Bio on Sgt. Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III
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Job: Top advisor to Army Chief of Staff on all enlisted matters
Born: Whittier, Calif.
Family: wife Jeanne; six adult children and stepchildren
Education: Bachelor’s degree in public administration, Upper Iowa University, 2009
Enlisted: 1981 in Boston, Mass.
MOS: armor crewman
Combat experience: Iraq, 2004-05, command sergeant major, 1st Squad, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division
Last assignment: Commandant, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. Chandler was the first enlisted officer in that position and was promoted in 2009 while serving as the school’s command sergeant major.