Senior Leaders Message on Native American Heritage Month

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Growing Native Leaders: Enhancing Seven Generations

Throughout the Army's 240 year history, Native Americans have served valiantly and with distinction in times of peace and war, while fighting for the right to be an equal part of our Nation. During Native American Heritage Month, we recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of this country's original inhabitants, explorers and settlers.

Native Americans have a distinguished legacy of service in the Army. From the early days of the Revolutionary War to today, thousands have served in critical positions, including as guides with the Lewis and Clark expedition, as Scouts with the U.S. Cavalry and as Code Talkers in World War II. Notably, 27 Native Americans have earned the Medal of Honor for their courage and devotion to our Nation. This legacy of distinguished service continues today as Native Americans serve with honor and distinction around the world.

The Army is proud of the lasting contributions Native Americans continue to make as Soldiers, Civilians, Veterans and Family members in professions that will benefit the Nation and the Army for many years to come. Army Strong!

View the Army senior leaders tri-signed letter: Native American Heritage Month 2015 - Growing Native Leaders: Enhancing Seven Generations

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Current & Upcoming Events

November 2015

National Native American Heritage Month: Visit- Army.mil: American Indians in the U.S. Army

Military Family Appreciation Month: Visit Army.mil: Army Families

Warrior Care Month

Nov. 11: Veterans Day

Nov. 12: White House Ceremony for Medal of Honor award to Capt. Florent Groberg

Nov. 13: Pentagon Hall of Heroes Ceremony for MOH Recipient Capt. Florent Groberg

Quote of the Day

You are America's indispensable Army. You are part of the rock - the foundation - that holds our great country together. You have shared uncommon lives and challenges and have done what your country has required of you. You have, quite simply, ensured our way of life. I am proud to have served in your gallant company.

- John M. McHugh, 21st secretary of the Army, bids farewell after six years serving in the position

SecArmy's Farewell Message

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