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What does FM 7-22.7 cover?
History of the NCO
What do soldiers depend on from an NCO?
Guidance, training, and leadership to win the Nation's wars
Who is CSM Gary L. Littrell?
Wrote a very meaningful and informative intro for FM 7-22.7
Who is SGT Patric Glass?
Kept a detailed journal of the Lewis & Clark expedition; showed that a good NCO was invaluable to officers
Who is SGT Rissler?
A senior medic that managed to keep 25 casualties alive during the "18 Hour Miracle" battle
Who usually cuts the cake during Army ceremonies?
The oldest and youngest soldier in the unit
When was the Army and the NCO Corps born?
14 June 1775; with the birth of The Continental Army
What three countries traditions were blended to develop our Army's NCO corps?
The British, French, and Prussian Armies
Who standardized the duties and responsibilities of the NCO Corps?
Friedrich von Steuben
What did Friedrich von Steuben write that standardized the duties and responsibilities of the NCO Corps?
Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States
What was the common name for the book that Friedrich von Steuben wrote?
The Blue Book
What were the NCO ranks that existed in the Continental Army?
Corporals, Sergeants, First Sergeants, Quartermaster Sergeants, Sergeant Major
What did the Blue Book emphasize?
The importance of selecting quality soldiers for NCO positions
What was the "Company descriptive book"?
Listed the name, age, height, place of birth and prior occupation of every enlisted man in the unit
From the Revolutionary War until WWII who promoted NCOs?
The Regimental Commander
What happened if an NCO transferred from one regiment to another?
They would not take their rank, entire careers were often spent within one regiment
What 3 NCOs received special recognition for acts of heroism during the American Revolution?
SGT Elijah Churchill, SGT William Brown, SGT Daniel Bissell
During the Civil War, who carried the flags and regimental colors of their units?
Who became the first African American to win the Medal of Honor?
SGT William H. Carney
What were the first 2 schools that began to train NCOs?
In 1870, the Signal Corps and Artillery schools began training NCOs because they required soldiers to have advanced technical knowledge to operate complex equipment and instruments
When did Congress authorize voluntary retirement for enlisted soldiers?
1885; after 30 years of service
What book published in 1909 grew from the 5 or 6 pages of the Blue Book of NCO duties to 417 pages?
The Noncommissioned Officers Manual
When did the NCO chevrons change in direction and begin to point up?
Who suggested the establishment of special schools for sergeants and separate NCO messes?
American Commanding General John J. Pershing
What was the Black Book, who carried it and what did it contain?
A book that 1SG carried that contained admin files, names of everyone in the company, and their professional history
When did the Army formally add women to its ranks?
What was the first Army NCO Academy, where/when was it created, and what was it later named?
The 2nd Constabulary Brigade's NCO school in Munich, Germany on 30 June 1947, later named 7th Army NCO Academy
What was the first war that the Army fought with an integrated Army with whites and blacks fighting together?
The Korean War in 1950
What grades and ranks were added to the Army in 1958?
E8 & E9 and the ranks of CPL, SGT, SSG, SFC, MSG, and CSM
Who was the first Sergeant Major of the Army and when was he selected?
SMA William O. Wooldridge in 1966
When did WLC become a mandatory prerequisite for promotion to SSG?
In 1986 and was the first time NCOES was mandatory
What war had a cease-fire after only 100 hours of ground combat?
The Gulf War
What is the cornerstone of operational success?
Why are the Army values so important?
They define character traits that help develop and maintain discipline
What will you be asked to put ahead of the personal safety of you and your soldiers?
The Nation's welfare and mission accomplishment
What does duty of an NCO require?
A willingness to accept full responsibility for your actions and for your soldiers' performance
What are the 3 pillars of leader development?
Institutional training, operational assignments, and self-development
What is the keystone for NCO development?
What is the senior level NCOES course and the capstone of NCO education?
The US Army Sergeants Major Course (USASMC)
What are the 3 phases of LPD?
Reception & integration, basic skill development, and advanced development & sustainment
What is the CSM's leader development program for NCOs?
What provides both career and educational 'road maps' for NCOs to assist in self-development?
Professional Development Models (PDMs)
Where are PDMs located?
DA PAM 600-25
What are the 3 types of duties NCOs have?
Specified duties, directed duties, and implied duties
What are specified duties?
The duty you have to follow such as Army regulations, Department of the Army general orders, UCMJ, soldier's manuals, Army Training & Evaluation Program publications, and MOS job descriptions
What are directed duties?
Being in charge of quarters or serving as sergeant of the guard, staff duty officer, company training NCO, and NBC NCO, where these duties are not found in the unit's organization charts
What are implied duties?
These duties may not be written but implied in the instructions; they improve the quality of the job and help keep the unit functioning at an optimum level
What are 2 basic types of authority in the Army?
Command authority and general military authority
What is command authority?
The authority leaders have over soldiers by virtue of rank or assignment
What is general military authority?
Authority extended to all soldiers to take action and act in the absence of a unit leader or other designated authority
What if a soldier refuses a correction, saying you don't have the authority to tell him what to do because he's not in your NCO support channel?
They are wrong; general military authority gives you that authority and you have a duty to enforce it
What describes legal aspects of the authority of the noncommissioned officer?
The Manual for Courts Martial (MCM)
What are the 2 categories of inspections for determining the status of individual soldiers and their equipment?
In-ranks and in-quarters
What is one of the most effective administrative corrective measures?
What does PCC/PCI stand for?
Pre-combat checks/pre-combat inspections
What is subordinate to and supportive of the chain of command?
The NCO Support Channel
When was the NCO Support Channel formally recognized?
December 1976 by AR 600-20
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