Guardians of the Republic: A History of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps of the U.S. Army

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Stackpole Books, 2001 - 478 σελίδες
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This is the definitive work on one of the least studied aspects of military history -- the non-commissioned officer. Since colonial America, NCOs have played pivotal roles in the administration, training, morale, and fighting effectiveness of the Army. The author traces the evolution of NCO duties; their rank and insignia; relationship to officers; their training (or non-training); and the professional development scheme initiated after the Vietnam experience which produced the finest non-commissioned officer corps in the world.
 

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Guardians of the republic: a history of the noncommissioned officer corps of the U. S. Army

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Until the publication of this book, American noncommissioned officers (NCOs) have never been appropriately studied by military historians. Now Fisher offers a definitive history of the NCO from before ... Ανάγνωση ολόκληρης της κριτικής

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European Beginnings
3
Building on These Beginnings 17751785
20
Massachusetts Artillery Regiment 1775
43
Adoption of New Principles
47
Enhancing the Noncommissioned Officer Corps
64
Promotions from the Ranks
79
Diversity and Leadership
93
Noncommissioned Officers in the Civil War
107
Adjusting to Postwar Austerity
203
Symbols and SubstanceMagnificent Men
229
World War IIChallenges and Changes
249
Authorized Chevrons 19201948
251
Postwar Retrospection Challenge and Evaluation
263
Train Us to LeadFirst Armywide Steps to Improve
281
Day of the SupergradesImproving Pay and Grade Structure
301
Compression of Military Compensation Chart
306

Indians Foreigners and Reform
127
Improving the Training of Noncommissioned Officers and Their Testing in War
142
Decades of IndifferenceThe Struggle to Improve Noncommissioned Pay and Status
155
World War IYears of Challenge and Change
178
Authorized Chevrons World War I 187
187
VietnamThe Crisis of the Corps
324
Sergeant Major at the Summit
343
Institutionalizing ProfessionalismReturn
357
Reappraisal and Restoring Professionalism
378
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