This book captures a series of select quotations from the leaders who have held this position. The Army is an institution of continuous change and transformation; as such, the topics and insights highlighted herein are shaded by the issues and challenges of the passing times.
The Sergeants Major of the Army: On Leadership and the Profession of Arms, originally compiled by Marianna M. Yamamoto and later Danielle Giovannelli, was first published by AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare in 1996. This latest edition, compiled by Command Sergeant Major Dan Elder, USA, Ret., includes the words of the three SMAs who have served since that time. It captures some of the wisdom of these 15 great NCOs—words that might otherwise be lost forever. It is my belief that every NCO should have a copy of this publication as an essential part of his or her professional library.