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What does FM 7-22.7 Cover?
The NCO Guide (History of the NCO)
What FM covers 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?
CSM Littrell was a MOH recipient for actions his in April 1970 and wrote a very meaningful and informative Introduction for FM 7-22.7
Who is SGT Patrick Glass?
1. He was the last living person from the Lewis and Clark expedition
2. Was the winner of the First Election West of the Mississippi River
3. Kept a detailed journal of the Lewis and Clark expedition
4. Showed that a Good NCO was invaluable to Officers.
Who is Sergeant Rissler?
SGT Rissler was a Senior Medic that managed to keep 25 casualties alive during a Battle that is now known as "The 18 hour Miracle"
Who usually cuts the cake during Army Ceremonies?
The Oldest and Youngest Soldier in the Unit
What has been the Key to the Army's success?
Our flexibility and willingness to change, to meet the world as it is without altering the core competencies that make the Army the best fighting force in the world
Throughout the history of the Army the NCO has been there doing what?
Leading soldiers in battle and training them in peacetime, leading by example and always, always out front
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?
Inspector General Friedrich von Steuben
When did Friedrich von Steuben Standardize the duties and responsibilities of the NCO Corps?
Where was Friedrich von Steuben when he Standardized the duties and responsibilities of the NCO Corps?
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"
When was the "Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States" printed?
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 , Sergeants Major
Where is part of Von Steuben's Blue Book still with us?
In TC 3-21.5 Drill and Ceremonies
What else did the Blue Book emphasize?
The importance of selecting quality soldiers for NCO positions
How long was the Blue Book the primary regulation for the Army?
What were the duties of the Sergeant Major in the Blue Book?
Served as the assistant to the regimental adjutant, keeping rosters, forming details and handling matters concerning the "interior management and discipline of the
regiment." He also served "at the head of the noncommissioned officers."
What were the duties of the Quartermaster Sergeants in the Blue Book?
Assisted the regimental quartermaster, assuming his duties in the quartermaster's absence and supervising the proper loading and transport of the regiment's baggage when on march
What were the duties and responsibilities of the First Sergeant in the Blue Book?
The First Sergeant enforced discipline and encouraged duty among troops, maintaining the duty roster, making morning report to the company commander and keeping the company descriptive book
What was day-to-day business of sergeants and corporals?
Instructed recruits in all matters of military training, including the order of their behavior in regard to neatness, sanitation, quelled disturbances, punished perpetrators and forwarded sick lists to the First Sergeant. In Battle NCO's closed the gaps occasioned by casualties, encouraged men to stand their ground and to fire rapidly and accurately
What did typical Continental Army NCO wear for their Rank?
They wore an epaulet to signify their rank, Corporals wore green and sergeants wore red epaulets
How many epaulet's did SGT's and Corporals wear?
Sergeants wore two epaulets, while corporals wore a single epaulet
From the Revolutionary war until WWII who promoted NCO's?
The Regimental Commander
What happened if a NCO transferred from one Regiment to another?
They would not take their rank, Entire careers were often spent within one regiment
What Three NCOs received special recognition for acts of heroism during the American Revolution?
Sergeant Elijah Churchill, Sergeant William Brown and Sergeant Daniel Bissell
What was the medal the Three NCO's received during the American Revolution?
The Badge of Military Merit, a purple heart with a floral border and the word "merit" inscribed across the center
What was the Badge of Military Merit the precursor to?
The Medal of Honor introduced during the Civil War
When was the Badge of Military Merit was reinstituted?
In 1932 as the Purple Heart and is a decoration for members of the armed forces wounded or killed in action or as a result of a terrorist attack
When did the War Department make the first reference to Noncommissioned Officer chevrons?
When did the Army established a systematic method for selecting noncommissioned officers?
What publication provided instructions for training noncommissioned officers which ensured that all NCOs possessed "an accurate knowledge of the exercise and use of their firelocks, of the manual exercise of the soldier and of the firings and marchings."?
The Abstract of Infantry Tactics, published in 1829
What lesson was learned from the Civil War?
That it was necessary to destroy the enemy's will and capacity to resist through military, economic and political means
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?
Sergeant William H. Carney
When did the Army have Regulations that limited the number of married enlisted men in the Army and required special permission to marry?
In the 1870's
When did Congress authorized voluntary retirement for enlisted soldiers?
1885 after 30 years of Service
When was the requirement to perform 30 years of service for retirement change?
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
What 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 the 1SG carried that contained administrative files names of everyone in the company and their professional history (AWOLs, work habits, promotions, etc.)
When did the Army formally add women to its ranks?
When did the Army develop Army-wide standards for NCO academies?
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 corporal, sergeant, staff sergeant, sergeant first class, master sergeant and sergeant major
Who was the first Sergeant Major of the Army and when was he selected?
Sergeant Major of the Army William O. Wooldridge in 1966
When did the Sergeants Major Course first began?
