Army Posture Statement: A Statement on the Posture of the United States Army, 2009
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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Since 1775, the Army has set apart its NCOs from other enlisted Soldiers by distinctive insignia of grade. With more than 200 years of service, the U.S. Armys Noncommissioned Officer Corps has distinguished itself as the worlds most accomplished group of military professionals. Historical and daily accounts of life as an NCO are exemplified by acts of courage, and a dedication and a willingness to do whatever it takes to complete the mission. NCOs have been celebrated for decorated service in military events ranging from Valley Forge to Gettysburg, to charges on Omaha Beach and battles along the Ho Chi Minh Trail, to current conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq. In recognition of their commitment to service and willingness to make great sacrifices on behalf of our Nation, the Secretary of the Army established 2009 as The Year of the Noncommissioned Officer.
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