From the Command Chief Warrant Officer

10/20/2016  |  Chief Warrant Officer Edward Salazar Command Chief Warrant Officer, 108th Training Command (IET)
From the Command Chief Warrant Officer
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I am honored to be a member of the 108th Training Command (IET), serving as the Command Chief Warrant Officer.

I am also very proud to be a Soldier of the Army Reserve.

I want everyone to remember that this is a volunteer force, and that all of us made the choice to be in the Army.  Whether it was for Service to United States of America, college money, job training, or just something to do on one weekend a month, we all made the decision to sign an enlistment contract or take the oath of office.  We all have a responsibility to ensure that Soldiers do not lose sight of their commitment.

I want everyone to remember that this is a volunteer force, and that all of us made the choice to be in the Army.  Whether it was for Service to United States of America, college money, job training, or just something to do on one weekend a month, we all made the decision to sign an enlistment contract or take the oath of office.  We all have a responsibility to ensure that Soldiers do not lose sight of their commitment.

Get to know those Soldiers to the right and left of you, and when they are missing from formation be prepared to contact them and let them know they are needed in the command’s ranks.  Bringing Soldiers back to the fold should not just be the job of the Unit Administrators, let’s make it our job to keep Soldiers on track with the pledge they made to the citizens of our great nation. 

As I enter my 35th year of service, first with the United States Marine Corps (1982-1997), and continuing with the United States Army Reserve (1997-present), I can say that my time spent with the Army Reserve has exceeded my expectations. 

As we move into the next phase of our Army history we will face many changes, and it is up to all of us to carry out and affect those changes in positive ways. 

Again I am grateful for this opportunity to serve the Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the 108th Training Command (IET), and I hope to eventually meet everyone in person by the time my tenure is up.

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