NEWS | April 13, 2018

US Army Central welcome new senior enlisted advisor

By Staff Sgt. Jared Crain U.S. Army Central

Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett (center), the U.S. Army Central commander, passes the colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Cornelison, the new USARCENT senior enlisted advisor, during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 12 at Patton Hall. The passing of the colors symbolizes Garrett’s entrusting of Cornelison with the well-being of the Soldiers and the enforcement of standards across the command. Cornelison assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Eric C. Dostie (right), who will become the next senior enlisted advisor to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett (center), the U.S. Army Central commander, passes the colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Cornelison, the new USARCENT senior enlisted advisor, during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 12 at Patton Hall. The passing of the colors symbolizes Garrett’s entrusting of Cornelison with the well-being of the Soldiers and the enforcement of standards across the command. Cornelison assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Eric C. Dostie (right), who will become the next senior enlisted advisor to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett (center), the U.S. Army Central commander, passes the colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Cornelison, the new USARCENT senior enlisted advisor, during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 12 at Patton Hall. The passing of the colors symbolizes Garrett’s entrusting of Cornelison with the well-being of the Soldiers and the enforcement of standards across the command. Cornelison assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Eric C. Dostie (right), who will become the next senior enlisted advisor to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
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Lt. Gen. Michael X. Garrett (center), the U.S. Army Central commander, passes the colors to Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Cornelison, the new USARCENT senior enlisted advisor, during a change of responsibility ceremony Nov. 12 at Patton Hall. The passing of the colors symbolizes Garrett’s entrusting of Cornelison with the well-being of the Soldiers and the enforcement of standards across the command. Cornelison assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Eric C. Dostie (right), who will become the next senior enlisted advisor to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
Photo By: Staff Sgt. Jared Crain
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Personnel from U.S. Army Central came together here April 12 to bid farewell to the command’s senior enlisted advisor during a change of responsibility ceremony. 

Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Dostie, who will next serve as the senior NCO at the Army’s Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., relinquished responsibility of the unit’s welfare and enforcement of standards to Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Cornelison. 

Cornelison, who joined the Army in 1990 as an infantryman, last served as the 1st Infantry Division command sergeant major at Fort Riley, Kansas. In the time since his initial enlistment, Cornelison has served in a variety of assignments that helped prepare him for his new role. Most notably, he’s previously served as the Combined Joint Force Land Component Command senior enlisted advisor in Baghdad, Iraq. He’s also deployed twice in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. 

Cornelison, who is already preparing for his first trip to visit the 20-nation area of responsibility USARCENT comprises, is embracing the legacy and lineage of his new command, which is quickly approaching its 100th birthday. 

"I'm proud to say I'm a Third Army Soldier and that it's truly honor to stand before you as Lucky 7, the senior non-commissioned officer of an outfit with such a rich history and great reputation," said Cornelison.