The story of the noncommissioned officer corps : the backbone of the Army / David W. Hogan, Jr., Arnold G. Fisch, Jr., Robert K. Wright, Jr., general editors.

Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
Rev. ed.
Published/​Created
Washington, D.C. : Center of Military History, U.S. Army : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 2009.
Description
xvii, 349 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 26 cm.

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Subject(s)
United States. ArmyNon-commissioned officersHistory [Browse]
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Series
Summary note
From the Publisher: New revised edition which updates the 1989 version which culminated the Center of Military History's contribution to the Year of the NCO Corps since 1775. Has added chapters on Desert Storm, the Army during the 1990s, the Army in Afghanistan, and a new epilogue to carry the story forward. Contains portraits of NCOs in action; and selected documents on responsibilities, professional status and specialist rank. Appendices include: evolution of NCO rank insignia, and a gallery of Noncommissioned Officer heroes.
Notes
  • Shipping list no.: 2010-0060-P.
  • "PIN: 0066326-000"--P. [4] of cover.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [347]-349).
Contents
Part 1: Evolution And Development Of The NCO Corps -- Birth of an army, 1775-1860 -- Civil War and its aftermath -- American expansion overseas, 1898-1902 -- NCOs enter the modern era: World War I -- World War II and Korea -- Vietnam and beyond -- Triumph of professionalism -- Desert storm, peacekeeping, and beyond -- Part 2: Portraits Of NCOs In Action-- To range the woods: New York, 1760 -- Ordered and disciplined camp: Virginia, 1781 -- Along the frontier: Louisiana's territory, 1804 -- Checking cartridge boxes: Canada, 1814 -- Guardians of standards: Missouri, 1820s -- Laying the gun: Mexico, 1847 -- Dress on the colors: Virginia, 1864 -- Ready for patrol: New Mexico, 1870s -- Ambulance corps proficiency: Cuba, 1898 -- Sustaining the offensive: France, 1918 -- Hidden resource: Philippines, 1920s -- Teamwork, firepower, responsibility: Italy, 1944 -- Keeping the system moving: Southwest Pacific, 1945 -- From information to intelligence: Korea, 1952 -- Give me ten: Georgia, 1960 -- Into the providences: Vietnam, 1965 -- War in a maze: Vietnam, 1969 -- Training the trainers: CONUS, 1975 -- Ready to respond: Germany, 1987 -- Hell night on objective Norfolk: Kuwait, 1991 -- Expeditionary operations: an APOD in CONUS, 1990s -- War against terror in the mountains: Afghanistan, 2002 -- Future -- Part 3: Selected Documents -- Responsibilities -- Extract form Frederick von Steuben, Regulations for the order and discipline of the troops of the United States, part 1, 1789 -- Extract from an act establishing rules and articles for the government of the armies of the United States; with the regulations of the war department, 1812 -- Extract from William Duane, a Hand book for infantry, 9th ed., 1814 -- Extract from general regulations for the army of the United States; also the rules and articles of war, and extracts from laws relating to them, 1835 -- Extract from general regulations for the army of the United States, 1847 -- Extract from Maj Gen Winfield Scott, Infantry tactics; or rules for the exercise and maneuvers of the United States infantry, 1854 -- Extract from regulations for the army of the United States, 1904 -- Extract from army regulation 245-5, 2 June 1942 -- Extract from army regulation 600-20, 31 January 1967 -- Extract from army regulation 350-17, 1991 -- Extract from army regulation 600-20, 13 May 2002 -- Professional status -- Extract from general regulations for the army of the United States, 1841 -- General orders number 37, headquarters of the army, adjutant general's office, 21 October 1852 -- Extract from annual report of the Secretary of war for the year 1888 -- Extract from annual report of the Secretary of war for the year 1889 -- Extract from annual report of the Secretary of war for the year 1891 -- Extract from annual report of the Secretary of war for the year 1892 -- Extract from annual report of the Secretary of war for the year 1893 -- Extract from circular number 30, war department, 1 May 1924 -- Extract from army regulation 350-90, 25 June 1957 -- Extract from Army circular number 35-52, 20 May 1958 -- Extract from army regulation 600-200, 24 March 1965 -- Extract from army circular number 351-42, 23 June 1972 -- General orders number 98 HQ, US continental army command, 18 July 1972 -- Extract from army regulation 350-17, 1 December 1980 -- Specialist rank -- Extract from army circular number 204, 24 June 1942 -- Extract from army circular number 202, 7 July 1948 -- Extract from army regulation 615-15, 2 July 1954 -- Extract from message, 28 May 1985, subject: elimination of specialist ranks -- Appendixes -- A: Evolution of NCO insignia -- B: Gallery of noncommissioned officer heroes -- C: Suggestions for further reading -- Map -- Lewis and Clark expedition, 1803-1806.
Other title(s)
Backbone of the Army
ISBN
  • 9780160678691
  • 0160678692
SuDoc no.
D 114.2:N 73/2009
LCCN
2009526217
OCLC
473695344
RCP
N - O