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Story by SGT Ashley N Dotson on 01/14/2019

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON- U.S. Army South welcomed Adm. Craig S. Faller, Commander of U.S. Southern Command and his delegation to the Army South Headquarters on Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston from Jan. 9-11. The purpose of the visit is to allow Faller to share his vision and command philosophy.
During his visit Faller took a tour of the U.S. Army South facilities, attended briefs, and held a town hall meeting with the Army South staff.
During the Town Hall, Faller and Sgt. Maj. Bryan K. Zickefoose, U.S. Southern Command Senior Enlisted Leader, began by telling the Army South Soldiers about their heroes. Both named deceased troops who were a part of their teams that made an impact on them during their careers.
“I don’t tell that story because it is sad,” said Zickefoose. “It shows you as a young Warrior, Soldier, Marine, Airman, Coastie why you join your services-to be part of a great team.”
“We are here because we want to make a difference,” said Faller. “The difference we make is about winning the peace for our neighborhood-the Western Hemisphere.”
“It is about the team,” concluded Zickefoose. “You are that team at U.S. Southern Command-you are a part of the team.”
“How do we measure and assess unit cohesion, teamwork, and leadership,” asked Faller while discussing professional Non-Commissioned Officer development with our partnered nations.
He said that it is the teamwork, brotherhood and sisterhood that comes from respect to harmony within the teams in the Military.
Faller also answered questions regarding readiness, training, stability, and personnel during the Town Hall.
He concluded by telling the Soldiers that we must know who they are. To not lose sight on being professional, knowing their job, and communication to make the biggest impact on working with their partnered nations.

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