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 Troop Sergeant Major - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the British Army, the Troop Sergeant Major (TSM) is the senior NCO in a Royal Artillery troop, usually a Warrant Officer Class 2.
This differs from a cavalry troop or infantry platoon, in which the highest-ranking NCO is usually a sergeant.
It was introduced in 1813 to replace the Quartermaster as the senior NCO of a troop, and was roughly equivalent to a Colour Sergeant in the infantry.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Troop_Sergeant_Major   (280 words)

 Operation Jubilee: The Disaster at Dieppe — Part 2 19 August 1942
Troop Sergeant-Major Jimmy Dunning then set up his 2in mortar team close to the edge of the wood and after his first bomb fell short, the second went right into a pile of cordite and the resulting explosion silenced the fire coming from the battery.
As the troops landed the RAF went into action but the results of the initial ground attacks were disappointing with few weapon positions on the headlands being knocked out and neither battery seriously affected, although the smoke laid by the bombers did give a measure of protection to the assault forces while it lasted.
The majority of German fighters consisted of the Focke-Wulf Fw190 that had a superior performance over that of the Spitfire Mk V and VI who equipped the majority of the Spitfire squadrons at Dieppe, although four squadrons had the new Mk IX that performed on nearly equal terms with the Fw190.
www.rickard.karoo.net /articles/battles_dieppe2.html   (7009 words)

Sergeant Graham was still in his uniform, lying on the ground near his patrol car when he was found by a passing motorist.
Sergeant Graham's residence was just outside Van Buren, MO, in rural Carter County, within Troop G. Officers discovered Sergeant Graham had been investigating a single fatality traffic crash where the driver had fled the scene.
Sergeant Graham is the 24th member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol to lose his life in the line of duty.
www.reedscabin.com /trooper.htm   (1334 words)

 The 13th Hussars
On August 1st 1 sergeant and 6 men were received as volunteers from the 5th Lancers, as that regiment was proceeding forthwith to England.
The A and B Troops under the command of Major Peters entrained on November 4; E and F Troops followed on the next day under the command of Captain Spilling; while C and D Troops with headquarters under the command of Colonel Sir Baker C. Russell, K.C.M.G., C.B., left Lucknow on the 6th.
The D and E Troops under the command of Major Stevenson, consisting of 4 officers and l00 non-commissioned officers and men, proceeded to Colchester.
www.pinetreeweb.com /13th-afghan-war.htm   (4224 words)

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The major rarely visited the outposts, which were practically under the direct control of the officers in charge; he was a good-natured man, and much attached to his officers.
He was seen by one of his sergeants, who could not render him any assistance on account of the continuous firing from the house and from their own men behind.
Major Lenehan was with the 2nd Wiltshire Regiment, Captain Taylor and Lieutenant Handcock in blockhouses close to the Wiltshire lines, Lieutenant Hannam and Sergeant-Major Hammett at the garrison prison, Lieutenant Picton with the Royal Field Artillery, Lieutenant Morant first with the Gordon Highlanders, and afterwards at the garrison prison.
gutenberg.net.au /ebooks04/0400611.txt   (22314 words)

 The Ultimate Sergeant Major - American History Information Guide and Reference
An alternate usage of Command Sergeant Major is the senior NCO of a headquarters unit at battalion level or above; the soldier filling this position should carry the rank of Sergeant Major, but personnel shortages may, from time to time, force this sergeant major position to be held by a senior Master Sergeant.
In particular, the Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) (WO1) is the senior NCO of a battalion (in the infantry) or of a regiment (in other branches), equivalent to a Command Sergeant Major in the United States.
In the late 19th century, the cavalry RSM and infantry Sergeant Major were among a number of senior non-commissioned positions that were confirmed with warrants, making them warrant officers.
www.historymania.com /american_history/Sergeant_Major   (1367 words)

