Provide the Army with adaptive senior enlisted leaders of character and competence prepared to be effective leaders. These leaders, grounded in Army and Joint doctrine, exploit opportunities by leveraging and applying Army resources.
Sergeants Major Academy is the premier professional military education (PME) institution focused on providing the Army with agile and adaptive senior enlisted leaders.
The Army’s culminating enlisted Professional Military Education (PME) institution is the Sergeants Major Academy. This course provides tools to develop critical reasoning, creative thinking and decision-making skills. Soldiers are provided an education that teaches them to enhance their character, self-expression, and strengthen teamwork abilities. The course assists in the development of logical, practical and original reasoning abilities necessary for problem solving. Students analyze problems based on available information, arrive at logical solutions and decisions with reasonable speed, communicate reasoning and decisions orally and in writing, and supervise to ensure proper execution. Intellectual honesty, integrity, and professional values and standards are highly stressed. The SGM Academy contains a total of 1,484.7 instructional hours, and is also offered as a nonresident course which culminates with two weeks of resident instruction at the academy.
The Sergeants Major Academy prepares master sergeants and sergeants major to elevate from a tactical level of thinking to an operational and strategic perspective thus preparing them for leadership positions in organizations executing unified land operations. What Soldiers learn prepares them for leadership positions in joint, interagency, intergovernmental, multinational organizations (JIIM) as well as battalion, brigade, and division through echelons-above-corps (EAC) staff sergeants major command levels