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.... 59, 65 MacArthur, Douglas, 232 MacDonald, Charles B., 254 Maclay, R. P., 100, 101 McCall, W. H. H., 128 McCarthy, ... Battle of, 1 13-14 Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the Army of the United States (Waranbsp;...
|Title||:||Guardians of the Republic|
|Author||:||Ernest F. Fisher|
|Publisher||:||Stackpole Books - 1994|