Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks as he prepares to depart the position during a news briefing in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room on Dec. 9, 2019, in Washington. Troxell wore the new rank insignia for his position while meeting with reporters Monday ahead of his retirement Friday. JAMES K. MCCANN/DOD
Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell, senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, speaks as he prepares to depart the position during a news briefing in the Pentagon Press Briefing Room on Dec. 9, 2019, in Washington. Troxell wore the new rank insignia for his position while meeting with reporters Monday ahead of his retirement Friday. JAMES K. MCCANN/DOD

Military’s outgoing top enlisted leader unveils unique rank insignia for SEAC

by Corey Dickstein
Stars and Stripes

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military’s top enlisted service member unveiled a new, distinctive rank insignia specifically for the senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, an insignia that he will wear for his last week on the job.

Army Command Sgt. Maj. John Wayne Troxell sported the new insignia while meeting with reporters Monday ahead of his retirement Friday. The new insignia, which features the same eagle grasping three arrows that appears on the Joint Staff emblem surrounded by four stars, will be donned by the incoming SEAC, Air Force Chief Master Sergeant Ramon “CZ” Colon-Lopez, for the entirety of his time in that position.

Troxell has worn the same rank insignia as other command sergeants major in the Army throughout his four years as the SEAC. While the top enlisted service members assigned to their military branches — the sergeant major of the Army, the sergeant major of the Marine Corps, the chief master sergeant of the Air Force, the master chief petty officer of the Navy and the master chief petty officer of the Coast Guard — for years have worn rank insignia specific to their positions, no such insignia previously existed for the SEAC.

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