SMA visits Soldiers in Poland
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey (left), calls the mother of Pfc. Brandon Shartzer, a wheeled vehicle mechanic with the 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division to wish her son a happy birthda... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, uses a basic skills trainer for the Javelin in Swietoszow, Poland, Dec. 16, 2017. The Sergeant Major of the Army serves as the example for enlisted Soldiers from the most junior private to the most senior ... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey (left), listens to Command Sgt. Maj. Craig Copridge, command sergeant major of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, explain the future of his unit in Zagan, Poland, Dec. 16, 2017. The... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey (second from right) gives advice to Soldiers of 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division while eating lunch in Swietoszow, Poland, Dec. 16, 2017. The Sergea... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey (center) listens to the concerns of a Soldier with the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Zagan, Poland, Dec. 16, 2017, during a question and answer session to see how deployed troops... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey (center) gives a speech to the Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Zagan, Poland, Dec. 16, 2017. The Sergeant Major of the Army serves as the example for enlisted Soldi... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An onlooker records Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey as he gives a speech to Soldiers of the 82nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in Boleslawiec, Poland during a visit to deployed Soldiers... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL
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8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Garrett Rushing (left), an Alton, Ill. native and a fire support specialist, with the the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey (right) practice... (Photo Credit: U.S. Army) VIEW ORIGINAL

ZAGAN, Poland -- Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey arrived in Poland last weekend to visit Soldiers deployed in support of Atlantic Resolve.

Dailey visited Polish leaders of the 11th Armored Cavalry Division, U.S. Army senior leaders from 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division and Soldiers from several units during his visit to three locations Dec. 16.

Dailey talked with junior enlisted Soldiers, noncommissioned officers, and officers to boost their morale, listen to their concerns and thank them for their service during the holiday season.

"We make a list of the Soldiers' concerns and issues and relay those back to the Chief of Staff of the Army and the Secretary of the Army," Dailey said, emphasizing that the Army's senior leaders care about the Soldiers in the field.

The Sergeant Major of the Army also promoted the work the Polish and U.S. armies have done to deter aggression in Europe.

"It's the American flag standing shoulder to shoulder with the flags of NATO nations," said Dailey. "We won't tolerate aggression from anyone, we are here together, and we will be here together if need be, until the end."

Command Sgt. Maj. Craig A. Copridge, command sergeant major, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, echoed the same thoughts as Dailey when discussing the effectiveness of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team's work with the Polish army.

"Going to the field, eating with them, working with them side-by-side to assure them that we are here to deter aggression," said Copridge. "We are doing great training with the Polish national army."

The visit from the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army reinforced the U.S. Soldiers' commitment to supporting NATO allies as part of Atlantic Resolve.

Atlantic Resolve is a U.S. endeavor to fulfill NATO commitments by rotating units throughout the European theater to deter aggression against NATO allies and partners in Europe.

"It's critically important that we build assurance with our allies," said Dailey. "We are going to be here if they need help."

Dailey highlighted the performance of the Dagger Brigade in support of Atlantic Resolve.

"The (Chief of Staff), the (Secretary of the Army) and myself couldn't be happier with the work that's going on here," said Dailey. "We've had several rotations now, and each one gets better and better. It takes dedicated and motivated Soldiers to pull this off and keep the U.S. Army capable of deterring aggression.

"We're American Soldiers," Dailey said. "And we do things with duty, honor and respect."

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