A lot of people have asked for study questions and other ways to prepare. I have a 9mb file for you if you are interested.

It is 175 pages long. The first half is devoted to all of the paperwork needed, examples of packets and so forth. The second half gives many questions and answers to the questions along with important responses and reference material. Please send me a PM if you are interested.

It is a pdf file for reference.

Hope this helps some people interested!
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Christys,

I have emailed the file to financesoldiergirl@yahoo.com from my email address norgwar@gmail.com. Otherwise please give me a day or so and once I get it to armyreenlistment he can provide you with the link to the material.

For the record for anyone else, I also have all of my other study material, leaders book pages, and other references, they are as follows:

ACU Presetatoin
Alcohol and drug abuse
Army Community Service
Army Emergency Relief
Army Leadershi be-know-do
Audie Leon Murphy (bio - alibi, there are slight differences to each bio, but they accept all)
Detainee Kit
Detainee Packet Class
Direct Unit Maintenance
FM 3-20.96
FM 3-21.5 (D&C)
FM 3-22.9 (M4)
FM 3-25.26 (Land Nav)
FM 4-02-4 (Medical Platoon Leaders Handbook)
FM 4-25.11 (First Aid)
FM 4-30.51 (UXO Procedures)
FM 6-22 (New Army Leadership)
FM 7-0 (Training the Force)
FM 7-1 (Battle Focused Training)
FM 7-21.13 The Soldiers Guide
FM 7-22.7 Noncommissioned officers guide (Best FM you will ever read imho)
FM 7-8 Infantry Handbook
Fraternization Briefing
History of the NCO
Intro to Supply Class
Manage the NCOER Programs
Pamphlet 623-3 Evaluation Reporting System
Promotions
AR 600-8-19 Enlisted Promotions and Reductions
AR 600-9 Army Weight Control Program
Troop Leading procedures
Supply Economy
Supply Adjustment Procedures
Survival
The NCOER
Tradoc Regulation 600-14



So again, if you are searching for any of these let me know and I can send you what I have. Most are .PPT (powerpoint), .doc (word document), or .PDF (adobe) files.
hey can you email me the following please...
FM 3-21.5 (D&C)
FM 3-25.26 (Land Nav)
FM 7-21.13 The Soldiers Guide
FM 7-22.7 Noncommissioned officers guide
The NCOER
Tradoc Regulation 600-14
And the SAMC Study guide

my email is justin.garner2@us.army.mil


thanks for all the help!!!
Can you please send me the second part...the questions and answers
Thanks
quote:
Originally posted by KSoler:
A lot of people have asked for study questions and other ways to prepare. I have a 9mb file for you if you are interested.

It is 175 pages long. The first half is devoted to all of the paperwork needed, examples of packets and so forth. The second half gives many questions and answers to the questions along with important responses and reference material. Please send me a PM if you are interested.

It is a pdf file for reference.

Hope this helps some people interested!
If it wouldn't be too much trouble KSoler I would appreciate all of the study material you have. I enjoy expanding my horizons and learning all I can from those ahead of me. If its no problem then you can send them to me at tom_1635@yahoo.com thanks for any help.
i just found out that i am going to the Audie Murphy Board i am very under prepared and would like a starting point to start in studying i am a specialist and would like any help that i can get so i am not taken by surprise. so can you please send me the study guide to my e-mail address please at: kipkippo1982@gmail.com
thanks very much j
Kip, you're a SPEC and just found out you'll be appearing before the Audie Murphy Board??? I went as a buck SGT with only 6 months in grade and didn't believe I deserved to apppear at such a prestigious board. No choice in the matter however, I was 1 of 3 NCOs in our BN to go that quarter. Not a member of the SAMC by the way...I truly believe this board needs to be for seasoned SSG and above.

SFC D
Rule #1 Expect a bad hop!
Im thinking about trying for the SAMC board.
If you could send me what you have that might
be able to help that would be great.
send it to robert.allen7@us.army.mil
thanks
quote:
Originally posted by KSoler:
A lot of people have asked for study questions and other ways to prepare. I have a 9mb file for you if you are interested.