 Glossary-British and Indian Army
A Quartermaster Sergeant holds the rank of a Staff Sergeant in the British Army.
Sergeants may hold speciality positions in a regiment such as, trumpter, farrier, instructor, armourer, or pioneer for example.
For example sergeants employed at a senior level as instructors, farriers, or armourers would be staff sergeants in the British Army.
www.members.dca.net /fbl/glossary.html   (2001 words)

 Army Times - Reserve-component E-9 selection lists released   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sergeant major promotions will go to members of the Active Guard and Reserve, and the command sergeant major advancements to a combination of soldiers in the Troop Program Unit, Individual Mobilization Augmentation and AGR programs.
The select rate for Troop Program Unit command sergeants major came in at 57.6 percent (210 considered and 121 selected), while the AGR rate was 12.6 percent (95 considered, 12 selected).
Another 92 soldiers were picked to attend the Sergeants Major Course, either in residence at the Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas, or through the nonresidence program.
www.armytimes.com /story.php?f=1-292925-2408649.php   (195 words)

 The 13th at Balaclava: Charge of the Light Brigade
It chanced that he was mounted on a troop horse of the 13th The horse with its dead burden wheeled round and passed through the interval between the squadrons.
Sergeant Mitchell now fell in with a man of the Scots Greys who was standing, but blinded by a shell wound, whom he tried to lead into safety, binding up his head with a handkerchief.
This account as given by Sergeant Mitchell is by far the clearest and most level-headed narrative of the retirement given by any member of the 13th Light Dragoons that the writer has been able to discover.
www.pinetreeweb.com /13th-balaclava2.htm   (6896 words)

 20233 Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Francis Carter, Royal Engineers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Sergeant Carter was serving with "B" Troop of the Bridging Battalion, Royal Engineers in 1899 when he was alerted for active service in South Africa.
Troop Sergeant Major Carter was hospitalized on the 13
Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Francis Carter was discharged from the Army at Aldershot on the 15
hometown.aol.com /reubique/20233.htm   (2581 words)

 Honor Roll - Glossary - K Troop - 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment - Hosted By Bob Hersey
For example, SSG indicates Staff Sergeant in both the Army and Marine Corps, since both are grade E6, SSGT is used for Staff Sergeant in the Air Force, however, since that rank is a grade E5.
Sergeant First Class (E7) is more of an administrative rank, usually found in support units, than is Platoon Sergeant (E7), more common in combat units.
The division of Sergeants Major into command and staff ranks was introduced sometime in 1968, and all are listed in the CACCF simply as Sergeant Major.
www.ktroop.com /HonorRoll/honor-roll_glossary.htm   (2060 words)

 75th Division (Training Support) - Command Sergeant Major Thomas M. Boyce
He was promoted to Sergeant Major in 1994 and assigned to the Headquarters, 4th Brigade, 85th Division (FE) as the Brigade Operations Sergeant.
In 1997, he briefly served as the Command Sergeant Major of the 9/95th QM Battalion, 95th Division (IT), before transferring back to the 1st Simulation Group, 1st Brigade, 85th Division (FE) as the Command Sergeant Major.
In Oct 03, CSM Boyce was assigned as the Command Sergeant Major of the 1st Brigade, 85th Division (TS).
www.armyreserve.army.mil /USARC/DIV-TS/0075DIV-TS/Bio_Blair.htm   (416 words)

 F Troop: The Phantom Major - TV.com
F Troop would use camouflage again (as an exercise) in the final episode, "Is This Fort Really Necessary?" (edit)
Sergeant O'Rourke's full name, according to the pay roster, is Morgan Sylvester O'Rourke.
The visiting British major's name is Bently Royce, a mixture of Bentley Motors and Rolls-Royce, two of the most prestigous British manufacturers of motor cars.
www.tv.com /f-troop/the-phantom-major/episode/155086/summary.html   (346 words)

