Norwich alumnus SGT MAJ Michael R. Weimer named top enlisted leader of U.S. Army

By Saraa Kami, NU Director of Communications

Norwich would like to congratulate alumnus SGT MAJ Michael R. Weimer NU’15 on his recent appointment as the new Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army.

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As the service's top enlisted leader, Weimer oversees the force and assures they are ready for war. His new role also requires Weimer to serve as the face of the U.S. Army, along with supervising personnel issues within the branch.

Weimer joined the U.S. Army in 1993 and earned his Green Beret in 1996. He served as a Special Forces weapons sergeant and was part of the 7th Special Forces Group, as well as serving 19 years within the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).

His service to his country also included serving as USASOC’s operations (G3) sergeant major, with tours in the United States Central Command and United States Southern Command areas of responsibility. A decorated soldier, Weimer has been awarded three Bronze Stars and Joint Service Commendation Medal with valor, along with two Purple Hearts, in his military career.

To learn more about SGT MAJ Weimer’s appointment, visit

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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).


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