Secretary of the Army appoints nine new civilian aides

By U.S. Army Public AffairsNovember 17, 2021

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Army appointed nine new Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army during an investiture ceremony on Nov. 16, 2021, at the Pentagon.

The Secretary of the Army, Christine Wormuth, swore in Marcia Anderson of Wisconsin, Raymond Carpenter of South Dakota, Noel Enriquez of Guam, Victor Olshansky of Florida (South), Lorenzo Rios of California (Central), Shelly Sizer of North Dakota, Myrna Trevino of Texas (East), Peter Tan of Florida (North), and Kevin Robinson of Alaska (South) as the newest Civilian Aides to the Secretary of the Army.

All nine CASAs expressed gratitude for being selected to serve in their new positions and spoke of their immediate plans to discover innovative ways to connect the Army with their communities during the ceremony.

This group of CASAs are already leaders in their communities. Among the group, five served in the military for over 30 years, two are retired generals, some are leaders of industry and their local community, others are bilingual speakers, and all are prominent citizens of character and commitment. Wormuth stated that the diversity and passion of this group will also help the Army identify and overcome past obstacles for recruitment in their communities.

“It’s always a special day for the Army when we get to welcome new CASAs, and I want to thank you all for volunteering to serve,” said Wormuth. “All of you have impressive resumes and skillsets that will be most valuable as you take on your CASA duties.”

CASAs promote good relations between the Army and the public, advise the Secretary about regional issues, support the total Army workforce, and assist with recruiting and helping our Soldiers as they transition out of the military.

Each state, the District of Columbia, and the five U.S. territories have one or more CASAs appointed to provide a vital link between the Army and the communities for which they serve. CASAs are usually business or civic leaders who possess a keen interest in the welfare of the Army and their communities.