The NCI Agency appointed two senior non-commissioned officers (NCOs) to new posts in the Agency. Sergeant Major (SGM) Robert Hyatt, US Army, was appointed as the NCI Agency Senior Enlisted Advisor, and Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) Shane Murphy, British Army, was appointed as the Director of Service Operations (DSO) Senior Enlisted Advisor.
SGM Hyatt and RSM Murphy will maintain oversight, focus and responsibility in any area that the general Manager (GM), Chief of Staff (COS) or DSO directs. In doing so they represent the enlisted voice during meetings with leaders ranging from the executive management level to the civilian community, to the Command Senior Enlisted Leaders from the Bi-Strategic Commands, NATO and partner nations. Though not in the chain of command, SGM Hyatt and RSM Murphy serve as vital conduits from the GM, COS and DSO to the designated Senior Enlisted Advisors.
Providing world class support to the Alliance
As the Agency's Senior Enlisted Advisor, SGM Hyatt is responsible for representing the enlisted force at the strategic level, defining and managing the NCO Support Channel, establishing and influencing non-commissioned officer (NCO) Professional Development and Leadership Development programmes for the benefit of NATO and the nations, and assisting the GM to maximize the potential of the enlisted force within the Agency.
"We have a tough job here in the Agency. We need to provide world class support to the Alliance in tactical, operational and strategic domains," said SGM Hyatt. "As leaders we have a responsibility to the 28 nations, who send us their Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines to be a part of our team as we carry out this challenging mission, to send them back to their post, camp, station or ship better off for having served here."