10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Chief Warrant Officer 5 Wesley “Mark” Dohogn relinquished the responsibility over to Chief Warrant Officer 5 Araceli Rial Mar. 23 in Sembach, Germany.
Since June 24, 2021, Dohogn has served as the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command’s command chief warrant officer.
As CCWO, Dohogn’s focus was “people first and leader development.” In the command, leaders are empowered and encouraged to adopt the leader-to-leader model from L David Marquet’s, “Turn the Ship Around”. Warrant officers are all cross pollinated with experience, leadership knowledge and skills to contribute to the development of others.
Brig. Gen. Maurice Barnett, the 10th AAMDC commanding general, praises Dohogn on his priority in taking care of people and his invaluable knowledge.
"During Mark's tenure as the 10th AAMDC's CCWO he consistently put people first and always took initiative to solve the complicated problems,” said Barnett. “I want to thank him for the invaluable mentorship and knowledge he provided to so many officers, warrant officers, and Soldiers within our command. I would also like to thank his family for their continued support and service to Mark and our nation.”
Dohogn emphasizes the importance of focusing on the dimensions of interoperability: human, technical, and procedural. Interoperability is the ability for Allies to act together coherently, effectively and efficiently to achieve tactical, operational and strategic objectives.
Dohogn motivates warrant officers to seek opportunities to improve and develop their specialty.
“You create irreversible momentum when you continually immerse yourself in your craft to become an innovative expert,” said Dohogn.
Dohogn urges air defenders to join the team and support the mission in Europe. The unique role as an air defender in this theatre is interacting with 30 Allies and other partner nations with different systems, policies and procedures.
“You cannot get anymore satisfaction out of solving the complex problems generated by 30 nations compounded by the 3 interoperability dimensions.” said Dohogn. “You gain exposure from our Allies who are experts in their craft, and we learn from that in every aspect.”
Dohogn takes pride in the team and the hard work for the mission.
“Two years ago, at my Assumption of Charter Ceremony, I said that I strive to be part of the team's success story,” said Dohogn. “I believe that I've gotten exactly what I've asked for. The officers, the warrant officers, the NCOs and Soldiers all work collaboratively across the command to and enhances the operational readiness for the high OPTEMPO command.”
Dohogn has been named as the next command chief warrant officer for the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command in Huntsville, Alabama.
“I am grateful for the experience I have had in 10th AAMDC.” said Dohogn. “It is a bittersweet moment to leave the family, filled with amazing women and men that execute and perform every day, phenomenally.”
The new 10th AAMDC command chief warrant officer is Chief Warrant Officer 5 Araceli R. Rial, G4 Senior AMD Technician.
Barnett is confident in Rial after a successful completion as the Air Defense Branch Maintenance Officer for the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Defense Command.
“Araceli's depth of knowledge and experience as a senior AMD systems technician make her the perfect fit for our organization, and a subject matter expert on all matters AMD,” said Barnett.