Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer, the current top NCO at the US Army Special Operations Command, has been named the Army’s next Sergeant Major. (Army) During a professional forum in Alexandria, Virginia, Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville announced the service’s next top noncommissioned officer.
Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer was chosen to replace Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael Grinston, who will leave the position in August 2023.
Weimer is currently the Army Special Operations Command’s top NCO, a position he will hold until August 2021.
Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Hewitt, an Army spokesperson, confirmed Weimer’s selection in an email to Army Times.
The Army’s top NCOs typically have an impact on soldier welfare and quality of life issues throughout the force, though each develops their own portfolio of initiatives to address during their tenure.
For Grinston, this meant major changes to uniform policy, the implementation of the Army Combat Fitness Test, policy changes promoting parenthood, standardization of expert badges, and more.
It’s unclear what Weimer’s priorities will be in his new position.
Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer, who is he?
According to his official biography and details released by Hewitt, Weimer is a career special operator.
He enlisted in the Army in 1993 and graduated from Special Forces Assessment and Selection in 1994, where he was assigned as a Special Forces weapons sergeant.
Weimer has since served in a variety of special operations roles, including time with the 7th Special Forces Group. From 2019 to 2020, he was also the top NCO for the special operations task force in Afghanistan.
Weimer has a bachelor’s degree in strategic studies and defense analysis from Norwich University, according to Hewitt.