 South African Military History Society - Journal - SIMEON KAMBULA, DCM
His father, Elijah Kambula had served as respected personal interpreter to Major A W Durnford, RE, during the Langalibalele Rebellion of 1873, and had been killed in the ambush on the Bushmans River Pass in the Drakensberg on 4 November 1873, despite Durnford's efforts to rescue him.
This colour, donated by Mr Robert Topham, was presented by Major General Sir Evelyn Wood, VC, KCB, Governor of Natal, in the name of the Queen 'to the officers and troopers of the Edendale contingent of the Natal Native Horse' at Edendale on 15 December 1881.
Promoted Sergeant Major, Simeon Kambula fought with Major Redvers Buller at the Battle of Hlobane Mountain on 28 March, but got safely away with most of the force, to Kambula.
www.rapidttp.co.za /milhist/vol076fm.html   (2180 words)

 In2TV: F Troop - AOL Television
Sergeant O'Rourke's past catches up with him at a 25th anniversary party arranged by army friends.
The men of F Troop discover they are not in the army and take off into the carefree civilian world.
Chosen by army brass to test a top-secret bulletproof vest, F Troop is infiltrated by spies.
television.aol.com /in2tv/f_troop_tv   (347 words)

 History Of The Marine Gunnery Sergeant Rank!
It originally denoted a shipboard sergeant proficient in smallarms, signalling and naval gunnery, and institution of the rank played a symbolic part in the Navy's internal struggle over whether the Marines were primarily to stay on board ship and serve as part of the vessel's guncrew.
The design prescribed for the gunnery sergeant consisted of three chevrons and three bars with the "device of the school of application" -- a crossed rifle and naval gun behind a globe, anchor and eagle --in the center.
First sergeants had to be content with $25 per month, sergeants with $18, corporals $15, and drummers, trumpeters, and privates with $13.
www20.brinkster.com /gunnyg/gyhistory.html   (2885 words)

 Online NewsHour: The Iraq War | From Squad to Corps -- The U.S. Army | PBS
The leader is usually a lieutenant, while a staff sergeant or sergeant first class is second in command.
A battalion is normally commanded by a lieutenant colonel, with a command sergeant major serving as the battalion commander's principal non-commissioned assistant.
A brigade is normally commanded by a colonel, with a command sergeant major serving as the senior, non-commissioned officer.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/middle_east/iraq/war/mfacts_organization.html   (430 words)

 sociology - Warrant Officer
Warrant officers were generally introduced throughout the British Army under Army Order 70 of 1915, although Regimental Sergeant Majors and a few other appointments (beginning in 1879, when Conductors of Stores and Supplies were warranted), had been warranted before that time.
WO2s wear a crown on the lower sleeve, surrounded by a wreath for Quartermaster Sergeants (for all WOIIs from 1938 to 1947).
The three most senior warrant officer appointments in the British Army are generally considered to be, in descending order of seniority, the Conductors, the Academy Sergeant Major and the Garrison Sergeant Major, London District, although there is some debate about their precedence within the army.
www.aboutsociology.com /sociology/Warrant_Officer   (1987 words)

 16 Air Assault Brigade - Chain of Command   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Their main duties are to liase between the CO and Section Leaders/Troops, be available for members of the unit to approach with problem/ideas for the bettering of the unit and to provide direction for the unit.
British staff sergeants are never referred to as "Sergeant", which would be reducing their rank, but are referred to and addressed as "Staff Sergeant", "Staff" or "Q" for Quartermaster Sergeants.
WO2s are commonly addressed as "Sergeant Major", "Corporal Major" or "RQ" (for Regimental Quartermasters) as appropriate (or as "sir" or "ma'am").
www.16aa.com /index.php?page=coc   (1184 words)

 Under Armour for Under Armor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Operation Troop Appreciation started as personal project for Kristen Holloway, 29, a Quality Manager in the Credit Services Department of PPG Industries in Pittsburgh and a graduate student at the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz Business School, to provide the brother of a friend and his 38 soldier platoon of the 759
; to build and maintain the morale of deployed troops; to provide items the troops need, want or miss from home; and communicate through letters to the troops, their support and gratitude for the service members’ service and sacrifice.
Operation Troop Appreciation focus on one battalion at a time, establishing a point of contact in the field, and asks what items the troops need or want, and then raises the money to provide these items.
www.operationtroopappreciation.org /projects/201article.htm   (636 words)

