Job: Top advisor to Army Chief of Staff on all enlisted matters

Born: Whittier, Calif.

Age: 48

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.

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