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Jun 27 2023

A strong NCO Corps is a core NATO priority

NATO Commander Brigadier General Pamela McGaha presided over the formal assumption of responsibility ceremony that took place in Camp Butmir this week.

Command Sergeant Major Gregory Slater (United States Army) assumed the role of NATO Headquarters Sarajevo Command Sergeant Major.

During the ceremony, BG Pamela McGaha welcomed CSM Slater, emphasizing the value that is placed on non-commissioned officers, who are often referred to as the ‘back bone’ of Allied militaries. NCOs provide a constant source of purpose, motivation, direction, inspiration and discipline to all those around them, and the Command Sergeant Major epitomizes the leadership qualities of this important group.

In CSM Slater, NHQSa has gained a capable leader and trusted advisor. And AFBIH

have gained a highly experienced partner and a dedicated friend.

, said BG McGaha

Brigadier General Pamela McGaha and incoming NATO Headquarters Sarajevo Command Sergeant Major Gregory Slater during the ceremony. 
Photo: NATO Headquarters Sarajevo
Brigadier General Pamela McGaha during the ceremoney. 
Photo: NATO Headquarters Sarajevo

The incoming Command Sergeant Major, Gregory Slater, thanked BG McGaha for the opportunity to serve at NATO HQ Sarajevo, and expressed his commitment to his role as the CSM. This includes supporting NHQSa, and assisting AFBiH in strengthening their own NCO corps.

The ceremony was attended by Armed Forces BiH leadership, as well as CSMs from Allied and Partner nations serving on Camp Butmir.

Story by NHQSa Public Affairs Office

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