1NCO Induction Ceremony bAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN Task Force DefenderNCO Induction Ceremony3rd Day of August 2012bAGRAM AIRFIELD, AFGHANISTAN
2Sequence of Events Army Song Oath of the NCO Introduction of the Official Party*Invocation*National AnthemHistory of the NCO InductionVideo PresentationInductionThe NCO ChargeIntroduction of the Guest Speaker*The Creed of the NCO*Benediction*”Big Red One Song”“The Army Song”*As a matter of courtesy, we request that everyone stand. Thank you.First to fight for the right,and to build the Nation's might, And the Army Goes Rolling Along Proud of all we have done, Fighting till the battle's won, And the Army Goes Rolling AlongThen it's hi, hi, hey! The Army's on its way,Count off the cadence loud and strong (two, three) For wher-e'er we go, You will always know that the Army Goes Rolling AlongOath of the NCOI, do solemnly dedicate myself to uphold the tradition, the dignity, and the high standards of the United States Army Corps of Noncommissioned Officers. I willingly accept the responsibility for the actions, good or bad, of every Soldier under my command of supervision. Should I observe errors or actions detrimental to the service, committed by any subordinate, I will have the moral courage to take immediate corrective actions. This I recognize as my greatest obligation as a Noncommissioned Officer.
3Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer No one is more professional than I. I am a NoncommissionedOfficer, a leader of Soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, Irealized that I am a member of a time-honored corps, known as“The Backbone of the Army”. I am proud of the Corps of theNoncommissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myselfso as to bring credit upon the Corps, the Military Service andmy country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. Iwill not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit orpersonal safety.Competence is my watch-word. My two basic responsibilitieswill always be uppermost in my mind – accomplishment of mymission and the welfare of my Soldiers. I will strive to remaintactically and technically proficient. I am aware of my role asa Noncommissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilitiesinherent in that role. All Soldiers are entitled to outstandingleadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my Soldiers,and I will always place their needs above my own. I willcommunicate consistently with my Soldiers and never leavethem uninformed. I will be fair and impartial whenrecommending both rewards and punishment.Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish theirduties; they will not have to accomplish mine. I will be loyal tothose with whom I serve; seniors, peers, and subordinates alike.I will exercise initiative, by taking appropriate action in theabsence of orders. I will not forget, nor will I allow mycomrades to forget that we are professionals, NoncommissionedOfficers, LEADERS!Command Sergeant Major Charles V. Sasser JrCJTF-1 Command Sergeant MajorCommand Sergeant Major Charles V. Sasser Jr began his career in August of 1984 and attended Basic Training and Infantry Advanced Individual Training at Fort Benning, Georgia. He has served in a variety of leadership and duty positions from Rifle Team Leader thru Brigade Command Sergeant Major. He has also served as a Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, a Small Group Leader for the 101st NCO Academy, a Recruiter in Southern California, and as an Observer Controller at the National Training Center.His units of assignment have included the 24th Infantry Division, 101st Airborne Division, 82nd Airborne Division, 25th Infantry Division, 2nd Infantry Division and 4th Infantry Division. He has deployed to Panama with the 82nd in support of the ten year anniversary of Operation Just Cause, to the Sinai, Egypt with the 101st in support of the Multination Force and Observer mission, Saudi Arabia with the 82nd in support of Security Operations, Afghanistan with the 25th and 4th in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and Iraq with the 2nd in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.His awards include the Legion of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, two Meritorious Service Medals, a Joint Service Commendation Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, a Joint Meritorious Unit Award, two National Defense Service Medals, a Humanitarian Service Medal, an Armed Forces Expeditionary Force Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, two Overseas Service Ribbons, the Army Service Ribbon, the Multi-national Force and Observer Medal, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Master Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Pathfinder Badge, the coveted Ranger Tab, the Gold Recruiter’s Badge with two Sapphires, and the Drivers Badge for Wheeled Vehicles.His military education includes all of the Non-Commissioned-Officer Education courses and the 1SG Course along with the Ranger Course, Air Assault and Rappel Master Course, Airborne and Jump Master Course, Pathfinder Course, and the Joint Firepower Control Course. CSM Sasser has an associate’s degree from Central Texas College.CSM Sasser is married; he and his wife have two children.
4DUTY FIRST! NCO Inductees SERGEANT JOE BLOW HSC SERGEANT JOE BLOW I&S SERGEANT JOE BLOW DSCSERGEANT JOE BLOW OPSDUTYFIRST!5First Team Team First