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The Sergeants Major of the Army /

Robert M. Mages, Daniel K. Elder, Mark F. Gillespie, Glen R. Hawkins, Michael B. Kelly, Preston E. Pierce.

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Main Author: Mages, Robert M.
Published: Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, United States Army, 2013.
Series: CMH pub ; 70-63-1.
Topics: | United States. Army - Non-commissioned officers - History. | United States. Army - Non-commissioned officers - Biography.
Genres: Biography.
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Physical Description: ix, 246 pages : illustrations (some colored) ; 26 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references.
Summary: From the Preface: The Sergeants Major of the Army is an important volume in the official history of the United States Army. The first part of this book describes the origin and growth of the Office of the Sergeant Major of the Army. It explains why some saw a need for such an office and tells who supported it in its infancy, who made it work, and why it has succeeded as well as it has. The second part is a collection of biographical essays that documents the personal and professional lives of the soldiers who have occupied this important post. Through these sections, the reader gains insight into the character and motivations of the select group of soldiers who became the Sergeants Major of the Army.

More Details for: The Sergeants Major of the Army