 Military Glossary - Iraq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Platoons are usually led by lieutenants, with sergeants serving as their second-in-command.
Troops wear Kevlar vests with a ceramic front plate capable of stopping larger caliber rifle rounds.
LZ -- Landing zone, where troops are deposited by helicopter or land after parachuting from a plane.
www.wral.com /iraq/2082578/detail.html   (576 words)

 Airport Security Deployment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Within the first week of the mission, COL Terry Oxley, 96th Troop Battalion Commander, visited the troops at every airport to see how they were getting established and to get an idea as to what sort of tasks the guardsmen were performing.
We are also checking on the morale of the troops and to evaluate their understanding of the mission,” said Oxley.
Other senior officers from Troop Command accompanying Oxley on the visit were LTC James Gardner, 95th Troop Command executive officer, LTC Jerry Kosierowski, Commander of Task Force Freedom Guard, CSM Darrel Foote, Troop Command Sergeant Major, and CSM William Barkley, Task Force Command Sergeant Major.
www.washingtonguard.com /fo-Airport2.html   (817 words)

 Biographies : CHIEF MASTER SERGEANT OF THE AIR FORCE RICHARD D. KISLING   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
He returned to the United States in April 1952 and was assigned as first sergeant of the 1707th Food Service Squadron, Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, Fla. In October 1952 he transferred to Amarillo, Texas, as first sergeant and personnel sergeant major with the 1739th Ferrying Squadron.
In August 1959 he became base personnel sergeant major at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and he was promoted to chief master sergeant Dec. 1, 1959.
He was assigned as base personnel sergeant major at George Air Force Base, Calif., in September 1962.
www.af.mil /bios/bio.asp?bioID=6075   (713 words)

 89th Regional Readiness Command - Command Sergeant Major Roger A. Beckley
Command Sergeant Major Roger A. Beckley became the Command Sergeant Major of the 89th Regional Readiness Command in February 2005.
He served as the Command Sergeant Major for the 394th Corps Support Battalion, 331st Medical Group and the 388th Medical Logistical Battalion.
First Sergeant Assignments were with Alpha Company 388th Medical Logistical Battalion and Delta Troop 4th Squadron 302nd Cavalry.
www.armyreserve.army.mil /USARC/RRC/0089RRC/0089_RRC_Bio_Beckley.htm   (252 words)

 Lieutenant Stuart Mansbridge RA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Five months in duration, the course is designed to educate the subaltern in all aspects of gunnery before specialising in a particular discipline.
Working with my Troop Sergeant Major I began to form a working relationship with those under my command, enjoying the challenges and rewards that operating in such a close and unique community provides.
Forthcoming is a rugby tour to Germany, an exchange with the Royal Navy, and a major exercise in Canada.
homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk /jhb/family/mans/ferret/stuart.htm   (557 words)

 U.S. Military Entrance Processing Command   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Command Sergeant Major William P. Lindo is the Senior Enlisted Advisor for Headquarters, United States Military Entrance Processing Command.
Command Sergeant Major Lindo enlisted in the Army in December 1981.
In December 1986, Command Sergeant Major Lindo became a Drill Sergeant with E Company, 4th Battalion, 10th Infantry, 3rd Training Brigade, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and later served as a Personnel Services Noncommissioned Officer for Headquarters, 6th Battalion, 10th Infantry, 3rd Brigade.
www.mepcom.army.mil /direct/msea   (334 words)

 FM 4-93.51 Chapter 3
The command sergeant major (CSM) serves as the senior enlisted representative for the battalion.
The detachment sergeant is the detachments senior NCO and normally is one of its most experienced soldier.
For example, the detachment sergeant may observe and report on the detachment's base, proof fighting positions, or designing and ensuring emplacement of the defensive perimeter.
www.globalsecurity.org /military/library/policy/army/fm/4-93-51/ch3.htm   (5330 words)

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