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52 Cards in this Set

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Who is the 1st Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC)?
SGM William Joseph Gainey
When did the 1st Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairmen Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC) assume the position?
October 01, 2005.
What grade is the Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff (SEAC)?
The SEAC holds the grade of E-9 and is equal in seniority to the Services SEAs.
How many SMA have there been?
Name the five most recent Sergeant Majors of the Army:
Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston
Former Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. Tilley
Former Sergeant Major of the Army Robert E. Hall
Former Sergeant Major of the Army Gene C. McKinney
Former Sergeant Major of the Army Richard A. Kidd
Who was the first Sergeant Major of the Army?
Sergeant Major Willion O. Wooldridge.
What year was the Sergeant Major of the Army Established?
The Sergeants Major Course began in what year?
The history of the Noncommissioned Officer began in what year with the birth of the Continental Army?
During the year 1778, what were the NCO ranks during that period?
First Sergeants
Quartermaster Sergeants
Sergeants Major
Three NCOs received special recognition for acts of heroism during the American Revolution. Each received the Badge 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 were their names?
Sergeant Elijah Churchill
Sergeant William Brown
Sergeant Daniel Bissell
During what year did the War Department make the first reference to noncommissioned officer chevrons?
What publication published in 1829 provided instructions for training of noncommissioned officers?
The Abstract of Infantry Tactics
The 417 page unnoffical publication called the Noncommissioned Officers Manual, was published in what year?
During what year did the symbol of NCO rank, the chevron, rotate to what we would today call point up and become smaller in size?
This book was passed from First Sergeant to First Sergeant, staying within the company and providing the unit historical information. What was this book called?
the black book
During what year did the AR 350-90 establish army-wide standards for NCO Academies?
In 1958 the Army added two grades to the NCO Ranks, these pay grades would "provide for a better delineation of responsibilities in the enlisted structure". What were the two new pay grades?
During what year did PLDC first become a mandatory prerequisite for promotion to Staff Sergeant?
What date was the Army flag dedicated
14 June 1956
What is the oldest part of our Army?
Army National Guard
What did the U.S. Army begin
June 14 1775
When was the start of the Revolutionary War?
19 April 1775
When was the Declaration of Independence signed?
July 04 1776
What did Baron Fredriech von Steuben teach the Continental Army at Valley Forge
A simplified but effective version of the drill formations and movements of European armies.
Proper care of equipment.
The use of the bayonet (a weapon in which British superiority had previously been marked).
He impressed upon officers their responsibility for taking care of the soldiers.
Taught NCOs how to train and lead those soldiers.
On what date did the Revolutionary War officially end with a signing of a peace treaty in Paris?
03 September 1783
What is the name of the document that originally governed the United States and was later replaced by the “Constitution”?
The Articles of Confederation
Who was one of the most prolific writers of the early 19th century and would be the author of “The Army Regulations of 1821”, the first written regulation by the Army since the publication of Baron von Steubens “Blue Book
General Winfield Scott
What were some of the areas covered in “The Army Regulations of 1821”.
The Hand Salute
How to conduct a march
How to make a good stew for the company
When and where did the Civil War actually begin?
e Civil War being in April of 1861 when South Carolina militia forces fired on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor.
President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on 22 September 1862 freed the slaves in any areas still under Confederate control as of what date?
01 January 1863.
Congress authorized the creation of the Medal of Honor on what date?
12 July 1862
Who received the first Medal of Honor ever awarded?
Private Jacob Parrott,
General Lee surrendered his Army on what date, marking the end of the Civil War
9 april, 1865
Who was the only female to receive the Medal of Honor?
Dr. Mary E. Walker
Congress declared war on Spain on what date?
When did World War I begin?
August 1914
What started WWI?
A Bosnian separatist murdered the Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary and his wife during a visit to Sarajevo.
The Armistice ended the fighting at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Known for many years as Armistice Day, what is it now called in the United States?
Veterans Day
On what date did the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor?
07 Dec 1941
The Women’s Army Corps was created in what year?
When was D Day?
06 JUne 1944
President Truman authorized the use of two atomic bombs against Japan, destroying Hiroshima and Nagasaki on what dates
Hiroshima – 06 August 1945
Nagasaki – 09 August 1945
The National Security Act of 1947 was a sweeping reorganization of the US military. What did it establish?
Department of Defense
Air Force
What year marked the start of the Korean War?
In early of what year did President Johnson begin a process of escalation that put 184,000 American troops in South Vietnam by year’s end?
What is the longest war in U.S. History?
Vietnam War
After a U.S. Marine was shot in 1989 in Panama, what Operation was launched?
Just Cause
General H. Norman Schwarzkopf and his Saudi counterpart sent their multinational ground forces across the border into Iraq in what in late February of what year?
On what date did the United States enormous support from the global community, respond to the attacks on September 11th,
07 October, 2001
the United States began offensive military operations to remove Saddam Hussein from power and liberate Iraq on what date?
20 MAR 2003
When was Saddam Husein captured?
13 December 2003