United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)

Our Mission

Provide the Army with adaptive senior enlisted leaders of character and competence prepared to be effective leaders. These leaders, grounded in Army and Joint doctrine, exploit opportunities by leveraging and applying Army resources.

Our Vision

USASMA is the premier Professional Military Education (PME) institution focused on providing the Army with agile and adaptive senior enlisted leaders.


The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy formed on 1 July 1972 and began its program of instruction on 8 January 1973. The Sergeants Major Course (SMC) is the capstone of the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS) and seeks to educate master sergeants and sergeants major to effectively assist commanders and field grade officers accomplish their units’ missions.

In addition to delivering the resident SMC and the Sergeants Major Course-Distance Learning (SMC-DL), USASMA provides a twelve-week SMC International Military Student Pre-Course (IMSPC ) and an eight-day  Spouse Leader Development Course (SLDC).

On 21 March 2018, USASMA became part of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC), and is recognized by the Higher Learning Commission as a CGSC branch campus on Fort Bliss, TX. This enables CGSC to offer the BA in Leadership and Workforce Development as a bachelor’s degree completion program for SMC students at USASMA. For more on the USASMA relationship to CGSC and the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence, see page 9-11 in CGSC Circular 350-1 U.S. Army Command and General Staff College Catalog (AY 2018-2019).

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