Sergeants Major Academy 50th Anniversary

Floor Speech

Date: June 14, 2022
Location: Washington, DC

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Ms. ESCOBAR. Madam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 50th anniversary of the founding of the United States Sergeants Major Academy.

Fort Bliss is the home to the Sergeants Major Academy that trains our military leaders to address our country's challenges. Since 1972, the academy has expanded students' strategic level of thinking to become capable to address large-scale combat operations.

At the end of the academy, leaders leave as agile, adaptive senior leaders with the character, competence, and commitment to be effective leaders.

I am proud that my office's veterans' caseworker, Sergeant Major Benito Torres, graduated from the academy in 2009.

I commend the continuous education that the academy provides and their dedication for our military to be ready for future challenges. Please join me in recognizing the accomplishments of the last 50 years of the United States Sergeants Major Academy and wish them continued growth and success.

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