CSM Jerome Wiggins, Command Sergeant Major
CSM Jerome Wiggins is a native of Pineville, La., and he entered the military in October 1984. Read entire bio...
Michael J. Jensen
USASMDC/ARSTRAT Senior Career Counselor
INTRODUCTION TO THE SMDC SERGEANT AUDIE MURPHY CLUB
The 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)
USASMDC/ARSTRAT develops and provides current and future global space, missile defense, and high altitude forces and capabilities to the Army, the joint force, and our interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational Allies and partners to enable mission command, enhance
deterrence and detection of strategic attacks, and protect U.S. vital interests in all domains.
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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.