Michele S. Jones was the first woman in the United States Army Reserve to reach the position of command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Reserve. She was the first female non-commissioned officer to serve in the highest enlisted position of a component of the U.S. Army, active or reserve.
Crimean War, 1855. Usually the wives of non-commissioned officers, Cantinières (women supplying food and drink to soldiers), played an important role in the support of French regiments, running canteens and providing additional rations such as brandy to the soldiers. They were the inspiration for Clara Barton and the Red Cross.
Easy Company Technician Fourth Grade Frank J. Perconte died October 24, 2013. He was a former non-commissioned officer during World War II with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division in the United States Army. He fought in the Battle of Normandy, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. He was portrayed by James Madio in the HBO/BBC miniseries Band of Brothers. #ScreamingEagles wikipedia.org
Sergeant Warren H. "Skip" Muck (January 31, 1922 – January 10, 1945) was a non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Muck was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Richard Speight, Jr. Muck and his friend Alex Penkala were killed from a direct hit in their foxhole from German artillery just outside the Belgian town of Foy.
Alford L. McMichael (born February 24, 1952) is a retired United States Marine who served as the 14th Sergeant Major of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1999 to 2003. He was also the first Senior Non-Commissioned Officer for Allied Command Operations for NATO (2003–2006). McMichael retired from the Marine Corps in 2006 after 36 years of service
The excavated CSA tongue shown here was found in the late 1960s by Robert Pope. He found it and 10 A.V.C. buttons near the White Oak Road in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Because no other buckle of this type had yet been discovered, it was thought possible that it could have been lost by a veteran while visiting the fields of his youth.
Johnny Clem - He enlisted at the age of 10, served in the 22nd Regiment Michigan Infantry as a drummer boy. In 1863, he was promoted to Sergeant after shooting a Confederate officer at Chickamauga. He is the still considered to be the youngest non-commissioned officer in United States history.
Vivandieres, sometimes known as cantinieres, were women who followed the army to provide support for the troops. Ideally, a vivandiere would have been a young woman—the daughter of an officer or wife of a non-commissioned officer—who wore a uniform and braved battles to provide care for wounded soldiers on the battlefield.