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NCO Leadership Center of Excellence Hall of Honor

(l-r) SGM (ret) Steven R. Merrill; CSM (ret) Jimmy Spencer; CSM Dennis Defreese, Gen. (ret) Gordon R. Sullivan; SMA (ret) Kenneth O. Preston; CSM (ret) Dan Elder; and SMA Raymond F. Chandler III. Merrill

 
History
The United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Hall of Honor was established in May 2006, with the purpose of providing a highly visible and prestigious means of recognizing individuals who significantly contributed either to the Sergeants Major Academy or to the Noncommissioned Officer Education System.

Inductees must have served meritoriously in a position of great responsibility and provided service distinguished by meritorious achievement and significant improvements or enhancements to existing programs or procedures.

Selection Process
Nomination Criteria

Nominee must be a US Citizen.

Nominee must have served meritoriously in a position of great responsibility in direct support of NCOES or SGM-A, in which the recommended service made significant improvements or enhancements to existing programs or procedures.

Nominee should not be on active federal service, military or civilian.

Nominations may be made posthumously.

Exception to Policy (ETP) authority for any aspect of the Hall of Honor selection process rests solely with the Commandant, NCOLCoE.

Nomination Procedures

Anyone may nominate an individual for induction in the Hall of Honor. Nominations must be based on genuine knowledge or documented research.

Nominations are forwarded NLT 15 March 2019 to the NCOLCoE, ATTN: Director, G1 (Human Resources), 11291 SGT E. Churchill Street, Fort Bliss, TX 79918-8002.

Nominations contain the nominee’s data shown in Annex A. The annex comprises four parts: Part 1 – Personal Data, Part 2 – Career Biography of Nominee, Part 3 – Specific Contributions to NCOL COE/SGM-A and/or NCOPDS Narrative and Part 4 – Official Photograph.

Selection board procedures
The  selection board convenes each year in April (Annex B – Key Events). The board will be comprised of five voting members: the Deputy Commandant serving as the President of the Board, the Chief of Staff, a current member of the Hall of Honor and two remaining board members appointed by the Commandant.

The Board will recommend inductees and submit the board’s proceedings to the Commandant for final approval. Official announcement of new inductees will be made and distributed to the field only after the Commandant has personally contacted each selectee.

2019 Hall of Honor Message
The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence (NCOLCoE) will conduct its annual Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony in June 2019.

Should you or your principal know of someone you feel deserves such recognition, by all means we request you submit a nomination. Nomination criteria and submission processing guidance are below.

Any questions may be directed to the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence Human Resources Department on the Contact Us page or by email:
NCO Leadership Center of Excellence
ATTN: Director, Human Resources
​christynne.m.leon-gorcyca.civ@mail.mil