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G. Brent Cummings

G. Brent Cummings

President, 16th Infantry Association (2024-)

Hello, fellow Association members! I’m very proud to be nominated by the Board as the interim 16th Association President, pending a total vote at our annual meeting this year in Albuquerque, NM. I have been a member of the Association since my first assignment as a 2LT in 2-16, and I’m humbled to follow in the footsteps of some great leaders.

I want to thank Steve Clay for his outstanding service to our Association as our previous President and his continued work organizing and editing the Dagwood Dispatches. Steve is a perfect example of what this Association is about - maintaining our great heritage and history, connecting members, and serving the current Regiment Soldiers to help their mission. Thank you, Steve, for all you have done and continue to do for this Association. We are better because of you!

I attended my first reunion in New Orleans this past July. It was my first since retiring from the Army, and it was great! New Orleans hasn’t changed much from the last time I visited as a 2LT on a pass from IOBC; Bourbon Street certainly hasn’t! It was fun reconnecting to our Army and sharing our mutual respect for the 16th Infantry Regiment and the 1st Infantry Division. Please consider attending this year; we need you! I look forward to getting to know more of you and to continuing the excellent work of our Regiment.

Semper Paratus!  Always Ready!!

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Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey

Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1989 at the age of 17. Since then he has served in every enlisted leadership position in the mechanized infantry, ranging from Bradley Fighting Vehicle Commander to Command Sergeant Major until being sworn in as the 15th Sergeant Major of the Army, on 30 January 2015. As Sergeant Major of the Army, Dailey serves as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army's personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters, particularly in areas affecting soldier training and quality of life. During his career, SMA Dailey has served with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Infantry Divisions stateside and overseas. Dailey served with the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry at Fort Riley 1993-1996. During that time, he was assigned as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle commander and the Iron Ranger battalion master gunner and rose to the rank of staff sergeant. SMA Dailey deployed in support of Operations DESERT STORM and DESERT SHIELD and served four tours in support of Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and NEW DAWN. Later, he was selected as the 4th Infantry Division command sergeant major in 2009. Prior to his selection as the Sergeant Major of the Army, he served as the command sergeant major of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command. SMA Dailey’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (1OLC), Bronze Star Medal with Valor, Bronze Star Medal (3OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6OLC), Army Achievement Medal (9OLC), South West Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Drivers Badge (wheel). He is a member of The Order of Saint Maurice (Centurion) and the Distinguished Audie Murphy Club. SMA Dailey has been nominated by the Association as a Distinguished member of the Regiment for 2019.

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