructor qualifications that includes being proficient in their military occupational specialty.
Broughton also showed a strong interest in the U.S. Army’s Composite Risk Management, the Army’s primary decision-making process to identify hazards, reduce risk and prevent both accidental and tactical loss, as well as the safety of Soldiers both on and off duty.
“We look forward to working with the New Zealand soldiers and sharing our curriculum,” said Command Sgt. Maj James Fraijo, commandant, NCO Academy-Hawaii.