Sergeant Major Danny R. Hubbard
Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development
Sgt. Maj. Danny R. Hubbard enlisted into the United States Army in 1973 beginning his military career at Fort Knox, Kentucky, where he received his basic combat and initial training as a field artilleryman. He served with distinction for 30 years dedicating the latter part of his career to enlisted education as the Director of Training and Doctrine and subsequently as the Training and Doctrine Command’s G3/5/7 Sergeant Major.
His most significant contributions to leader development were demonstrated during his tenures at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
While assigned to the Academy, Sgt. Maj. Hubbard personally supervised the activities relating to the content and delivery of the Battle Staff Course and the Advanced Leaders Course – Common Core while performing all of the associated duties of the Director of Training and Doctrine. He championed the use of Video Tele-training and led the charge in certification of instructors. This initiative enabled USASMA to deliver the Primary Leadership Development Course, now the Warrior Leader Course, to Soldiers deployed on a peacekeeping mission in the Sinai. Because of these efforts Soldiers received the right training at the right time.
He next directed the development of the delivery of the Battle Staff NCO Course using the same VTT methods. Because of his leadership USASMA began conducting VTT BSNCOC 24/7 to meet the demands of the force. He also commissioned the Army Research Institute to conduct a comprehensive independent study to compare the performance of resident training graduates to those graduates who completed the VTT version of BSNCOC. The final results validated the VTT method and became the definitive guidance for common task training in the institution and the operating force.
As the G3/5/7 Sergeant Major he provided a direct link between the USASMA and all matters relating to training and education from the Headquarters Staff.
Upon Sgt. Maj. Hubbard’s retirement he served as the Chief of Concepts and Strategies for the TRADOC G3/5/7, continuing to assist USASMA in several venues. He was subsequently selected to become the Deputy Director for the Institute for Noncommissioned Officer Development. In this capacity he has worked or supported almost every major initiative with USASMA and personally supervises the INCOPDs involvement in all key initiatives. Sgt. Maj. Hubbard was instrumental in the establishment of Structured Self Development, the Army Career Tracker, the College of the American Soldier, the NCO General Learning Outcomes, the NCO 4×6, and many other initiatives.
Sgt. Maj. Hubbard is a graduate of Class 35 of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.