USAREUR Chaplain puts focus on perseverance at Kosovo Prayer Breakfast
By Spc. Chris Erickson, 116th Public Affairs DetachmentMarch 19, 2010
CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo - U.S. KFOR Soldiers joined the command chaplain of U.S. Army Europe in a discussion on perseverance during March 17 a prayer breakfast here.
The prayer breakfast, featuring USAREUR Chaplain (Col.) Charles R. Bailey, was the third held so far this year at Camp Bondsteel, headquarters of Multi-National Battle Group-East (MNBG-E).
About 40 Soldiers from MNBG-E took part in the prayer breakfast.
During the breakfast, Bailey commented on how important it is for deployed servicemembers to remain resolute in their duties during the Kosovo Forces (KFOR) 12 rotation, which has recently passed its halfway point.
"If you put all the experience in this room together, it would be staggering," he said. "Each of us has had - or is going to have - challenges in our life when the resources aren't there to help.
"Everything can be persevered, though, if you hold on long enough," he added.
Brig. Gen. Al Dohrmann, commanding general of MNBG-E, said the theme of perseverance was a great message for the deployed troops.
"Perseverance is very important as we continue to get things done every day," he said. "We have been in a constant state of change since we arrived, and as leaders in this organization I want to challenge you to finish strong.
As leaders, "Encourage our Soldiers and give them the strength they need to persevere and complete the mission," Dohrmann added.