NCO & Soldiers Program
Welcome to AUSA's Noncommissioned Officers and Soldiers page. Our purpose here is to keep you informed on issues affecting NCO's and soldiers and to promote professionalism among the NCO Corps.
AUSA’s Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier Programs Directorate aggressively engages Army and chapter leadership across the country and around the world. Engagement opportunities was substantial in the areas of social networking, publications, conferences, and travel. Much of the demand can be attributed to the Army’s transition to a smaller force, the unpredictability on fiscal demands, and the concerns over global security in the wake of multiple dynamic threats.
Our future plans include increasing outreach by providing more NCO and Soldier-focused articles for AUSA publications and social media. The intent is to provide readers with a broader sphere of relevant information for all levels of experience and interest. Another of our priorities for 2016 will be building relationships between organizational and chapter leaders, as well as continuing our engagement and support for SMA Dailey. Our new efforts for 2016 will include support for the first International Training and Leader Development symposium to be held at Fort Bliss, TX.
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NCO Update is published quarterly by the AUSA Institute of Land Warfare to help senior Army noncommissioned officers keep up to date on matters affecting the military profession and to better inform their soldiers. Reproduction is encouraged.
NCO Update would like to hear from you. We want to know your opinions and possibly publish them in future issues. Please send your letters to Editor, NCO Update, AUSA, 2425 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201. Letters are also accepted via e-mail at [email protected] with the subject line “Letters to the Editor.”
2016 NCO Updates
|2nd Quarter 2016:||Senior NCO Punches PTSD in the Face (Lead Story)|
|1st Quarter 2016:||Brainpower is the Next Frontier in Army's Arsenal (Lead Story)|
2015 NCO Updates
|4th Quarter 2015:||Mark Milley, 39th Chief of Staff, Army (Lead Story)|
|3rd Quarter 2015:||Five Steps to Lead Servicemembers through a Successful Transition (Lead Story)|
|2nd Quarter 2015:||New NCOER Expected to More Accurately Assess Soldiers' Performance (Lead Story)|
|1st Quarter 2015:||Military Basketball Programs Retain Soldier for Life (Lead Story)|
Awards and Scholarships
|2015 NCO of the Year:||SSG Andrew Fink|
|2015 Soldier of the Year :||SPC Jared Tansley|
|2015 Army Recruiters of the Year:|
SSG Jared Bullock
U.S. Army National Guard Recruiting and Retention NCO of the Year
U.S. Army Reserve Recruiter of the Year
|2015 Army Drill Sergeants of the Year:|
U.S. Army Drill Sergeant of the Year
U.S. Army Rescerve Drill Sergeant of the Year
U.S. Army Advance Individual Training Platoon Sergeant of the Year
|2015 Best Ranger Team|
SFC Jeremy Lemma
SFC Timothy Briggs
SGM David G. Martinez U.S. Army Retired
is the 2014 recipient of the Sergeant Major of the Army William G. Bainbridge Noncommissioned Officer Medal. The Bainbridge Medal is awarded annually to a noncommissioned officer -- active, reserve component or retired -- contributing most to the U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps.
|Larry L. Strickland Educational Leadership Award|
The Strickland Award is presented annually to a noncommissioned officer who exemplifies the Army’s vision and mobilizes others in shaping our future leaders while practicing excellent stewardship of the Nation’s most precious resource.
SFC Stuart Sword
1SG Roger Hankins
|SGM Dawn Kilpatrick Memorial AUSA Scholarship Award||SFC Sadie Routzahn|
The Bainbridge Award
As a tribute to the Army NCO Corps, the Association of the United States Army established a Noncommissioned Officer Distinguished Service Medal in the year 2000. This award is named for the fifth Sergeant Major of the Army, William G. Bainbridge, USA, Retired, its first recipient. It is presented to a noncommissioned officer during the opening ceremony at the AUSA Annual Meeting.
Bainbridge Award Recipients
2015 - SGM David G. Martinez U.S. Army Retired
The Larry Strickland memorial Fund and Scholarship
SGM Larry L. Strickland served in the Army for 30 years. He was serving as sergeant major to the Army’s deputy chief of staff for personnel when he became a victim of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon.
Family and friends of SGM Strickland instituted a memorial scholarship fund and leadership award program in 2003. The Association of the U.S. Army will administer the fund.
Larry Strickland Leadership Award and Scholarship
Awarded annually to a noncommissioned officer who best exemplifies the Army’s vision and influences others in shaping future leaders while practicing excellent stewardship of the nation’s most precious resource - our soldiers.
AUSA thanks ASM Research for their generous financial contribution to the Larry Strickland Leadership Scholarship Program.
2015 - SFC Stuart Sword: 1SG Roger Hankins