SHAPE leadership attend annual Junior Ranks and NCO dinner
SHAPE, Belgium – Supreme
Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), General Curtis M. Scaparrotti, and Command Sergeant Major Davor Petek, Command Senior Enlisted Leader (CSEL), attended the AnnualSHAPE Junior Ranks and Non-Commissioned Officer Dinner at SHAPE Dec. 9, 2016,to celebrate teamwork and camaraderie within the NATO NCO corp.
NCO and Junior Ranks Committee, a volunteer group of SHAPE NCOs dedicated to
continuously improving the leadership skills and professionalism of the SHAPE
enlisted force, hosted the event. The
SACEUR and CSEL, with 63 combined years of military experience, spoke to the
attendees regarding the future of NATO NCOs and the weight of their
responsibility while serving with NATO.
are the backbone of our military forces,” said CSM Petek. "We have a unique
structure within the NATO, showing a common collaborating between enlisted and
officers. It truly highlights just how capable our enlisted members are and the
quality of work they produce.”
The dinner, branching from the CSEL’s vision of expanding NCO
engagement programs, allows NCOs and their spouses from across the Alliance to
gather and strengthen their relationships and build esprit de corps.