It is 175 pages long. The first half is devoted to all of the paperwork needed, examples of packets and so forth. The second half gives many questions and answers to the questions along with important responses and reference material. Please send me a PM if you are interested.

It is a pdf file for reference.

Hope this helps some people interested!
Hello I am preparing for the SAMC board can you please send me the, 9mb, 175 page file you have? Also, does anyone have the TRADOC Audie Murphy Bio on an audio file of some type that can be downloaded? I need to listen to it as well as view the bio for perfect mastery. Thank You

Email: leonard.d.graham@us.army.mil and MyPsalm91@aol.com.



"The day Soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them."
-Gen. (Ret.) Colin Powell
KSoler,

Can you please email me the PDF with the SAMC board study questions? Thanks!

frances.restoff@us.army.mil


quote:
Originally posted by KSoler:
A lot of people have asked for study questions and other ways to prepare. I have a 9mb file for you if you are interested.

It is 175 pages long. The first half is devoted to all of the paperwork needed, examples of packets and so forth. The second half gives many questions and answers to the questions along with important responses and reference material. Please send me a PM if you are interested.

It is a pdf file for reference.

Hope this helps some people interested!
Can I please get what you have for the SAMB?

virginia.prebot@us.army.mil

quote:
Originally posted by tanx4life:
Im thinking about trying for the SAMC board.
If you could send me what you have that might
be able to help that would be great.
send it to robert.allen7@us.army.mil
thanks
quote:
Originally posted by KSoler:
A lot of people have asked for study questions and other ways to prepare. I have a 9mb file for you if you are interested.

It is 175 pages long. The first half is devoted to all of the paperwork needed, examples of packets and so forth. The second half gives many questions and answers to the questions along with important responses and reference material. Please send me a PM if you are interested.

It is a pdf file for reference.

Hope this helps some people interested!
Does anyone have an example or information on a MG Aubrey "red" Newman award?? I am putting one of my guys in for it, all i can find is the reg that covers it, it says put in writing??? like a memo for record or a 638? Any help would be great....timothy_host@yahoo.com
I can't find the link to SAMC study guide at ArmyReenlistment.com. Am I missing something or is it not on the website?

quote:
Originally posted by ArmyReenlistment:
quote:
Originally posted by KSoler:
Please send me a PM if you are interested.

If you send this to me, I can host the document on ArmyReenlistment.com and provide a link for you to distribute if you'd like.
I am currently in IRAQ, and setting up another SAMC board, along with study hall, I have study materials but want to build a bigger better study guide, I am currently trying to obtain as many different study guides, to try to make one if all can send me what you have I will post a string when i have it complete.. Thanks for all your help..
Good Day,

I, too, will be attending the SAM Board at the end of the Month. If you could please provide any information/insight or advice it would be greatly appreciated. To all, thanks in advance for your time and attention; it is greatly appreciated.

Please email to: lowejazz1@yahoo.com
Can you please send me the second part...the questions and answers
Thanks


quote:
Originally posted by KSoler:
A lot of people have asked for study questions and other ways to prepare. I have a 9mb file for you if you are interested.

It is 175 pages long. The first half is devoted to all of the paperwork needed, examples of packets and so forth. The second half gives many questions and answers to the questions along with important responses and reference material. Please send me a PM if you are interested.

It is a pdf file for reference.

Hope this helps some people interested!


munoz1987@yahoo.com
Hey all, I realize that this thread has taken on a life of its own. I apologize for those who have requested but not received the file. For those who sent me PM's I was able to get most of them it.

I've been in Afghanistan for a tick or two and checking the board has not been readily available. I sent it off to the people who have posted on the 4th page this morning (bandwidth is always an issue here).

If you are still looking, please feel free to send me a pm. I've heard nothing but success from people so far.

Additionally, please understand that "I need this, I'm going to the board tomorrow" is the wrong answer. It is an asset, but not the end all. And most importantly, I don't have a 15 minute turnaround time. It just isn't practical.

So for those interested, please send me pm so I will get your email and can send it off as soon as possible. I will try to check the board, but it simply does not happen as often as I'd like.

Good luck to those taking the SAMC board, and if you were successful, it would be great if you could post too.

