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ATTENTION!! The Basic Leader Course – Redesigned – goes FOC on Feb 1 and the Distributed Leader Course I will launch Feb 1. Check out the Fact Sheets – BLC Fact Sheet with FAQs, DLC Fact Sheet with FAQs

CSM Lee rises from platform to USASMA director

Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Sellers, commandant of the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence passes the unit colors to Command Sgt. Maj. David Lee, signifying the passing of responsibility of the USASMA from Command Sgt. Maj. Nuuese Passi during ceremonies Feb. 1. (Photo by David Crozier, Command Communications)

By Danielle O’Donnell, Public Affairs

With the passing of the unit colors during ceremonies held Feb. 1, at the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, Command Sgt. Maj. David Lee assumed the responsibility of director of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy from Command Sgt. Maj. Nuuese Passi Jr.

Officiating the event, Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Sellers, commandant, accepted the Academy colors from Passi and handed them to Lee signifying the change of responsibility. With the ceremonial transfer of responsibility complete, Sellers addressed those in attendance.

“It’s always a great day in our Army when we can take time out of our schedules to recognize, and pay tribute to, Army professionals,” he said. “I can’t think of two NCOs who personify professionalism more than Command Sgt. Maj. Nuuese Passi and Command Sgt. Maj. David Lee.”

Lee, a member of cohort 1 of the USASMA Fellowship program, is the first Soldier to move from the platform to being director of USASMA. … Read more

NCOL CoE calls for Hall of Honor Nominations

The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence (NCOL COE) will conduct its annual Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony in June 2019. The Hall of Honor was established in May 2006, with the purpose of providing a highly visible and prestigious means of recognizing individuals who meritoriously contributed either directly to the NCOL COE/USASMA or to the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS), formerly known as the Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES).   Inductees must have served meritoriously in a position of significant responsibility and provided service distinguished by meritorious achievement and significant improvements or enhancements to existing programs or procedures.

Should you or your principal know of someone you feel deserves such recognition, by all means we request you submit a nomination. Nomination criteria and submission processing guidance are attached. Any questions concerning the information contained in this correspondence may be directed to the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, ATTN: Director, Human Resources, COM: 915-744-8816 (DSN: 621), or email to Christynne.m.leon-gorcyca.civ@mail.mil.

Nomination documents can be found on the Hall of Honor page.

Bradford inducted into Hall of Honor

Photo by Spc. James Seals
On 14 December the NCOL CoE inducted Ms. Betty Bradford into its Hall of Honor for her 33 years of tireless service to the betterment of NCO Professional Development as the first Registrar of the institution. Above, Assisted by Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy Sellers, commandant of the NCOL CoE, Ms. Bradford unveils her Hall of Honor plaque that will hang among her fellow honorees on the walls of the Cooper Lecture Center.

By David Crozier, Command Communications

The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence recognized Ms. Betty Bradford, NCOL CoE Registrar December 14, for her contributions to the education, training and lineage of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps and NCO Education System by inducting her into The NCOL CoE Hall of Honor. Charles Guyette, Assistant Dean, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, hosted the event along with Command Sgt. Maj. Jimmy J. Sellers, commandant of the Center of Excellence.

“Today I have the honor of introducing the newest inductee into the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy and Noncommissioned Officer Leadership Center of Excellence Hall of Honor,” Guyette said. “We are the proponent for NCO History, so I am going to tie a little bit of history into my remarks.” … Read More


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