As we reflect on the current unrest, please know we understand many of you are frustrated and hurting. We, too, are frustrated and hurting. We don't have the answers, but we know we can start within our own formation.
There is no place for racism or discrimination in our Army or in our Command. It is important that we all take this time to reflect on ourselves and our organization. Our diversity is truly our strength, and we must respect and embrace each other's differences and similarities to grow together. We cannot be divided. Divided we fail.
We must show compassion for each other and work together passionately for a better future. The standard should be to listen, learn, seek to understand others around you, and have the discipline to correct the wrongs you see in our formation. It is our responsibility to take care of each other and ensure we are always treating others with dignity and respect.
As Secretary of Defense Esper said in his message to the force, we ask that you remember at all times your commitment to the Army, and as public servants to stay apolitical. As Soldiers, we come to work every day so EVERY citizen of this country can have an equal voice. We took an oath to defend the Constitution of the United States, guaranteeing freedom of speech and freedom of assembly for all citizens. As Army recruiters, it is our mission to offer opportunity to young Americans - to ALL young Americans.
We are proud to stand in this formation with each and every one of you. We want this to be an organization people fight to get into because our people are passionate about the Army's mission. And we want our Future Soldiers to feel confident that our Army is a place where they will be judged solely on their own merits.
Thank you for being part of our team. Continue to be leaders within our organization and ensure we are always working together to be better for us and for those who follow us in the future.
MG Frank M. Muth
CSM Tabitha A. Gavia
Command Sergeant Major