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Sergeants Major Academy

Definition/Scope: (USASMA) The mission of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) is to develop agile and adaptive noncommissioned officers and enlisted Soldiers through professional military education opportunities that meet the challenges of unified land operations in an era of persistent conflict. The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy was founded in July 1972, and graduated its first students in 1973. Since that time, USASMA has graduated more than 120,000 Soldiers from various Noncommissioned Officer Education System courses, and continually adapts to meet the needs of our nation?s defense. The Academy is headed by a three-star level nominative command sergeant major and is supported by a world-class staff and academic faculty. USASMA creates all curricula for each level of the NCOES, and plays a key role in the education of all enlisted leaders from corporal to command sergeant major in the active Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard. More than 90% of Sergeants Major Course students graduate with a college degree. USASMA also trains NCOs of our sister services and global allies.



Acronym:

SMA

Broader Terms:

Combined Arms Center-Leadership Development and Education

Related Terms:

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