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News | June 27, 2022

High Fives

By Tech. Sgt. Charles Johnston

State command chief warrant officers from across the Northeast convened for a senior advisory council June 23 to June 25 at the state military reservation’s Heritage Room in Concord.

Warrants from six states attended, including Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, Connecticut, and New Hampshire.

"This is a great opportunity to connect with each other, understand the challenges faced in other states and develop solutions that can benefit all of us,” said Chief Warrant Officer 5 George Munson, New Hampshire’s state command chief.

The meetings are held semiannually to identify emerging warrant officer issues and to shape future lines of effort.

For more than 100 years, Army warrant officers have served as leaders in various fields as technical experts, trainers and advisors. The highest and most prestigious warrant officer rank is CW5, achieved only by master-level experts.

The in-person gathering was a welcomed shift from the Internet approach employed during the height of the pandemic.

"Virtual meetings can't replace the productivity of meeting face to face,” said Chief Warrant Officer 5 Scott Beaulieu of Vermont. “We tend to produce better products when together, and today was no exception."