Sgt. Maj. M. Kevin Dubois, Garrison Command Sergeant Major
is with feelings of excitement, anticipation, and apprehension that I
write this article to announce that I have been selected to be the new
commandant of the Staff Sgt. Todd R. Cornell Noncommissioned Officer
Academy here at Fort McCoy.
am thrilled with the fact that I will serve as commandant of an
academy that was named in honor of a fallen warrior ó Staff Sgt.
Cornell ó who was a former comrade-in-arms of mine during Operation
Iraqi Freedom II. Staff Sgt. Cornell and I trained together, shared
stories together, and he always shared his Rice Krispies bars with me,
regardless of how many he had left.
the same breath, I must admit to be saddened to leave such an
outstanding organization as U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McCoy. Never in
my career have I had such an opportunity to work with the best people
in the Army, as I have here at Fort McCoy.
always tell people that "McCoy Time" flies by in the blink
of an eye. This is a very true statement when I look back on the past
three years as your garrison command sergeant major. These past few
years have been full of challenges, rewards, and excitement. Iíve
had the privilege to travel to numerous other Army installations
during this tour, as well as throughout my career.
witnessed our McCoy Team in action over these years, Iím confident
in saying that Fort McCoy IS the premier training site for the entire
Department of Defense. During my travels around the installation Iím
always amazed by the dedication, professionalism, and commitment that
the Fort McCoy community demonstrates on a constant basis, regardless
of how enormous the task.
point was validated numerous times during my tenure as garrison
command sergeant major as we were the recipient of superlative praises
and awards from higher commands, mobilizing units, and training units
from every branch of the armed services.
true testament to our positive and cohesive teamwork came when we were
awarded the Army Community of Excellence Award in the most improved
category. We are one of only three Army garrisons that earned this new
award. TEAMWORK is how we were able to compete for and win this
hope for you, who remain a part of this fabulous team, is that you
never take the easy road or take shortcuts in your mission. Always
remember that you are here for the servicemembers and their families,
no matter your position or grade.
thanks go out to every member of the McCoy Team ó you have made me
very proud over the past three years. Hooah!