To diversify its leadership, the US Army’s Special Operations Command has appointed Command Sgt. Maj. JoAnn Naumann as its first female command sergeant major.
The US Army’s Special Operations Command is set to appoint its first female command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. JoAnn Naumann, breaking a male-dominated tradition. Naumann, who has been in the Army for 27 years, is the current senior enlisted adviser for Special Operations-Korea. Her appointment comes at a time when the Army is seeking to diversify its leadership. Naumann has previously broken barriers as the first woman in a command team position with Special Operations Command. She has received numerous awards during her career, including the Legion of Merit and two Bronze Stars. Naumann will take over from Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Weimer, who is set to become the next sergeant major of the Army.