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Department Official to Visit Students in 61st Class of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy


Contact:  
David Thomas, (202) 401-1576, press@ed.gov


Event Date 1: February 08, 2011 01:00 pm - 03:00 pm

Jim Shelton, assistant deputy secretary for the Office of Innovation and Improvement, will visit the 61st class of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) in Ft. Bliss, Texas on Tuesday, Feb. 8 to talk about education issues for the children of military families. The academy’s students are enlisted military sergeants who are being prepared for the highest enlisted rank, Sergeant Major. This class is the capstone of the Noncommissioned Officer System and its students represent the most promising senior noncommissioned officers of the U.S. Army, its sister services, and our international allies.

The USASMA began instruction in 1973 and by 1981 had become the proponent for developing common leader training for all Advanced Noncomissioned Officer Courses. The training covers five major subject areas: leadership, communications, training management, professional skills and military studies. The USASMA is acknowledged by military and civilian organizations as the premier noncommissioned officer education institution in the world.


Event 1
Who : Assistant Deputy Secretary Jim Shelton, Office of Innovation and Improvement, U.S. Department of Education
What : Visit and remarks to the 61st Class of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy
When : Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011 – 1 p.m. CST
Where : Department of the Army
HDQ, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy
11291 SGT. E. Churchill Street
Ft. Bliss, Texas
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