Army Reforms: Creation of a Sergeant Major equivalent post in the Indian Army.

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  1. Trololo

    Trololo Regular Member

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    As part of the reforms of the Indian Army, should there by a Sergeant Major equivalent post in the organization? Fire away your thoughts!
     
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  3. Trololo

    Trololo Regular Member

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    FYI the Sergeant Major is the senior most enlisted member of the army.
     
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    aditya g Senior Member Senior Member

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    Do you know there is something called as JCO in Indian Army?
     
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    Yes but there are many JCOs. SMA is only a single person just like COAS.
     
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    Subeidar Major is not Sergeant Major?
     
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  7. Trololo

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    No. There are quite a few Subedar Majors. Read about the US Army Sergeant Major position here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sergeant_Major_of_the_Army
    The British Army also recently created a similar position: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Army_Sergeant_Major
    The US Army also has a senior most enlisted advisor to their Chief of Defense Staff. The holder of this position is the most senior enlisted person across all US armed forces. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senior_Enlisted_Advisor_to_the_Chairman
    In the case of the Indian Army what complicates the case a little bit is that JCOs are actually commissioned officers.
     
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    Any experts can comment on this please?
     
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    Actually not accurate. Each command has a Command Sargent Major. The more senior the command the more senior the SM
     

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