Best of luck

RLTW
This post has taken a life of its own is an understatement. I think it's great that you are helping Soldiers out with your study guide. I will be going to the SAMC Board soon and am also wondering if you could be kind enough to send me the study guide. I would appreciate it tremendously. My email is mgarndog@yahoo.com Thank you in advance.
Could you please send my your study guide. I am preparing for the next board. I have already been told that I am going and have started studying, but want to make sure I am ready and don't want to wait till the last minute. My email is ihsp_41@yahoo.com

Thanks
Okay,

I'm back now and can facilitate the sending out of the study guide again via the thread.

I recommend that if you need it that you send me a PM (this sends the notice to my email and I can forward directly to you there). If you post here it will take longer for me to get it to you but I will.

If you have posted before but not received it please post again if you still have need and I will forward it to you.

Remember - it is 9mb so make sure you use an email address which can support the file.

Additionally, I would appreciate if you get it / use it / go to the board if you could post back here afterwards if it helped.

Enjoy!
Sent to all three.

For the record I would appreciate some feedback: if anyone here has received the study guide and taken the SAMC board, if they found it helpful?

Did it guide their studying for the situational questions and answers?

I have now seen two SAMC boards conducted like promotion boards with the winners of the brigade boards sending in an essay for induction into the division board.

If this is the new norm, then this guide will not assist you in studying for that. So I am looking for any feedback.
I hope you're still around to share because I'm digging in and going for it. My young soldiers need some motivation and I'm taking the challenge. Please send me what material you may have. Thank you for your generosity.

wareschris2011@gmail.com

A true soldier does not fight because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him
Hello all,
I was just recommended for induction into the MEDCOM S*A*M*C Friday Feb 11’th, so I thought I would put in my two cents about my recent board experience. I have been studying for these boards for about a year or so.

I have seen a lot of posts of people looking for the smallest detail about Sergeant Audie Murphy. My tip is to forget all that, the board won’t care that you know the name of the guy Audie Murphy punched because he was being mean to a dog. (I’m not saying you shouldn’t know things like who his living sister is, or know about Audie Murphy day) They did however ask me this,...
“We all know Audie Murphy is known for great things what can you tell us about him that is troubling”
I talked about his drug addiction to what was thought a non-addictive sleep aid due to his PTSD then called war fatigue. I went on to explain how he became an activist for PTSD and made the army take a serious look at their mental health care standards especially during the Vietnam war. Just remember the S*A*M*C board / club is about leadership not memorization!

Don’t say “I believe, I think, I feel” if you only “believe” you will act a certain way when one of your soldiers are in need how can the board have faith that you are the type of confidant and caring NCO they are looking for to join the club. Another don’t do is if they ask you why you want to be in the club,.. don’t say because SAMC members are the best NCO’s in the army this will sound like you are saying those NCO’s that are not in the club (there will probably be a non SAMC SGM or two on your board) are not as capable or as good of a leader as club members.

Bio Bio Bio! it may be a small part of the months of preparation but it also may be the most important. My Hospital level board was intense, I answered questions for about 3.5 hours. My sponsor ensured my bio was excellent for the regional boards and I only answered questions for about an hour. The confidence and professionalism you exhibit reciting your bio will set the tone for the rest of your board.

other random questions I remember,...
(I’m a 68W medic one of my soldiers is a 68K Lab tech)
“Because you work in the orderly room what are you doing to ensure your Sergeant is maintaining her M.O.S. proficiency”

“Lets say your soldiers performance begins to become substandard what do you do?”

(after explaining that I would counsel them on an individual basis and determine exactly what was the cause of their obvious lack of motivation then take steps to motivate them they asked,...)

“Now your soldiers want to go to I.G. because of your counseling what do you do?”

The club members asked about my volunteer work (I have been volunteering since before I was in the army and in the army before I knew about the SAMC so I think I was good on that section.) They also asked about the Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal (Which I don’t have) I don’t register my time like you can at ACS I always kinda figured it defeats the purpose of volunteering if you are logging hours for some kind of recognition. (I didn’t say any of this to the board members I didn’t want to come off as arrogant because I’m sure a lot of them feel differently and they do log hours. I just said I didn’t know about logging hours and I volunteer because I enjoy it, I don’t think it hurt my cause at all.)

