About the NCO Historical Society

The NCO Historical Society is an online, central repository allowing free access to information and material relating to the US Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps.

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We seek to provide easy access for soldiers, historians, researchers or others seeking to learn more about the professional enlisted Corps of the United States Army.

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The curator and founder of the NCO Historical Society is available for lectures, presentation or professional development sessions on NCO History.

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Citing this Site and materials downloaded from here.

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Use the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) to identify the source of the material, as specified in the standards document RFC1738. This begins with a code for the type of access involved (“http://”, “ftp://”, “gopher://”, etc.). The appendix to RFC1738 suggests that URLs in citations should be prefixed with “URL:” and surrounded by angle brackets; for example: <URL:http://www.bbc.co.uk/tv/>
However, including the “URL:” prefix seems ugly and unnecessary, as the angle brackets and access code suffice to identify the code as a URL, and nobody follows this advice.

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If you use information obtained from this site, please provide a reference back to us, unless an author copyright supersedes this. While no generally accepted form has been agreed upon for such citations, the following (or a slight modification of it) should prove acceptable:

Elder, Daniel K. 2013 The NCO Historical Society. [Online] Available at: http://www.ncohistory.com


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