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|Born||April 6, 1961(age 59)|
|Place of birth||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1979–present|
|Commands held||Senior Enlisted Leader of United States Joint Forces Command|
Battaglia serves as the principal military advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army General Martin Dempsey and to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on all matters involving the joint and combined total force integration, utilization, health of the force and joint development for enlisted personnel.
According to Dempsey, Battaglia is an advocate for junior Marines.
“He was well known throughout the Marine Corps as always being in the corner of his young Marines,” Dempsey said. “At the end of the day, if we’re to maintain our trust with the force, it’s going to take that kind of reputation. We’ve all got to have a reputation for being in the corner of those young men and women who we ask to leave the safety of their homes, raise their right hand, swear an oath, and then go out and do the nation’s bidding.”
As a 1st Sergeant, he served with the MEU Service Support Group 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and 1st Battalion 6th Marines, JTF-160 at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. As a Sergeant Major, he served with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, Weapons Training Battalion Quantico, Va., Marine Barracks Washington D.C. During Operation Iraqi Freedom he served as the Sergeant Major for the Regimental Combat Team 8, and his most recent tour as Sergeant Major for 2d Marine Division and Second Marine Expeditionary Force (Fwd).
Army CSM William J. “Joe” Gainey – who served then-Joint Chiefs Chairman General Peter Pace as senior enlisted advisor from Oct. 1, 2005, until he retired in April 2008 – was the first service member to hold the position.
Battaglia has earned the following awards:
He also holds expert marksmanship badges in rifle (8) and pistol (2).
This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Marine Corps.
- ↑ "Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia Senior Enlisted Advisor to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff [9-11 Memorial"]. United States Government. http://www.defense.gov/bios/biographydetail.aspx?biographyid=326. Retrieved October 13, 2011.
- ↑ The Joint Staff. "SEAC Roles and Responsibilities". www.jcs.mil. http://www.jcs.mil/page.aspx?ID=54.
- ↑ U.S. Joint Forces Command. "Official Biography for SgtMaj Bryan Battaglia". SgtMaj Battaglia's Biography at U.S. Joint Forces Command. http://www.jfcom.mil/about/battaglia.htm.
- ↑ Tyrone C. Marshall, Jr.. "Battaglia Takes Oath as Chairman’s Enlisted Advisor". http://www.jcs.mil/newsarticle.aspx?id=726.
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