New orientation session for U.S. Army Reserve Sergeants Major Academy Course candidates
Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Lombardo, who serves as the command sergeant major of the Army Reserve, poses with sergeant major candidate Master Sgt. Laurinda A. Nabors, the senior human resources noncommissioned officer with the Mission Command Support Group 88th Readiness Division, at Fort Snelling, Minn., at the new Sergeants Major Couse (SMC) Distance Learning (DL) Senior Leader Preparation and Orientation Course (SLPO) on March 12, 2023, at Fort Snelling. The two-day assembly convened for Sergeant Major Academy selectees holding the rank of master sergeant or higher who were selected to attend the Sergeants Major Academy (SGM-A) at Fort Bliss, Texas, in person or distance learning this year. Prospective students receive direct linkage to senior members within the Army Reserve, guidance from the NCO Leader Center of Excellence and the Senior Leader Development Office, to engage an action plan for balance between family, civilian profession, Army Reserve and course duties and requirements for success as future sergeant majors in the Army Reserve. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Elizabeth Hackbarth, 364th Theater Public Support Element)

Photo by: Spc. Elizabeth Hackbarth |  VIRIN: 230312-A-NN634-903.JPG