Send me a PM and I will answer your questions in regards to attending the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club board. SGT Morales board is a little different, but you being stationed in Germany should be able to get your hands on the guidance. Your BN or BDE S1 shop should have all the inforyou need, to include how to put together a packet to appear before the board, and what recommendations you will need to be nominated, and any other mandatory boards you will need to attend prior to appearing before the SGT Morales Club Board. Your company 1SG should be able to get you the info from your BN CSM as well. Let me know if I can assist you.
For SGT Morales and SGT Audie Murphy Boards the questions are mostly situational, as long as you are attending a FORSCOM Board. The MEDCOM SAMC Board is more like a NCO of the month board in the type of questions and the format in which they are asked. There is truly no real way to study for a FORSCOM SAMC or Morlaes club board, as it has to do with your leadership style and your experience as a leader. A word to the wise, however. Do not get discouraged if you get all the way to the actual SGT Morales board and are not recommended. Most BDE CSM's who sit on the board do not believe that a SGT (E-5) possesses enough leadership experience to be a club member. This is now a days, not back in the day when you had some seriously old, crusty, knowledgeable E-5's. For either style board though, your leaders book will be key. Ensure that it is squared away and contains info that you actually use on your soldiers, not just a pretty one in a pretty binder that looks like you have never even opened it! Be prepared to answer TRUE situational questions, as in here is the scenario and then, "What would you do?" or " How would you handle it?" There are no right or wrong answers, per se, just different leadership styles at work.
In my opinion, if you go to the Sgt Morales board or Sgt Audie Murphy board you shouldn't have to study. Everything that they are going to ask you should be what you do on a daily basis, taking care of soldiers. I plan on going some time but I would like to get a some more experience.
But then again that is only my opinion.
Posts: 6 | Location: Germany | Registered: 21 October 2004
Appreciate the information on the SAMC board. I am in a bit of a dilemma and was interested if anyone could give me some extra info: -I am stationed at a smaller unit, with a top-heavy unit in which I do not have the opportunity to take on the responsibility of a subordinate soldier, though I do maintain a leader book. I was approached by my first-line and was asked if I was interested in going to the SAMC board. I jumped at the opportunity, as it has been a goal of mine for some time - will not having a soldier under my leadership at the time of the board pretty much ruin my opportunity?
Originally posted by Signal25S: Appreciate the information on the SAMC board. I am in a bit of a dilemma and was interested if anyone could give me some extra info: -I am stationed at a smaller unit, with a top-heavy unit in which I do not have the opportunity to take on the responsibility of a subordinate soldier, though I do maintain a leader book. I was approached by my first-line and was asked if I was interested in going to the SAMC board. I jumped at the opportunity, as it has been a goal of mine for some time - will not having a soldier under my leadership at the time of the board pretty much ruin my opportunity?
Sorry for the late notice as I have just read this, but you will need at least two Soldiers to attend the SAMC board. That is from the REG (215-7) itself, but it is HIGHLY encouraged to have at least three or more Soldiers. I went in 2006 for my board with about four Soldiers and was good to go, but I sent an NCO last quarter to the SAMC board and we had to do a Memorandom since he only had two Soldiers. Every board is different, but the REG never changes. You won't get into the board with zero Soldiers so I would start stealing some .... Let me know how it went since your last post was in January.
SSG Cooper, Jeremy Platoon Sergeant C co CSTB, III Corps Fort Hood, Tx "Lead from the Front"
As far as Soldiers go, it depends on the MACOM you are under. I fall under TRADOC, and we had no requirement for a leaders book or Soldiers. Of course that is the nature of being in a TRADOC unit. There is also a Medcom regulation for MEDCOM SAMC Boards, I am not sure of the requirements for them.
Hi All, I have started developing a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Blog to connect members and future members. Please contribute your experiences and continue to educate others on the Club. The more places we spread the word and info, the more the Club will grow. Keep up the good work!
Can anyone provide insight to me on how to find when/where SAMC boards are held? Are they on certain installations, divisions, etc.? Fort Campbell soon to be Afghanistan. I have never heard of a SAMC board in my parts. RUMINT says there will be on in Afghan.
Posts: 184 | Location: Fort Campbell, KY | Registered: 24 January 2007
I attended the Audie Murphy board in Camp Falcon Iraq in 2007 was inducted by 4BDE, 1ID. But, to this day me and my peers haven't recieved our members card or medallions. What can I do to get me and my fellow sodliers reconition? I have an ARCOM and newspaper clips to prove it. I also was wondering if I have to put the certificate once I recieve it on my OMPF or ERB. My S-1 told me there is no where to put that on my ERB and it goes on OMPF. And the IPERM home pages says it goes on my ERB or 2-1 which is my ERB. I feel like I am running in circles can someone please give me advice. One of your fellow members
Posts: 1 | Location: Germany | Registered: 04 April 2008