1. Who is the 1st Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC)?
    SGMWilliam 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. How many SMA have there been?
  4. Name the five most recent Sergeant Majors of the Army:
    Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. PrestonFormer Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. TilleyFormer Sergeant Major of the Army Robert E. HallFormer Sergeant Major of the Army Gene C. McKinneyFormer Sergeant Major of the Army Richard A. Kidd
  5. Who was the first Sergeant Major of the Army?
    Sergeant Major Willion O. Wooldridge
  6. What year was the Sergeant Major of the Army Established?
  7. The history of the Noncommissioned Officer began in what year with the birth of the Continental Army?
  8. Who wrote the "Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States", also commonlycalled the "Blue Book" and thus standardized NCO duties and responsibilities in 1778?
    Inspector General Friedrich von Steuben
  9. During the year 1778, what were the NCO ranks during that period?
    CorporalsSergeantsFirst SergeantsQuartermaster SergeantsSergeants Major
  10. Three NCOs received special recognition for acts of heroism during the American Revolution. Each received theBadge of Military Merit, a purple heart with a floral border and the word "merit" inscribed across the center.In practice this award was the precursor to the Medal of Honor introduced during the Civil War. What weretheir names?
    Sergeant Elijah ChurchillSergeant William BrownSergeant Daniel Bissell
  11. During what year did the War Department make the first reference to noncommissioned officer chevrons?
  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?
  14. During what year did the symbol of NCO rank, the chevron, rotate to what we would today call point up andbecome smaller in size?
  15. During the period of World War 1, the First Sergeants often carried a book in their pockets that containedadministrative files. This book, which today may be known as a "leaders book" contained the names ofeveryone in the company and their professional history (AWOLs, Work Habits, Promotions, etc.). This bookwas passed from First Sergeant to First Sergeant, staying within the company and providing the unit historicalinformation. What was this book called?
    A Black Book.
  16. During what year did the AR 350-90 establish army-wide standards for NCO Academies?
  17. In 1958 the Army added two grades to the NCO Ranks, these pay grades would "provide for a betterdelineation of responsibilities in the enlisted structure". What were the two new pay grades?
    E8 and E9.
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