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First CJCS senior enlisted adviser selected


8/26/2005 - WASHINGTON (AFPN) -- Marine Gen. Peter Pace has selected Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey to serve as the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff beginning Oct 1.

General Pace has been confirmed as the next chairman and will assume the office at the end of September.

This is a newly created position established to advise the chairman on all matters involving enlisted personnel in a joint environment.

Command Sergeant Major Gainey has more than 30 years of active duty experience, including an extensive background in joint operations. He has served in his current billet as the command sergeant major for 3rd Corps and Fort Hood, Texas, since May 9, 2003.

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