In a show of unity, the senior enlisted leaders of the American and British armies together laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery, visited with U.S. junior enlisted service members and toured the Defense Department’s newest combatant command, U.S. Cyber Command, at Fort Meade, Maryland, May 15.
DoD’s senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell; and the United Kingdom’s first army sergeant major, Warrant Officer Class One Glenn Haughton, embody the alliance initiative of the National Defense Strategy, having worked well together for nearly four years.
“Glenn is not only a personal friend of mine, but he is well-known globally,” Troxell said of Haughton, who is visiting the Defense Department this week.
“We have a very strong senior enlisted global network. And even though he is the Army sergeant major in the U.K., he is known by leaders in the United States, in coalition [nations] and other services as well,” Troxell added.
Troxell said his military partnership with Haughton is fluid and dynamic. “We know each other so well it allows us to share information freely, and allows us to be honest with each other,” he said.
“That just doesn’t happen overnight between two senior enlisted from…