Sgt. Maj. Donald W. Troxler, Jr. will be the featured speaker at the WSMR 2015, African-American/Black History Month observance set for 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25 at the Frontier Club inside the Santa Fe room. Black history month is an annual celebration of achievements by Black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African-Americans in U.S. history. The theme for this year is “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture”. Serving will begin at 11 a.m. to allow personnel to purchase lunch prior to the start of the program in the Santa Fe room of the Frontier Club.
Black History Month, or National African-American History Month, is an annual celebration of past and present achievements by Black Americans. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent persons of color. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world including Canada and the United Kingdom organize similar observances.
We will explore this year’s theme, “A Century of Black Life, History, and Culture”; with the help of our guest speaker Sgt. Maj. Donald W. Troxler, Jr. Troxler is a native of Middletown, Connecticut, who entered active duty in the United States Army on Nov. 6, 1985. Troxler’s duty positions have included Joint Security Sergeant Major, J3 Operations Sergeant Major, Sergeants Major Course Staff Group Advisor (Instructor/Writer), Deputy Director, Curriculum, and Sergeants Major (Non-Resident) Course Manager and Course Facilitator.