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ISBN: 0449908925
Author: William G. Bainbridge
Language: English
Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1st edition (July 4, 1995)
Pages: 357
Subcategory: Biography
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Top Sergeant: The Life and Times of Sergeant Major of the Army William G. Bainbridge (. ISBN 0-449-90892-5) is the autobiography of William G. Bainbridge, the fifth man to serve as Sergeant Major of the Army. This memoir was co-authored by Dan Cragg, also a retired Sergeant Major. It was published in 1992 by Ballantine Books.

Top Sergeant is an alternate name for First sergeant. Top Sergeant (book), a 1992 autobiography of Sergeant Major of the Army William G. It may also refer to: Top Sergeant (film), a 1942 American military drama film directed by Christy Cabanne. This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the title Top Sergeant.

Beginning with his humble origins as an Illinois farm boy and son of a "dirt farmer," Bill Bainbridge's Top Sergeant is the only memoir of an enlisted man's rise to the most senior NCO position in the . 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.

caption SMA William G. Bainbridge nickname Top allegiance United States of America branch United States Army . Sergeant Major Bainbridge was recalled to active duty in January 1951. Bainbridge nickname Top allegiance United States of America branch United States Army serviceyears 1943-1979 rank Sergeant Major of the Army commands unit battles World War II Vietnam War awards Legion of Merit (3) Bronze Star Purple Heart (2) Air Medal Prisoner of War Medal Combat Infantryman Badge relations laterwork. Following assignments at Camp Atterbury, Indiana, Fort Sheridan, Illinois, Fort Riley, and Fort Leonard Wood, he was reassigned to Europe and served as the Operations Sergeant with Headquarters, VII Corps. Bainbridge (ISBN 0-449-90892-5) is the autobiography of William G. Bainbridge, the fifth man to. .

ISBN 0-449-90892-5) is the autobiography of William G.

William G. Bainbridge was the fifth Sergeant Major of the Army, was sworn in on July 1, 1975 and served until June, 1979. He was born in Galesburg, Illinois, on April 17, 1925 and died on November 29, 2008. He entered the Army in June 1943 from Williamsfield, Illinois. He was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. Sergeant Major Bainbridge was recalled to active duty in January 1951

Beginning with his humble origins as an Illinois farm boy and son of a "dirt farmer," Bill Bainbridge's Top Sergeant is the only memoir of an enlisted man's rise to the most senior NCO position in the U.S. Army. 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. In France in World War II, Bainbridge served with A Company, 423rd Infantry of the 106th Infantry Division. Forced to surrender during the Battle of the Bulge, he spent five months in a German POW camp, weighing only eighty-six pounds when he was liberated. Discharged in December of '45, he fully expected to spend the rest of his life as a farmer. But being called up for the Korean War ruined his farming prospects and, in due time, "That peculiar chemistry of training, experience, and promotion began to have its effect, and I realized that I didn't want to be anywhere else but the Army." In thirty-one years of service, Bainbridge served in leading NCO positions the world over, including Battalion Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, II Field Force Sergeant Major in Vietnam, Sergeant Major U.S. Army Pacific, and Basic Training Center Sergeant Major at Fort Benning, where he was instrumental in setting up the first NCO Candidate Course. Bainbridge was also the first sergeant major of the Sergeants Major Academy. 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 of his illustrious career was the welfare of his soldiers. Whether in base camps in Vietnam, aviation units in Germany, or training centers in Fort Benning, Bainbridge never forgot what he was there for. "Soldiers will do anything you ask provided you prepare them with good training and treat them with dignity."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 that NCOs really run.

Comments:

Siatanni
This book gave me a realistic view of what it was like for the Illinois farm boy from humble beginings to achieve the goal of top enlisted personnel in the United State Army. Sgt. Major Bainbridge was truly an example of the true blooded, patriotic American that created the Greatest Generation. Bravo Sgt. Major Bainbridge for a job well done.
Zeleence
My brother gave me this book a few months ago and I finally made time to read it - and I'm glad I did.
This book is full of great information about the life of a great soldier. It contains information that leaders in all walks of life - military and civilian - will benefit from. It also gives some great insight on Army life. I spent eight years in the Navy and was fortunate to work for several NCOs and Officers that shared Mr.Bainbridge's view on leadership - they really knew how to treat their men.
I might have enjoyed it even more had it contained more personal information - not very many details are given into home or family life unless it relates to the subjects military life.
Overall, a very down-to-earth account of life that many would do well to emulate in both character and content.
Deodorant for your language
I have this book from my time as Command Sergeant Major (SMA Bainbridge was from my hometown, graduated from the same high school, family connections, etc) and I found that many of his experiences and mine were much the same except that he went on to serve the ARMY, its Soldiers and their families, at a much higher level. I found many chapters provided lessons in personal courage, leadership, and mentoring, things that are timeless lessons for young NCOs.

I don't know if TOP SERGEANT would be profitable in print, but I'd bet there would be a demand from current Non-Commissioned Officers if it were available in Kindle format.

CSM (r) G. Huber
Akta
This wonderful book tells how a down to earth country boy becomes a veteran of three wars and the most respected man in the U.S.Army.
Atineda
I ordered this and it took only about three days to receive it. The book is in a like new condition. I don't know if there are other books by this vender but they have really surprised me and have exceeded my expectations. A great big thank you.

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