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    • Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye.

    • Santos, Richard E.
    • …Back in Italy, the 442nd was assaulting a heavily defended hill in the closing months of World War II when Lieutenant Inouye was hit in his abdomen by a bullet which came out his back, barely missing his spine. He continued to lead the platoon and...
    • Victorio Campaign.

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    • • Summer, 1877: Victorio flees San Carlos Reservation w/ 300 followers • Summer, 1877: After several engagements w/ the 9th Cavalry (and the loss of 1/3 of his followers), Victorio, surrenders at Ft. Wingate • Fall, 1877: Victorio and his...
    • Emory Upton Proposal.

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    • • Although West Point provided officers with an intellectual foundation to approach their frontier duties, it failed to provide its graduates with the necessary skill sets for operating and surviving on the open plains. It was here that...
    • Transformation in the Midst of War.

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    • • A “New” Idea: The Tank Destroyer; • Motto: “Seek, Strike, and Destroy” ; • Theory: Benefits of: + increased speed + increased situational understanding + specialized role on the battlefield - decreased crew protection.
    • Backbone of the Army.

    • Stritikus, Amy
    • “War brings opportunity” is a well known saying. What many failed to realize is that these opportunities can exist within the U.S. Army promotion system. Following WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam there were large increases in the numbers of Army...
    • Evolution of the Noncommissioned Officer.

    • Rankert
    • “The backbone of the Army is the noncommissioned man!”1 This quote by Rudyard Kipling in 1896 from the poem “The ‘eathen” is a sentiment shared by U.S. military members and American citizens alike. What it means is that while officers are most...
    • Convoy training validation in Baghdad.

    • Dantzler, Jonathan D.
    • “So far, so good” thought SGT Edward Duran. Even though the Squadron had only been in Iraq a week, there was enemy contact the first day upon arrival to the Forward Operating Base. Tonight looked like it was going to be an easy trip south to...
    • NCOs of the Lewis and Clark expedition.

    • Selman, Steven
    • “On March 31, 1804, CPT Lewis divided the expedition into three squads and appointed Floyd, Pryor, and Ordway, as sergeants, each in charge of a squad” (Ambrose 131). They would be the NCO Corps of what historians now call the “Corps of Discovery”....
    • NCO history: 1945 – present.

    • Hauan, Tammy
    • “No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army". I am proud of the Corps of...
    • Women’s history in armed conflicts.

    • Gutierrez, John B.
    • “Military institutions and their needs (not women’s needs) determine women’s role in the armed forces” (Skaine, 1999, p. 45). Despite various roles in the military of the past, women have earned a more prominent role in current military operations...
    • Evolution of women in combat.

    • Gutierrez, John B.; Suri, Frank T.; Carland, Richard L.; Million, Will T.
    • “Military institutions and their needs (not women’s needs) determine women’s role in the armed forces” (Skaine, 1999, p. 45). Despite various roles in the military of the past, women have earned a more prominent role in current military operations...
    • Audie Murphy.

    • Upton, R.
    • “Lead from the front.” This was a quote from one of the greatest veterans of World War II. What exactly does this mean, lead from the front? It is the very being of every Non-Commissioned Officer in the United States Military. Col. Fulton, FATC...
    • Empowerment the noncommissioned officer.

    • Young , Angela
    • “I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of Soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time-honored corps, known as “The Backbone of the Army.” ( Fisch & Wright 1989, p. 4). One of the Commanders' responsibilities is...

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