Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Cavazos and meets with soldiers
1 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Sgt .Cesar Alambar, discusses the benefits of one of Fort Cavazos' barrack's closed circuit television system to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael R. Weimer at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Sept. 26, 2023. The 1st Cavalry Division barracks Sgt. Maj. of the Army Weimer visited is piloting new CCTV equipment and the Sergeant Major of the Army is interested in seeking a wider adoption of the equipment across the U.S. Army as part of a two-day visit to the installation. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Julian Winston) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Julian Winston) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Cavazos and meets with soldiers
2 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael R. Weimer, center, executes the overhead arm pull during physical readiness training with other Soldiers on the III Armored Corps headquarters track at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Sept. 26, 2023. The Sergeant major of the Army spent two days at Fort Cavazos during his fist trip to the installation to meet with Soldiers and leaders to boost morale and discuss his priorities for the Army going forward. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Julian Winston) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Julian Winston) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Cavazos and meets with soldiers
3 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael R. Weimer poses for a selfie with U.S. Army Spc. Kayla Hudson in the 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division motorpool at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Sept. 25, 2023. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Weimer assessed the motorpool's combat readiness as part of his first time visiting the installation as the Sergeant Major of the Army. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Julian Winston) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Julian Winston) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Cavazos and meets with soldiers
4 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael R. Weimer answers questions from Soldiers in a conference room of the III Armored Corps headquarters building at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Sept. 25, 2023. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Weimer briefed the III Armored Corps on his plans for the U.S. Army as part of his first visit to the installation as the Sergeant Major of the Army. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Julian Winston) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Julian Winston) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Cavazos and meets with soldiers
5 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael R. Weimer poses for a group photo with Soldiers stationed at Fort Cavazos following a morning physical readiness training session at the III Armored Corps track, Fort Cavazos, Texas, Sept. 26, 2023. Junior enlisted Soldiers from across Fort Cavazos had the opportunity to do morning physical readiness training with the Sergeant Major of the Army as he visited the installation for the first time in his new role. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Julian Winston) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Julian Winston) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Cavazos and meets with soldiers
6 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael R. Weimer holds a discussion at the People First Center with several senior enlisted leaders in the ranks of sergeant first class, master sergeant, and first sergeant, who recently returned from deployment during his first visit to Fort Cavazos, Texas, as the Sergeant Major of the Army, Sept. 26, 2023. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Weimer discussed the combat readiness of units at Fort Cavazos as part of the two-day visit to the installation. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Julian Winston) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Julian Winston) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Cavazos and meets with soldiers
7 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael R. Weimer speaks with a Soldier about the living conditions of their room while visiting Fort Cavazos, Texas, Sept. 26, 2023. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Weimer toured barracks, motorpools, and met with Soldiers and leaders to discuss aspects of the quality of life of Soldiers, readiness, and some of his priorities as part of a two-day visit to the installation. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Julian Winston) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Julian Winston) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Cavazos and meets with Soldiers
8 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael R. Weimer shakes a Soldier's hand following a two-day visit of Fort Cavazos, Texas, before departing the Robert Gray Army Airfield, Fort Cavazos, Texas, Sept. 26, 2023. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Weimer's visit to Fort Cavazos was part of a series of visits to several U.S. military installations as he continues is role as the Sergeant Major of the Army. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Julian Winston) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Julian Winston) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sergeant Major of the Army visits Fort Cavazos and meets with soldiers
9 / 9 Show Caption + Hide Caption – First Lieutenant Austin Von Letkemann, left, carries kettle bells during morning physical training alongside Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael R. Weimer at the III Armored Corps headquarters track at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Sept. 26, 2023. The Sgt. Maj. of the Army did morning physical readiness training with Soldiers from across Fort Cavazos to boost morale and motivation, while visiting the installation for the first time as the Sergeant Major of the Army. (U.S. Army Photo by Pfc. Julian Winston) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Julian Winston) VIEW ORIGINAL

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael R. Weimer visited Fort Cavazos Monday and Tuesday to introduce himself to Soldiers and assess the installation’s needs.

Fort Cavazos is one of the many installations across the country Weimer plans to visit with his wife Kimberly.

“I wanted to come down here to see some of the awesome stuff we have going on to counter some of the negative stuff,” Weimer said. “Cavazos is the center of the universe for being the protector of things. How do we transform this place to get what it offers to the front of the nation?”

Weimer’s first order of business was to view the installation’s motor pool capabilities and readiness; visits included the motor pools for 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and 1st Battalion, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cav. Div.

Weimer also had the opportunity to tour the Installation Reception Center, along with one of its barracks. He expressed how essential living conditions are for Soldiers, and that he takes it very seriously.

From there, Weimer took the time to brief multiple sergeants major from across the installation about his outlook on the future.

He also met with Congressman John Carter (TX-31) to have a discussion between themselves, and the III Armored Corps and Fort Cavazos command team.

On Tuesday, junior enlisted Soldiers got the opportunity to conduct physical readiness training alongside Weimer at the III Armored Corps Track.

“He was really motivating,” said Pfc. Tyler Moore, an enlisted Soldier in the SMA’s circuit group. “He made sure our group was always working out. Getting those extra reps in, to the best of our abilities. I’m grateful to have been able to work out with him.”

After PRT was over, Weimer remained at the track to speak with Soldiers and answer questions, using the opportunity to hand out coins to recognize a few Soldiers.

“When they told me, it was kind of a surprise,” said Pvt. Ricky Perez, one of the Soldiers that received a coin from Weimer. “I took the opportunity to get this as a memory. Not everyone gets this opportunity. Not everyone gets a coin, but to get my first coin from the SMA is crazy.”

One of the many topics of discussion was readiness, which included expectations from sergeant first classes to master sergeants and first sergeants.

Weimer met with Soldiers at the People First Center to discuss that, and more.

“It is our responsibility to transform Fort Cavazos,” Weimer said, “so that the firepower that you have in this corps is ready to go any time you need.”

He also took the time to focus on sergeant first classes, master sergeants and first sergeants who had recently returned from deployment to assess challenges and solutions, as well as their successes. Afterward, he spoke with a group that was preparing for deployment.

While at the People First Center, Weimer also had an opportunity to observe a class on suicide prevention.

Finally, Weimer received a brief on the effectiveness of new closed circuit television camera systems within barracks in order to assess possible Army wide adoption of this security measure. He inspected living conditions at the 1st Battalion, 8th Cav. Regt., 1st ABCT, 1st Cav. Div., barracks.

“Keep up the good work and I’ll be back,” Weimer said prior to his departure.

This visit is part of a series of visits that Weimer and his wife are doing across multiple installations.