NCO Books

Soldier for Life

by Jack L. Tilley & Daniel K. Elder

Soldier for Life

by Duane K. L. France, LPC

NCO Guide

by Daniel K. Elder

The Shake ‘n Bake Sergeant
by Jerry Horton

Jerry Horton does a superb job telling the story of an important segment of the Army that has been overlooked for too long, the graduates of the U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Candidate Course.

Combat Vet Don't Mean Crazy
by Duane K. L. France, LPC

When it comes to veteran mental health, there are some preconceived notions about what it means. After over a decade and a half of sustained combat operations and high operational tempo, the topic of veteran mental health has emerged into the public consciousness.

The Sergeants Major of the Army
by Daniel K. Elder

Daniel K. Elder and his fellow contributors tell two stories, an institutional one and a personal one. In the first part of the book they discuss the origin and growth of the Office of the Sergeant Major of the Army.

Baron Von Steuben's Revolutionary War Drill Manual
by Frederick William Baron von Steuben

Frederick William Baron von Steuben reported to General George Washington at the Continental Army's bleak winder encampment at Valley Forge.

Unless You Have Been There
by Paul J. Andert

Unless You Have Been There is an infantry soldier's personal account of his participation as a platoon sergeant, in seven major campaigns and two major landings in the European Theater of Operations during World War II.

Sgt. York
by John Perry

Frederick William Baron von Steuben reported to General George Washington at the Continental Army's bleak winder encampment at Valley Forge.

Educating Noncommissioned Officers
by Daniel K. Elder

This writing attempts to capture a portion of the history of NCO education and brings together many known sources, expands on the minimal writings, and corrects some deficiencies of recent literature.

Guardians of the Republic
by Ernest F., Jr. Fisher

This is the definitive work on one of the least studied aspects of military history-the noncommissioned officer. Since colonial America, NCOs have played pivotal roles in the administration, training, morale, and fighting effectiveness of the Army.

Memoirs of a Command Sergeant Major and Other Short Stories
by Mary Ann Laser

“MEMOIRS OF A COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR” (TRUE) An incredibly interesting story of a young man who joined the Army when the war broke out. At first, he hates it.

I Love America: The Memoirs of Command Sergeant Major Tadeusz Gaweda As Written
by Mary Ann Laser

In full flight from the advancing Russian army, Nazi legions pour into Kamien-Koszyrski, Poland, in November 1943. The Nazi troops invade the town in a frenzy, routing townspeople from their homes and loading them onto horse-drawn wagons – the first step in what will become a nightmare journey to a German labor camp.

The Story of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps
by David W. Hogan

This volume originally appeared in 1989 as part of the U.S. Army’s commemoration of The Year of the NCO. Much as happened in the fourteen years cine then. The Cold War came to an end with the collapse of the Soviet empire.

Top Sergeant
by William G. Bainbridge

In a military career spanning more than three decades, Bill Bainbridge saw service in three wars, fought in two of them, and was captured in one. He received ten Good Conduct Medals, two awards of the Combat Infantry Badge, three Army Commendation Medals, and the Distinguished Service Medal, among others.

The Old Army
by Jerry Horton

One of the most important works of military history published in the last decade, The Old Army is the only comprehensive study of the people who made up the “garrison world” in the peacetime intervals between the War for Independence and the Spanish-American War.

Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms
by William K. Emerson

Emerson, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, is the author of Chevrons, a detailed book on U.S. Army insignia, and a member of many collectors organizations.

Top, an Army First Sergeant's Story
by James R. Lee

The year is 1965, and John R. Lee has been promoted to the rank of first sergeant and assigned to a basic training unit in Fort Gordon, Georgia. In a story that contains both humorous and tragic elements, Lee never tries to be the hero; he just reports what he saw.

The Diamond
by Sergeant Major Bobby Owens

Command Sergeant Major (Ret.) Bobby Owens considers his leadership time as a fi rst sergeant the hallmark of twenty-nine years of active military service.