• A wood carving sits on a table as the centerpiece during an NCO Induction ceremony at West Point, N.Y., March 27.  Seven NCOs were inducted into the NCO Corps during the event.

    NCO Display

    A wood carving sits on a table as the centerpiece during an NCO Induction ceremony at West Point, N.Y., March 27. Seven NCOs were inducted into the NCO Corps during the event.

  • Sgt. Lindsay Koch, right, lights a candle following her recitation of the third paragraph of the NCO Creed during an NCO Induction ceremony March 27.  The two NCOs in the background, Sgt. Maurice Coates, left, and Staff Sgt. James Matthews, center, recited the first two paragraphs, respectively, before lighting a candle.  The ceremony, held at Cullum Hall, was the first induction to take place this year at West Point during the "Year of the NCO."

    Candles

    Sgt. Lindsay Koch, right, lights a candle following her recitation of the third paragraph of the NCO Creed during an NCO Induction ceremony March 27. The two NCOs in the background, Sgt. Maurice Coates, left, and Staff Sgt. James Matthews, center...

  • Sgt. Nathan Lunsford, West Point Military Police Co., prepares to step over the line symbolizing his entrance into the NCO Corps.  Lunsford, and six other NCOs, were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony March 27.

    Forward, March

    Sgt. Nathan Lunsford, West Point Military Police Co., prepares to step over the line symbolizing his entrance into the NCO Corps. Lunsford, and six other NCOs, were inducted into the NCO Corps during a ceremony March 27.

  • First Sgt. Anthony Bayse, right, of Headquarters and Headquarters Co. U.S. Army Garrison, leads the "NCO Charge" to the seven new inductees into the NCO Corps at West Point, N.Y., during an NCO Induction ceremony March 27.  The inductees recited the charge during the ceremony, the first one held at West Point this year.  2009 has been declared "The Year of the NCO" across the Army.

    Charge of the NCO

    First Sgt. Anthony Bayse, right, of Headquarters and Headquarters Co. U.S. Army Garrison, leads the "NCO Charge" to the seven new inductees into the NCO Corps at West Point, N.Y., during an NCO Induction ceremony March 27. The inductees recited the...

  • Spc. Eric Hill, Headquarters and Headquarters Co. U.S. Army Garrison, asks the newest members of the NCO Corps to "train me to be a Sergeant" during the Soldiers Request at an NCO Induction Ceremony March 27.  Seven newly promoted sergeants were inducted into the NCO Corps at Cullum Hall.

    Soldier's Request

    Spc. Eric Hill, Headquarters and Headquarters Co. U.S. Army Garrison, asks the newest members of the NCO Corps to "train me to be a Sergeant" during the Soldiers Request at an NCO Induction Ceremony March 27. Seven newly promoted sergeants were...

  • Sgt. Noah Evans (left) receives congratulations from Command Sgt Maj. Martin Wells, the senior enlisted advisor for West Point and U.S. Military Academy, following his induction into the NCO Corps on March 27 at West Point, NY.  Evans, and six other NCOs, was inducted during the ceremony at Cullum Hall at the oldest Army installation in the United States.  The new inductees join the NCO Corps during this, the Army's "Year of the NCO."

    Welcome To The Corps

    Sgt. Noah Evans (left) receives congratulations from Command Sgt Maj. Martin Wells, the senior enlisted advisor for West Point and U.S. Military Academy, following his induction into the NCO Corps on March 27 at West Point, NY. Evans, and six other...

  • Seven new inductees into the NCO Corps display their framed NCO Creed following the West Point NCO Induction ceremony on March 27.  Pictured, left-to-right, are Sgts. Nathan Lunsford, Stephanie Denis, Teresa Rivera, Noah Evans, Sameul Vass, Scott Issler and Andrea Thompson. The inductees are the first NCOs inducted into the NCO Corps at West Point this year, which is the "Year of the Non-commissioned Officer".

    NCOs on Display

    Seven new inductees into the NCO Corps display their framed NCO Creed following the West Point NCO Induction ceremony on March 27. Pictured, left-to-right, are Sgts. Nathan Lunsford, Stephanie Denis, Teresa Rivera, Noah Evans, Sameul Vass, Scott...

  • Staff Sgt. Peter Villa, Warrior Transition Unit - West Point, N.Y., speaks to the audience during an NCO Induction ceremony at West Point March 27. Villa, a squad leader, was the guest speaker athe the ceremony, which inducted seven Non-commissioned Officers into the Corps.

    Guest Speaker

    Staff Sgt. Peter Villa, Warrior Transition Unit - West Point, N.Y., speaks to the audience during an NCO Induction ceremony at West Point March 27. Villa, a squad leader, was the guest speaker athe the ceremony, which inducted seven Non-commissioned...

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