Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia
Senior Enlisted Advisor to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Marine Corps SgtMaj Bryan Battaglia was appointed as the 2nd Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC) in September 2011. As the most senior non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Armed Forces, he serves as the principal military advisor to the Chairman and the Secretary of Defense on all matters involving joint and combined total force integration, utilization, health of the force and joint development for enlisted personnel.
Born in New Orleans, La., in April, 1961 SgtMaj Battaglia joined the Marines during September 1979. Over 32 years, he has served at every level of leadership ranging from fire team leader to Infantry Platoon Commander, Drill Instructor, Battalion and Regimental Sergeant Major, Royal Marine Exchange and Combatant Command. Personal awards are the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/Combat V and one gold star, Purple Heart, Navy Commendation and Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Ribbon. He is married to Lisa Lynn Contway of Libby, MT.
United Through Reading (UTR), a nonprofit organization, eases the fear, uncertainty and anxiety felt by children in military families by offering military parents who are away from their families the opportunity to be video-recorded reading storybooks aloud to their children at home.
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