In January 1973
When did WLC (back then PLDC) became a mandatory prerequisite for promotion to staff sergeant?
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
Who are Master Sergeant Gary I. Gordon and Sergeant First Class Randall D. Shughart?
On 17 October 1993 A Sniper Team with Task Force Ranger in Mogadishu that volunteered to be inserted to protect the four critically wounded personnel of a downed black hawk, despite being well aware of the growing number of enemy personnel closing in on the site. Both were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor
Who is responsible for individual and small unit training, and will build the foundation for the Army's objective force?
The NCO Leader
Why are the Army Values so important?
They are important because they define character traits that help develop and maintain discipline
Why should you stand by your soldiers' honest mistakes?
They can't learn without them
What should a NCO ensure their Soldiers know about their Mission?
They understand their mission, know how to accomplish it and why it is important and are part of a bigger picture and every soldier has a task that supports the overall objective
What should you do even when no one is watching?
Take responsibility and do what's right, no matter how tough it is
What should you do to the fullest of your ability?
Accomplish all assigned or implied tasks
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 a NCO require?
A willingness to accept full responsibility for your actions and for your soldiers' performance
What is the ability to endure hardships and insurmountable odds in the service of fellow soldiers and our country?
What does integrity and being honest in everything you say and do?
Builds trust with your Soldiers and superiors
What are the Three Pillars of Leader Development?Institutional Training, Operational Assignments and Self- Development
What is the keystone for NCO development?
The Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES ).
What ties together NCOs' experience and training to make them better leaders, which ultimately benefit their units' combat readiness?
What is the senior level NCOES course and the capstone of NCO education?
The US Army Sergeants Major Course (USASMC)
What provides leaders the opportunity to use and build upon what was learned through the process of formal education?
What is used to enhance NCO development during operational assignments?
Leader Development Program (LDP) and NCO Development Program
What is the CSM's leader development program for NCOs?
What does Self-development include?
Both structured and self-motivated development tasks
What is Duty?
A duty is something you must do by virtue of your position and is a legal or moral obligation
What are the three types of duties NCO's have?
Specified duties, directed duties and implied duties
What is Responsibility?
Being accountable for what you do or fail to do
What is Individual responsibility as a noncommissioned officer?
Means you are accountable for your personal conduct
What is Authority?
The right to direct soldiers, to do certain things and the legitimate power of leaders to direct soldiers, or to take action within the scope of their position
What are two 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 an NCO's Command Authority?
Noncommissioned officers' command authority is inherent with the job by virtue of position to direct or control soldiers
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 does General Military Authority allow leaders to do?
This broad-based authority also allows leaders to take appropriate corrective actions whenever a member of any armed service, anywhere, commits an act involving a breach of good order or discipline
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)
Who should inspect their soldiers daily and should regularly check soldiers' rooms in the barracks?
First Line Leaders
What is One of the most effective administrative corrective measures?
What are the two general reasons a soldier requires an on-the-spot correction?
Either the soldier you are correcting does not know what the standard is or does not care what the standard is
How should you praise your soldiers' good work?
By telling them the specific action or result observed, why it was good and encourage the soldier to continue
What does PCC/PCI stand for?
Pre-combat checks (PCCs) / Pre-combat inspections (PCIs)
What is the key to ensuring leaders, trainers and soldiers are adequately prepared to execute operations and training to Army standard?
Conducting Pre-combat checks (PCCs) / Pre-combat inspections (PCIs) and pre-execution checks
When do Leaders Conduct PCC/PCIs?
At the beginning of each event or exercise as part of troop leading procedures to check personnel, equipment, vehicles and mission knowledge
Who is the key to inspections, checking soldier and unit readiness in personal hygiene and appearance, weapons, field equipment, displays and sanitary conditions?
The First Line Leader/NCO
When must Inspections be done?
Regularly to help reinforce standards and instill discipline also impartial inspections of important areas develop confidence, teamwork and soldiers' pride in themselves and their equipment.
What are the General Duties of a NCO?
1. Conducts the daily business of the Army within established orders, directives and policies.
2. Focuses on individual training, which develops the capability to accomplish the mission.
3. Primarily involved with training and leading soldiers and teams.
4. Ensures each subordinate team, NCO and soldier are prepared to function as a effective unit and each team member is well trained, highly motivated, ready and functioning.
5. Concentrates on standards of performance, training and professional development of NCOs and enlisted soldiers.
6. Follows orders of officers and NCOs in the support channel.
7. Gets the job done
What is unique about the squad, section or team leader?
This NCO is the first link in both the NCO support channel and chain of command and takes orders from both the Platoon Sergeant and Platoon Leader
What is subordinate to and supportive of the chain of command?
The NCO Support Channel
When was the NCO support channel formally recognized?
What does a good relationship with the CSM or 1SG leave the commander free to do?
Plan, make decisions and program future training and operations
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