NCOs in The American Army 1945-Present
[Technical Report, Research Paper]
ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX
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There were many NCOs in The American Army from 1945-present that have had a lasting effect on our Army. Only a few however have had such a large and lasting impact as the first Sergeant Major of The Army William O. Wooldridge. The creation of the position of Sergeant Major of The Army SMA gave the NCOs and Soldiers a voice directly to the Secretary of The Army. This voice has become very effective over the years, bringing positive change to the Army. The establishment of the position and its continued effectiveness is a product of SMA Wooldridges efforts and experience. Some of the areas that the SMA has had the greatest impact on are the moral, welfare, training, and pay and allowances of the NCOs and Soldiers in todays Army.
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