By Dawn Arden
Public Affairs Office
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (Feb. 14, 2019) — The U.S. Army Engineer School at Fort Leonard Wood welcomed Regimental Command Sgt. Maj. Douglas Galick back to the installation during an assumption of responsibility ceremony held Tuesday in Nutter Field House.
“Command Sgt. Maj. Galick is the perfect choice to serve as the Engineer School command sergeant major,” said Brig. Gen. Robert Whittle Jr., USAES commandant. “His experience makes him a natural fit to advise me as we continue to transform the Engineer Regiment to support the Army of 2028 and beyond.”
Whittle said Galick has deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as having served in every leadership position from team leader to brigade command sergeant major. These positions include a tour as senior drill sergeant for Fort Leonard Wood’s 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment.
Galick said he is humbled and grateful for being selected as the regiment’s senior enlisted leader.
“I am excited to be on the team and I am very much looking forward to making my rounds and engaging with all of you. I look forward to earning your trust and confidence,” Galick said. “As part of the team I pledge to be a loyal and transparent leader.”
He said he owes all who dedicated their time, energy and faith in his abilities and will not let them down.
“I am here to give back to my village of supporters, the Engineer Regiment and the United States Army. I am here to make a difference,” Galick said. “I am here to help ensure that the United States Army Engineer School continues to produce tactically and technically proficient engineer warriors and leaders of character who are capable of defeating any enemy on today’s complex battlefields.”
Galick attended both Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood. His previous assignment was as command sergeant major of the 555th Engineer Brigade, the Triple Nickle, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
About Fort Leonard Wood
Fort Leonard Wood is a thriving and prosperous installation that has evolved from a small basic training post more than 75 years ago to a premier Army Center of Excellence that trains more than 82,000 military and civilians each year.
Fort Leonard Wood is home to the U.S Army Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and three U.S. Army schools: the U.S. Army Engineer School; U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear School; and the U.S. Army Military Police School. In addition to training engineer, CBRN and military police specialties for the Army, Fort Leonard Wood also provides gender-integrated in-processing and Basic Combat Training for new Soldiers.
Fort Leonard Wood also hosts and trains with the largest Marine Corps and Air Force detachments on any Army installation as well as a large Navy construction detachment.
More information about Fort Leonard Wood is at: https://home.army.mil/wood/index.php/about/mission.