“Good NCOs are not just born – they are groomed and grown through a lot of hard work and strong leadership by senior NCOs.”
Sergeant Major of the Army William A. Connelly (1931 to 2019)
William A. Connelly was a retired United States Army soldier who served as the sixth Sergeant Major of the Army. He was sworn in on 02 July 1979, and served until June 1983. He is best known for removing the specialist ranks of specialist 5 through specialist 7.