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Former Sergeants Major of the Army

  

| 13th |     Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston

January 2004 - Current

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| 12th |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. Tilley

June 2000 - January 2004

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 January 15, 2004. A career soldier, SMA Tilley has held many leadership positions within the Department of the Army and Unified Command environments.

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| 11th |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army Robert E. Hall

October 1997 - June 2000

Sergeant Major of the Army Robert E. Hall was sworn in as the 11th Sergeant Major of the Army on October 21, 1997 and served until June 23, 2000. A career soldier, SMA Hall has held many leadership positions within the Department of the Army and Unified Command environments.

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| 10th |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army Gene C. McKinney

July 1995 - October 1997

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, Florida, on November 3, 1950.

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| 9th |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army Richard A. Kidd

July 1991 - June 1995

Richard A. Kidd, the 9th 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, Kentucky on June 24, 1943.

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| 8th |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army Julius W. Gates

July 1987 - June 1991

Julius W. Gates, the 8th 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.

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| 7th |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army Glen E. Morrell

July 1983 - July 1987

Glen E. Morrell, the 7th 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, West Virginia, on May 26, 1936.

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| 6th |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army William A. Connelly

July 1979 - June 1983

William A. Connelly, the 6th 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, Georgia, on June 2, 1931.

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| 5th |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army William G. Bainbridge

July 1975 - June 1979

William G. Bainbridge, the 5th Sergeant Major of the Army, was sworn in on July 1, 1975 and served until June of 1979. He was born in Galesburg, Illinois, on April 17, 1925.

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| 4th |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army Leon L. Van Autreve

July 1973 - June 1975

Leon L. Van Autreve, the 4th 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 January 29, 1920 and died March 14, 2002, in San Antonio, Texas.

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| 3rd |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army Silas L. Copeland

October 1970 - June 1973

Silas L. Copeland, the 3d Sergeant Major of the Army, was sworn in on October 1, 1970 and served until his term ended in June of 1973. He was born in Embryfield, Texas, on April 2, 1920, and died Dec. 4, 2001.

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| 2nd |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army George W. Dunaway

September 1968 - September 1970

George W. Dunaway, the 2d Sergeant Major of the Army, was sworn in on September 1, 1968 and served until his term ended in September of 1970. He was born in Richmond, Virginia, on July 24, 1922.

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| 1st |     Former Sergeant Major of the Army William O. Wooldridge

July 1966 - August 1968

William O. Wooldridge, the 1st 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, Oklahoma, on August 12, 1922.

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