Interagency faculty support Sergeants Major Course

CGSC interagency faculty members traveled to Fort Bliss, Texas, Dec. 6, 2019, to teach Sergeants Major Course students at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA).

The CGSC Interagency faculty representatives met individually with separate classrooms to discuss their respective organizations and listen to student briefings on some of the agencies that partner with the U.S. Army. The morning’s classes were followed up with an afternoon panel for all the USASMA students currently studying interagency operations. After the panel, Mr. Ramzy Noel presented each of the CGSC faculty with framed USASMA Certificates of Appreciation.

This visit by the CGSC Interagency faculty highlights some of the many exchanges and support that CGSC offers to other elements within Army University.


The U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy was founded in July 1972, as a special preparation source for the Army’s senior enlisted leaders. Throughout its more than 46-year history, the Academy has taken on additional missions in the name of Noncommissioned Officer Professional Military Education. In recent years, with more than 24 missions under its roof, a need arose to better organize the institution to manage these missions and to refocus the Academy’s efforts towards the Sergeants Major Course. On June 22, 2018, the Sergeants Major Academy was aligned under Army University and the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, (which is also CGSC’s parent organization) with additional reporting to Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia. The result of these new changes created the NCO Leadership Center of Excellence (NCOL CoE), an accredited academic institution under which the Sergeants Major Academy now falls.

NCOL CoE is responsible for developing, maintaining, teaching, and distributing five levels of Enlisted Professional Military Education – Introductory, Primary, Intermediate, Senior and Executive. Each level best prepares the soldier to fight and win in a complex world as adaptive and agile leaders and trusted professionals of Force 2025. It is also responsible for numerous other missions and programs including the Battle Staff NCO Course, Commandants Pre-Command Course, Spouse Leadership Development Course, USASMA Fellowship program, Staff and Faculty Development, the Soldier’s Guide and NCO Guide.

The NCOL CoE-developed Professional Military Education courses are part of the career-long learning continuum and are an integral part of the Select, Train, Educate, Promote program of the Army Profession and affect more than 400,000 Soldiers annually. For more information visit

Left to right: Ramzy Noel, Chair, USASMA Department of Joint Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational; Matthew Roth, CGSC Distinguished Chair for Diplomatic Studies; Roderic Jackson, CGSC Distinguished Chair for Defense Intelligence Studies; Ralph Erwin, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Senior Geospatial Intelligence Officer Representative to TRADOC; Thomas Gray, U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command Liaison Officer; and Kevin Rousseau, CGSC Distinguished Chair for National Intelligence Studies.

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