Has there ever been a female sergeant major of the army?
Thereof, how many sergeant majors of the Army have there been?
Kenneth O. Preston held the rank from 15 January 2004 through 28 February 2011, the only incumbent to serve longer than five years. SMA Michael A. Grinston has held the office since 9 August 2019.
Sergeant Major of the Army.
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Then, how many female sergeant majors are in the army?
However, to give you a partial answer, I can tell you that as of 2009 (the most recent count) there were 300 female E9s (an E9 can be either an SGM or a CSM, depending on whether they are in a command position). The current total number of US Army E9s of either sex is 3,397.
Sergeant major is a senior non-commissioned rank or appointment in many militaries around the world. In the United States, there are also various grades of sergeant major (command sergeant major, Sergeant Major of the Army, Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps), but they are all of the same pay grade of E-9.