The next Sergeant Major of the Army will be Cmd. SgtMaj. Michael Weimer, the currently a senior NCO of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. Gen. James McConville, the Army’s chief of staff, made the announcement during a professional conference in Alexandria, Virginia, on Thursday afternoon.
To replace SgtMaj of the Army Michael Grinston, who may well leave from his post in August 2023, Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer has been selected.
Weimer has worked as the Army Special Operations Command’s top NCO since August 2021.
Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Hewitt, an Army spokesperson, confirmed Weimer’s appointment in a statement sent by email to Army Times.
Even though each builds their own portfolio of activities to address during their term, the Army’s senior NCOs often have an impact on soldiers welfare and quality of life concerns across the force.
For Grinston, this entailed significant adjustments to the uniform code, the introduction of the Army Combat Fitness Test, adjustments to the foster parent policy, standardization of expert badges, and more.
What Weimer’s priorities will be in his next position are not yet known.
Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer, who is he?
According to his official biography and information made public by Hewitt, Weimer is a special operator by profession.
In 1993, he enlisted in the Army, and in 1994, after completing Special Forces Assessment and Selection, he was promoted to Special Forces weapons sergeant.
Weimer has since performed a variety of duties for the special operations community, including time spent with the 7th Special Forces Group. From 2019 to 2020, he also served as the commanding officer of the special operations task force in Afghanistan.
Weimer graduated from Norwich University with a bachelor’s degree in strategic studies and defense analysis, according to Hewitt.