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CSM James N. Ross, Command Sergeant Major

CSM James N. Ross is a native of Battle Creek, Mich. He enlisted in the Army in September 1985 and attended Basic Training and Combat Engineer Advanced Individual Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. In 1990, CSM Ross reclassified into the air defense artillery branch as a Patriot Missile crew member.   Read entire bio...

CSM James N. Ross, Command Sergeant Major
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SERGEANT AUDIE MURPHY CLUB LogoThe U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Commanding General, LTG Joseph M. Cosumano and the SMDC Command Sergeant Major, CSM Wilbur Adams, both felt that SMDC should have the same programs and recognition devices as other Army Major Commands. One such program was the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC). CSM Adams implemented the instructions of LTG Cosumano, and the SMDC Sergeant Audie Murphy Club was organized.

Induction and membership in the SMDC SAMC is a reward for noncommissioned officers whose leadership achievements and performance merit special recognition and who have contributed significantly to the development of a professional NCO corps and a combat ready Army. Members demonstrate superb leadership characterized by personal concern for the needs, training, and development of their Soldier, as well as concern for their Army families.

All SMDC active and reserve component Soldiers in the ranks of corporal through master sergeant are eligible to compete for membership in the SMDC SAMC.

Upon selection and induction, members will receive a certificate and a medallion. They may be recommended for an award by their chain-of-command.

Other-MACOM Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and Sergeant Morales Club members in good standing will be extended honorary membership. They will receive an honorary membership certificate.

SMDC SAMC is governed by USASMDC/ARSTRAT Regulation 600-1, dated 5 May 2013.

Outstanding Soldiers should be recommended to their Command Sergeants Major to learn more about this organization.

2012 SAMC Inductees

Six noncommissioned officers were inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club during the 2012 U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command Senior Enlisted Leaders Training Conference at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., April 5. From left to right, Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Griffin, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, USASMDC/ARSTRAT, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.; Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Wright, Alpha Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, Fort Detrick, Md.; Lt. Gen. Richard Formica, commanding general, USASMDC/ARSTRAT; Staff Sgt. Joes Brito, HHC, 53rd Signal Battalion, Peterson Air Force Base; Al Hobbs of Pioneer Services; Staff Sgt. Justin Hamic, Alpha Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, Fort Detrick.; Command Sgt. Maj. Larry Turner, USASMDC/ARSTRAT; Staff Sgt. Sherome Snell, HHC, 53rd Signal Battalion, Peterson Air Force Base; and Sgt. Daniel Reynolds, Alpha Company, 53rd Signal Battalion, Fort Detrick (Photo by Dottie White)

2011 SAMC Inductees

2010 SAMC Inductees

2009 SAMC Inductees

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Mission, Vision & Goal

USASMDC/ARSTRAT conducts space and missile defense operations and provides planning, integration, control and coordination of Army forces and capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command missions (strategic deterrence, integrated missile defense, and space operations); serves as the Army force modernization proponent for space, high altitude and global missile defense; serves as the Army operational integrator for global missile defense; and conducts mission-related research and development in support of Army Title 10 responsibilities.

USASMDC/ARSTRAT a diverse, complex, and global command that provides critical capabilities to our Army, USSTRATCOM, COCOMs/ASCCs; in synch with JFCC-IMD  Read More...

Command Goal
To provide dominant space and missile defense capabilities for the Army and to plan for and integrate those capabilities in support of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) and Geographic Combatant Commanders (GCC) missions.