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NGB Top NCO Visits New Jersey National Guardsmen

Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the National Guard Bureau, spoke to more than 100 Airmen and Soldiers of the New Jersey National Guard at the Joint Training and Training Development Center in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 20, 2016. As the top noncommissioned officer of NGB, Brush advises the Chief, National Guard Bureau on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, the health of the force, and professional development for the National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Armando Vasquez/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the National Guard Bureau, spoke to more than 100 Airmen and Soldiers of the New Jersey National Guard at the Joint Training and Training Development Center in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 20, 2016. As the top noncommissioned officer of NGB, Brush advises the Chief, National Guard Bureau on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, the health of the force, and professional development for the National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Armando Vasquez/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the National Guard Bureau, spoke to more than 100 Airmen and Soldiers of the New Jersey National Guard at the Joint Training and Training Development Center in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 20, 2016. As the top noncommissioned officer of NGB, Brush advises the Chief, National Guard Bureau on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, the health of the force, and professional development for the National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Armando Vasquez/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the National Guard Bureau, spoke to more than 100 Airmen and Soldiers of the New Jersey National Guard at the Joint Training and Training Development Center in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 20, 2016. As the top noncommissioned officer of NGB, Brush advises the Chief, National Guard Bureau on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, the health of the force, and professional development for the National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Armando Vasquez/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the National Guard Bureau, coined Senior Airman Tyler Martin, 108th Security Forces Squadron, for his outstanding military service to the 108th Wing at the Joint Training and Training Development Center in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 20, 2016. As the top noncommissioned officer of NGB, Brush advises the Chief, National Guard Bureau on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, the health of the force, and professional development for the National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Armando Vasquez/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the National Guard Bureau, coined Senior Airman Tyler Martin, 108th Security Forces Squadron, for his outstanding military service to the 108th Wing at the Joint Training and Training Development Center in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 20, 2016. As the top noncommissioned officer of NGB, Brush advises the Chief, National Guard Bureau on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, the health of the force, and professional development for the National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Armando Vasquez/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the National Guard Bureau, coined Senior Airman Edwin Rodriguez, Jr., 108th Logistic Readiness Squadron, for his outstanding military service to the 108th Wing at the Joint Training and Training Development Center in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 20, 2016. As the top noncommissioned officer of NGB, Brush advises the Chief, National Guard Bureau on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, the health of the force, and professional development for the National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Armando Vasquez/Released)

Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, the Senior Enlisted Advisor of the National Guard Bureau, coined Senior Airman Edwin Rodriguez, Jr., 108th Logistic Readiness Squadron, for his outstanding military service to the 108th Wing at the Joint Training and Training Development Center in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 20, 2016. As the top noncommissioned officer of NGB, Brush advises the Chief, National Guard Bureau on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, the health of the force, and professional development for the National Guard. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Armando Vasquez/Released)

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- The Senior Enlisted Advisor of the National Guard Bureau, Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell O. Brush, paid a visit to New Jersey National Guardsmen at the Joint Training and Training Development Center in Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, March 20, 2016.
Brush advises the Chief, National Guard Bureau on all enlisted matters affecting training, effective utilization, the health of the force, and professional development for enlisted Airmen.

During his visit to JT2DC, Brush reminded the more than 100 Airmen and Soldiers of the important role they play in the total force mission.

"I need you to tell the Army and Air Guard story to your communities," said Brush. "You do great work for the National Guard because you provide a well-trained and ready combat force to the overall mission of the nation."

In addition, Brush reminded all in attendance the great buy the National Guard provides in today's resource reality. "If you had a proven commodity that was capable of doing the job and you could get it at 25 or 30 cents on the dollar or a dollar on the dollar in a constrained budget environment, which would you take?" asked Brush.

Brush also reminded the Guardsmen to take care of themselves and continue to develop the future leaders of the National Guard.

"My replacement is sitting in this room," said Brush. "So if you are a first-line supervisor, call your subordinates and ask them three things, 'how are you, how are your finances, and how is your family doing?"

He emphasized that these questions will let the Guardsmen know that they are part of the National Guard family.

After the town hall meeting, Brush coined Senior Airmen Tyler Martin, 108th Security Forces Squadron, and Edwin Rodriguez, Jr., 108th Logistic Readiness Squadron, for their outstanding military service with the 108th Wing.