History of the Non-Commissioned Officer
[Technical Report, Research Paper]
ARMY SERGEANTS MAJOR ACADEMY FORT BLISS TX
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The history of the United States Army and the Non-commissioned Officer Corps began in 1775. Americans took a blend of the French, British and Persian armies and turned it into a unique American institution and created the rank of Non-Commissioned Officer NCO. Over the years, the political system was disbanded from the ruling body and social attitudes removed the non-commissioned officer from his European counterparts and created a truly American Non-Commissioned Officer Corps. Inspector General Friedrich Vonstueben of Valley Forge, in his Regulation for Order and discipline of Troops of the United States, also known as The Blue Book standardized the duties and responsibilities of the NCO during the American Revolution. This book was the beginning of Technical ManualsTMs, Regulations, Field Manuals FMs, etc... This served as the primary regulation for the thirty years for the United States Army. These duties were put in place for the Sergeant Major, Quartermaster Sergeant, First Sergeant, Sergeants and Corporals.
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