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1

Who is the 1st Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC)?

SGM William Joseph Gainey

2

When did the 1st Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairmen Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC) assume the position?

October 01, 2005

3

What grade is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC)?

E-9

4

How many SMA have there been

14

5

Who was the first Sergeant Major of the Army?

SGM Willin O. Wooldridge

6

What year was the Sergeant Major of the Army Established?

1966

7

The Sergeants Major Course began in what year?

1973 (January)

8

The history of the Noncommissioned Officer began in what year with the birth of the Continental Army?

1775

9

Who wrote the "Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States", also commonly called the "Blue Book" and thus standardized NCO duties and responsibilities in 1778?

Inspector General Friedrich von Steuben

10

During the year 1778, what were the NCO ranks during that period?

1. Corporals
2. Sergeants
3. First Sergeants
4. Quartermaster Sergeants
5. Sergeants Major

11

During what year did the War Department make the first reference to noncommissioned officer chevrons?

1821

12

What publication published in 1829 provided instructions for training of noncommissioned officers?

The Abstract of Infantry Tactics

13

The 417 page unnoffical publication called the Noncommissioned Officers Manual, was published in what year?

1909

14

During what year did the symbol of NCO rank, the chevron, rotate to what we would today call point up and become smaller in size?

1902

15

During the period of WW1, the First Sergeants often carried a book in their pockets that contained administrative file.......

The Black book

16

During what year did the AR 350-90 establish armywide standards for NCO Academies?

1957

17

In 1958 the Army added two grades to the NCO Ranks, these pay grades would "provide for a better delineation of responsiblilities in the enlisted structure". What where the two new pay grades?

E8 and E9

18

During what year did PLDC first become a mandatory prerequisite for promotion to Staff Sergeant?

1986