Chief Master Sergeant Craig Adams has been selected as the new senior enlisted leader for U.S. European Command, the Defense Department announced.
Currently command chief master sergeant for U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Adams said he is concerned about the effects of budget cuts on the military.
“Additionally, as we manage mission needs, it’s important to balance work and family life and remember to take care of ourselves, our families and each other,” Adams said in an emailed response to questions. “Another important priority is to continue building partnerships in this theater including leveraging the successes of our partner nations’ NCO corps.”
Adams said he looks forward to visiting U.S. service members in Europe and Africa.
“I love to see first-hand what our service members do every day,” he said. “It’s my opportunity to say thank you and tell them what they are doing for the mission, the Department of Defense and their country is extremely important.”
Meanwhile, the Air Force is excited that an airman will be part of the leadership team in such a critical part of the world, said Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody.
“Craig is the right chief to serve in this role,” Cody said in an email. “His extensive joint service background and experience in the European theater will make him a successful senior enlisted leader for EUCOM.”