Army commander visits KAHS, shares message of staying focused on goals

Chris Bournes
KAHS Student, senior

***image1***On April 22, U.S. Army Europe commander Gen. David McKiernan visited seniors at Kaiserslautern American High School to discuss issues concerning the school and the KMC. Fourteen KAHS seniors attended and were eager to discuss the things they believed important to the community and school.

 General McKiernan was joined by his wife, Carmen and the USAREUR Command Sgt. Maj. Ianola Savusa, and his wife, Marietta. The four were interested in Kaiserslautern seniors’ future plans and were pleased when three students expressed an interest in joining the military and the rest expressed interest in going to college.

General McKiernan stressed that while deployments, PCS moves and the upcoming graduation were making students anxious, they should not lose focus of their goals and do their best to finish the year off in a great way.

Students asked questions about such things as the Summer Hire Program and deployment issues. The exchange was informal and the meeting ended with good feelings across the board. General McKiernan promised to answer follow-up questions the student might have.