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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50-year Anniversary of the 1958 Military Pay Bill

The Defense Advisory Committee on Professional Technical Compensation (commonly called the Cordiner Committee) was created in March 1956 "to study a possible adjustment to the existing pay structure" for retention purposes. On 8 May 1957 they recommended to the Secretary of Defense that pay grades E-8 and E-9 be created in all the services. The recommendations of the Cordiner Committee were introduced to Congress in several forms. In 1958, legislation called the Kilday Bill was passed, which became Public Law 85-422 and established the E-8 and E-9 pay grades in the U.S. Armed Forces. 


Links - links to Military Pay Bill details


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