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The SMA office and position turned 50 this year…

The SMA office and position turned 50 this year…
…AND NO ONE NOTICED. FOR TODAY‚ÄôS SOLDIERS, THE POSITION OF SERGEANT MAJOR OF THE ARMY APPEARS AS NATURAL AS A SQUAD LEADER. But 50 short years ago it was not so. It was on the Fourth of July 1966 that the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Harold K. Johnson approved the establishment of the position of Sergeant Major... Read More

Book: Soldier for Life, the story of SMA Jack L. Tilley

Book: Soldier for Life, the story of SMA Jack L. Tilley
This book is more than just an autobiography of Jack L. Tilley, the 12th Sergeant Major of the Army, it is a series of leadership lessons based on selected stories from his more than 35-year career. The last Vietnam veteran to serve in that position from 2000-2004, SMA Tilley was at the Pentagon when terrorists crashed a plane into the... Read More