Letter(s) from Patrick Chandler

 

Letter 1

Raymond (born August 25, 1962)[1]I am the current Sergeant Major of the Army in the United States. I was sworn in as the 14th Sergeant Major of the Army on March 1, 2011. Chandler I served in all tank crewman positions and has had multiple tours as a troop, squadron and regimental master gunner. He has served in the 1st Infantry Division (FWD), 2nd Infantry Division, 4th Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division, 3rd Armored Division, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army Armor School, and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He also served as First Sergeant in four different detachments, troops and companies. As a Sergeant Major, he served as Operations SGM in 1/2 ACR and as CSM in 1/7 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army Garrison Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the United States Army Armor School CSM. Chandler was assigned as the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy CSM in December 2007. In June 2009, Chandler became the 19th Commandant of USASMA and the first enlisted commandant in USASMA history.

I am a native of Whittier, California, and entered the Army in Brockton, Massachusetts in September 1981. He attended both Basic Training and Armor Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
As Sergeant Major of the Army, I serves as the Chief of Staff of the United States Army's personal adviser on all enlisted-related matters, particularly in areas affecting soldier training and quality of life, including the adoption of the new Army Service Uniform, which phases out the Green Service Uniform in 2014.
Throughout MY 30-year career, he has served in every enlisted leadership position from all tank crewman positions to his position as Sergeant Major of the Army. Other assignments I held as a sergeant major were Operations SGM in 1/2 ACR and as CSM in 1/7 Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division; United States Army Garrison Fort Leavenworth, KS; and the United States Army Armor School CSM. I was assigned as the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy CSM in December 2007.
My most recent assignment was as the commandant for the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy in Fort Bliss, Iraq.
Chandler now serves as the 14th Sergeant Major of the Army which started on March 1, 2011

This is the Award i gain from Military.
My military education includes Noncommissioned Officer Education System, M60A3 and M1/M1A1 Tank Master Gunner Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, First Sergeant Course, Basic Instructor Training, Total Army Instructor Trainer Course, Small Group Instructor Trainer Course, Video Tele-Training Instructor Trainer Course, Army Management Staff Course, Garrison Command Sergeant Major Course and various other professional development courses. His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in public administration from Upper Iowa University.

I was a recipient of the Order of Saint George (Bronze Medallion), the Distinguished Order of Saint Martin and the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara. SMA Chandler also serves on the Board of Directors for Army Emergency Relief.
Legion of Merit (with one bronze oak leaf cluster)
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with one silver and two bronze oak leaf clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with oak leaf cluster)
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Superior Unit Award
Army Good Conduct Medal (10 awards)
National Defense Service Medal (with one bronze service star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with one bronze service star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with award numeral 4)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with award numeral 4)
Combat Action Badge
Expert Marksmanship Badge with Pistol bar
Garry Owen Distinctive Unit Insignia
1st Cavalry Division Shoulder Sleeve Insignia

I have been through a lot in my life and i wanted to tell you a little about my life experience with my ex wife. I am currently stationed in Gaza , the capital of Afghanistan.I have to let you know that I am on my second mission to Iraq and I have already spent 10 months here in Afghanistan. My first mission to Afghanistan was in 2003. My mission ended in 2005. When back to the States, I found out that my ex betrayed my love by going in for another man. She cost me a lost. She misused my properties so I paid her off. I was in love with her with all my heart but she let me down. I was with her for 14 years.
My son lives with my retaired army friend,wife in Ghana . I have full custody of him. I do not want to pay my friend any amount of money again.I will be getting him to stay with me when i come home soon. I was married only once. I am now looking for another woman to involve myself with. I will be home in 4 months. Actually, we are not allowed to communicate with outsiders because of security reasons but I need a woman for myself. A woman that will be there for me and I will be there for her too. I will not be able to call you because we are not allowed to communicate with outsiders on phone. Everything is monitored.In the army, if you can't control your anger, you gonna end up fighting all the time.The happiest thing in life is to love and to be loved. Tomorrow's hopes and dreams will never die as long as you believe in yourself and follow your heart. The kindnesses in your heart will guide you to accomplish many things in life and overcome all challenges and all obstacles. Never give up, always have faith in yourself, and you will gain the greatest gift of all, the gift of hope and love you rightly deserve.
Whatever you may do in the future, never let anyone stand in the way of you pursuing your dreams. Know that you will always have family and friends to rely on whenever you need them.
A happy Life is not about finding the right partner but how long you can hang on to your partner till the very last end, True love is not about how you love your partner in the beginning but how much love you can endure till the very last end, Yesterday is gone, no one knows tomorrow, but today is a gift that is why it’s called the PRESENT. To love is divine and to error is human, life is full of ups and downs, strength in each other will determine life for a true couple. Be loyal, loving, playful, curious, very romantic and full of life. Value honesty, faith and communication. You should be very affectionate and love romance ( do try kiss and cuddle). believe in chemistry and love on first site as well, appreciate intelligence of your partner and always respect his views and decisions. This will put you on a solid foundation to build a healthy and happy relationship. I hope yo hear something lovely from you Pretty one...

Letter 2

I brought you here so that i can express the things i've been thinkin bout give me your ear.
course i don't normally do this so bare with me through this. there are so many things that i want to say. but let me start by saying this saying i thank you. darling just because..
i used to love someone that i didn't like we used to want to break up every other night. i used to think realationships were a lot of stress. i used to think that pain was a part of happiness. now all that's changed since you've come my way, but i don't want us to become another used to because I love you so much Suphan I hope what i'm saying don't discourage you in any kind of way cuz i do believe that you have the potential to be everything i need. i hope that you can really understand that i would hate to be with someone new, and tell them what i'm telling you.
i used to love someone that i didn't like. we used to want to break up every other night. i used to think realationships were a lot of stress. i used to think that pain was a part of happiness. now all that's changed since you've come my way, but i don't want us to become another used to be.
cuz it would only be another waste of time, another moment to be raised i would bout my mind. another memory a part of history. I cant forget cuz it keeps haunting me. Now that your here is evidently clear, but i don't ever have to have this worry again again. ooohhhooooooo.
i used to love someone that i didn't like. we used to want to break up every other night. i used to think realationships were a lot of stress.i used to think pain was a part of happiness. now all that's changed since you've come my way, but i don't want us to become another used to be.