William O. Wooldridge, was sworn in as the first Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) on 11 July 1966. SMA Wooldridge was chosen by the Chief of Staff (CoS) himself, General Harold K. Johnson. SMA Wooldridge was appointed to be an ombudsman for the enlisted personnel of the Army, enlisted spokesman on the staff, and enlisted member in the CoS personal retinue.
Fisher, E.F. (2001). Guardians of the Republic: A history of the noncommissioned officer corps of the U.S. Army. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books.
The additional resources page is design to assist NCOs in finding information from military website that will guide/help them achieve success in their position of leadership. This page will only be a guide to help NCOs find possible links of useful information. Helping the growth of the NCO Corps is what the Office of the Historian do.
NCO 2020 Strategy: https://www.tradoc.army.mil/Portals/14/Documents/NCO2020.pdf
NCO Leader’s Books: http://mydaforms.com/LeadersBook/SolData.html
Fort Bliss Learning Resources Center (LRC)
LRC Research Guides: http://ncolcoe.libguides.com/?b=o
LRC Online Catalog: https://usasma.tlcdelivers.com/#section=home
WorldCat Catalog: http://www.worldcat.org/
Defense Technical Information Center: http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/
United States Human Resources Command (HRC) application: https://www.hrcapps.army.mil/Portal/
Army Publishing Directorate (FM, AR, DA, DOD,..etc): https://armypubs.army.mil/ProductMaps/PubForm/DAForms_Details.aspx?ID=0902c851800395d7
Army Career Tracker: https://actnow.army.mil/
Go Army Ed.: https://www.goarmyed.com/
NCOER Regulation and DA Pam (623-3)