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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The curator and founder of the NCO Historical Society is available to participate in or lead your noncommissioned officer history themed lecture, presentation or professional development sessions.

For more information, please contact Dan Elder, Curator, at (254) 220-2310, email dan.elder@topsarge.com or use the Inquiry form here.

About the Curator

Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Daniel Elder is the curator and founder of The NCO Historical Society. He is an author, a researcher and a speaker on many areas relating to the history of the US Army Noncommissioned Officer. You can read more about him and his background at his profile on LinkedIn, the social networking site for business professionals.

Elder is a known expert on the history of the US Army Noncommissioned Officer Corps. He was general editor and co-author of the 2nd edition of he book Sergeants Major of the Army, published by the Center of Military History, and author and publisher of the book Educating Noncommissioned Officers, sponsored by The Society. He recently edited the 10th edition of the NCO Guide by Stackpole Books, this latest edition is scheduled to be available July 1, 2015. He is currently accepting book offers and research subjects.

Elder has been consulted with on numerous books relating to the US Army Noncommissioned Officers Corps, including The Shake and Bake Sergeant, by Dr. Jerry Horton, Guardians of the Republic (2nd printing), by Dr. Ernest Fisher Jr., and the Three Meter Zone, by CSM-Ret J.D. Pendry.

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