TRADOC News Features
Sergeant 1st Class Victor Polanco provides a safety brief to the troops, Jan. 14 at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, prior the 430th Quartermaster Company logistic movement in support to the emergency created by a series of earthquakes in the southern region of the island.
430th Quartermaster Company installs showers, laundry units during emergency in Puerto Rico
By Sgt. Katherine Ramos Muñiz | Jan. 23, 2020
The 430th Quartermaster Company, 1st Mission Support Command, U.S. Army Reserve Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, mobilized, installed and started operating shower and laundry units at different dislocated civilians camp, Jan. 14, in response of the strong earthquake and several aftershocks that have rattled residents in Puerto Rico.

Maj. Lakisha Earl-Hale, G-1 chief of plans for the U.S. Army Reserve’s 99th Readiness Division (right), pays tribute to former Sgt. Hilda P. Griggs, who served in the Second World War’s 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion (left), during New Jersey’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration Jan. 19 at the N.J. State Museum Auditorium in Trenton. The 6888th was the first-and-only all-African American, all-female unit to deploy overseas during the war. It consisted of 855 women under the command of Lt. Charity Adams, the first African-American woman commissioned in the Women’s Army Corps. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Sal Ottaviano)
Army Reserve Soldier honors trailblazer at Martin Luther King event
By Sgt. Salvatore Ottaviano | Jan. 22, 2020
New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way and the New Jersey Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Commission hosted the state’s annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 19 at the N.J. State Museum Auditorium here.

Retired Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, presents opening remarks for International Week as part of the Hungarian Defense Forces (HDF) Command Senior Enlisted Course, hosted by HDF Command Sgt. Maj. Istvan Kriston at the HDF Recreation, Training and Conference Center, Balatonakarattya, Hungary, Nov. 11, 2019. International Week welcomed nearly a dozen senior enlisted personnel from partner nations such as Poland, Solvenia, Finland, Canada, and the United States. (Photo Credit: Sgt. James K. McCann)
Empowering Our Competitive Advantage: An Interview with retired Command Sgt. Maj. John Troxell
By Arpi Dilanian and Matthew Howard | Jan. 22, 2020
As the senior enlisted advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, retired Command Sgt. Maj. John W. Troxell was the eyes and ears of the joint force. The senior noncommissioned officer (NCO) in the United States Armed Forces, Troxell completed five combat tours of duty and most recently served as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of the United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command, and United States Forces Korea. Known for leading by example and balancing discipline and compassion across his 37-year career, we sat down with him to discuss the impact our NCO corps has across the globe.