William O. Wooldridge, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

William O. Wooldridge

1st Sergeant Major of the Army

William O. Wooldridge, the first sergeant major of the Army, was sworn in on July 11, 1966, and served until his term ended in August of 1968. He was born in Shawnee, Okla., on August 12, 1922...MORE

George W. Dunaway, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

George W. Dunaway

2nd Sergeant Major of the Army

George W. Dunaway, the second sergeant major of the Army, was sworn in on Sept. 1, 1968, and served until his term ended in September of 1970. He was born in Richmond, Va., on July 24, 1922...MORE

Silas L. Copeland, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

Silas L. Copeland

3rd Sergeant Major of the Army

Silas L. Copeland, the third sergeant major of the Army, was sworn in on Oct. 1, 1970, and served until his term ended in June of 1973. He was born in Embryfield, Texas, on April 2, 1920...MORE

Leon L. Van Autreve, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

Leon L. Van Autreve

4th Sergeant Major of the Army

Leon L. Van Autreve, the fourth sergeant major of the Army, was sworn in on July 1, 1973, and served until his term ended in June of 1975. He was born in Eeklo, Belgium, on Jan. 29, 1920...MORE

William G. Bainbridge, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

William G. Bainbridge

5th Sergeant Major of the Army

William G. Bainbridge, the fifth sergeant major of the Army, was sworn in on July 1, 1975, and served until June of 1979. He was born in Galesburg, Ill., on April 17, 1925. MORE

William A. Connelly, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

William A. Connelly

6th Sergeant Major of the Army

William A. Connelly, the sixth sergeant major of the Army, was sworn in on July 2, 1979, and served until his term ended in June of 1983. He was born in Monticello, Ga., on June 2, 1931... MORE

Glen E. Morrell, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

Glen E. Morrell

7th Sergeant Major of the Army

Glen E. Morrell, the seventh sergeant major of the Army, was sworn in on July 1, 1983, and served until his term ended in July of 1987. He was born in Wick, W.Va., on May 26, 1936... MORE

Julius W. Gates, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

Julius W. Gates

8th Sergeant Major of the Army

Julius W. Gates, the eighth Sergeant Major of the Army, was sworn in on July 1, 1987, and served until his term ended in June of 1991. He was born in North Carolina on June 14, 1941... MORE

Richard A. Kidd, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

Richard A. Kidd

9th Sergeant Major of the Army

Richard A. Kidd, the ninth sergeant major of the Army, was sworn in on July 2, 1991 and served until his term expired in June of 1995. He was born in Morehead, Ky., on June 24, 1943... MORE

Gene C. McKinney, Former Sergeant Major of the Army Gene C. McKinney

Gene C. McKinney

10th Sergeant Major of the Army

Gene C. McKinney, the 10th sergeant major of the Army, was sworn in on July 1, 1995, and served until October of 1997. He was born in Monticello, Fla., on Nov. 3, 1950... MORE

Robert E. Hall, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

Robert E. Hall

11th Sergeant Major of the Army

Robert E. Hall was sworn in as the 11th sergeant major of the Army on Oct. 21, 1997. A career soldier, SMA Hall has held...MORE

Jack L. Tilley, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

Jack L. Tilley

12th Sergeant Major of the Army

Jack L. Tilley was sworn in as the 12th sergeant major of the Army on June 23, 2000, and served until Jan. 15, 2004. A career Soldier, SMA Tilley held many leadership...MORE

Kenneth O. Preston, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

Kenneth O. Preston

13th Sergeant Major of the Army

Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston was sworn in as the 13th sergeant major of the Army on January 15, 2004. SMA Preston has held a variety of leadership...MORE

Raymond F. Chandler III, Former Sergeant Major of the Army

Raymond F. Chandler III

14th Sergeant Major of the Army

Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III was sworn in as the 14th sergeant major of the Army on March 1, 2011. SMA Chandler has held a variety of leadership...MORE

Daniel A. Dailey, Sergeant Major of the Army

Daniel A. Dailey

15th Sergeant Major of the Army

Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey was sworn in as the 15th sergeant major of the Army on Jan. 30, 2015. SMA Dailey has held every enlisted leadership position...MORE

BACKGROUND

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Sergeant Major of the Army Daniel A. Dailey became the 15th Sergeant Major of the United States Army on Jan. 30, 2015.

Most Recent Assignment: Command sergeant major of the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command.

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