Top Sergeant: The Life and Times of Sergeant Major of the Army William G. Bainbridge
Random House Publishing Group, Jun 1, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 310 pages
In a military career spanning more than three decades, Bill Bainbridge saw service in three wars, fought in two of them, and was captured in one. He received ten Good Conduct Medals, two awards of the Combat Infantry Badge, three Army Commendation Medals, and the Distinguished Service Medal, among others. But the greatest moment in his career came when he was selected to be Sergeant Major of the U.S. Army, its highest NCO position, an office he was the first to hold for four years.
But Bainbridge's most important job in his illustrious career was tending to the welfare of his soldiers. Top Sergeant is all about doing what a good sergeant does best -- attending to the needs of his men -- and what it takes to be a great noncommissioned officer in an army that officers are proud to command but NCOs really run.
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TOP SERGEANT: The Life and Times of Sergeant Major of the Army William G. BainbridgeUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The dull-as-dishwater memoirs of a good soldier who rose through the ranks to become the US Army's top noncommissioned officer. Bainbridge enlisted shortly after graduating from high school in 1943 ... Read full review
Top sergeant: the life and times of Sergeant Major of the Army William G. BainbridgeUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This work is the story of the 31-year army career of Bainbridge, who for four years served as sergeant major of the army (SMA). This is the highest enlisted rank in the army and the liaison between ... Read full review