Army’s top enlisted soldier 'extremely impressed' with USAREUR
By MARTIN EGNASH | STARS AND STRIPES Published: April 21, 2017
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited soldiers in Germany and Latvia during a four-day tour of U.S. Army Europe’s area of operations that wrapped up on Friday.
During his tour, he observed U.S. forces training with NATO allies.
“I am extremely impressed with what I’ve seen here in Europe,” Dailey said. “We’ve put them in places where American soldiers haven’t been in 70 years, and they’ve figured it out. They’ve worked things out with the locals to build trust and confidence. The soldiers here have gone above and beyond.”
In Latvia, Dailey met with Latvian military and civilian leaders to gauge their views on the American presence.
“When I talked to the local leaders in Latvia, you could see a smile on their faces. They’re glad that we’re here,” he said. “They remember the effects of war in their country. And they remember that American soldiers did what they did 70 years ago. That memory is still alive here in Europe.”