If anyone has any other questions please feel free to e-mail me at Brian.fulton1@us.army.mil
All great and informative answers! I'm disappointed to read that some SAMC boards are still run like Promotion or NCO/Soldier boards.

To assist in studying for and mentoring candidates for SAMC selection, I created a page on MilWiki. You can get to it thru AKO or at least be logged into AKO and type in the following URL:

https://wiki.kc.us.army.mil/wiki/Audie_murphy

It's almost complete, but it will give you a damned good start on info and facts OTHER than what you will find in any standard Audie Murphy bio.
Oooh, I just found out my URL gained a hyperlink. You can get to the page by just clicking on it in the previous post (If you're already logged into AKO).

If you're not logged into AKO, you'll be sent to the MilSuite page. Just log in with your AKO info, type in Audie Murphy in the search window and go.
As I mentioned a while back, I created a page on MilWiki. You can get to it thru AKO or at least be logged into AKO and type in the following URL:

https://www.milsuite.mil/wiki/Audie_murphy

It's almost complete, but it will give you a damned good start on info and facts OTHER than what you will find in any standard one-page Audie Murphy bio.

theoldsarge
SSG, USA, Retired
President, Audie Murphy National Fan Club
Member, SGT Audie Murphy Club
Co-Founder, Fort Sill SGT Audie Murphy Club
Life Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars
Life Member, Disabled American Veterans
Ride Captain, SW OK Patriot Guard Riders
Could you by any chance email me that info to sarah.a.walton@us.army.mil? I searched all over AKO using the milwiki address you gave out, but couldn't return any results. I'm a fairly new SGT and could use all the study help I can get going to my installation board. This is the only reference to a complete study guide I've been able to come across, and I've searched all over the net. Sorry to bother you with having to send it to my email, but I'm desperate to get ahold of pertinent study material.
I’m surprised at the attitude of a large population of potential members on here. You are wasting your time cramming facts into your head for this board. Here are a few simple tips
1) Know your soldiers and their families, this board isn’t about how many facts you can recite off the top of your head it’s about what kind of leader you are, how can you be a good leader if you don’t know your soldiers?
2) You should know army programs above all else, how can you take care of your soldiers if you don’t know basic program facts like the services ACS provides to your soldiers, or EFMP regulations, your local education center and tuition benefits programs ect. (also know guide lines found in PRT and Weapons regulations) how can you improve your soldiers pt and weapons if you don’t know what the prep drills are, the recovery guidance for profiles, the different levels of marksmanship training ect.)
3) All boards will differ slightly, some will include AWT requiring all first time go, some will be more or less situational based questions. Get with your local club find out if they have study sessions, find a mentor from the club that will help you prepare they should be the local expert on exactly what your board experience will be. Don’t be afraid to ask for help in this manner, your achievement is their achievement they can also get a gee wiz NCOER bullet stating they mentored a NCO to become a member.
4) After you have become the type of NCO the club is looking for i.e. Knowing your soldiers, having working knowledge of programs, PRT, Weapons,… Know the ins and outs of the regulation governing your SAMC club, they all have the club history and A.M.’s bio, any other facts beyond that are icing on the cake but no board I have ever heard of will hinder your progress because you don’t know the smallest detail about A.M. like his service number or the name of his living sister, ect. (It’s not bad info to have but significantly less important than afore mentioned facts.)

"You Lead From The Front" A.M.
To 8Sierra:
In case you didn’t get my email, here are some directions that will help…

*Make sure you’ve logged on to your AKO account with your CAC (card).
*Type “milwiki” into Google Search.
*The first link will read “KC-AKO Password Services”. Click on this link.
*It will take you to “https://www.kc.army.mil/miltech”. This is the site for MilTech Solutions.
*Half-way down the page, you’ll see several icons for several links. Click on the “milWiki” icon/link.
*The “milSuite” page will open in a new window. Click on the “cac login” link.
*The milWiki Main Page will open in a new window. Type “audie murphy” into the “Search” box.
*By the time you type “a-u”, “Audie murphy” and “Audit Trail” and several other pages will appear in a drop-down menu.
*Choose the “Audie murphy” link and it will take you to my Audie Murphy/SAMC page.
*Enjoy!

To AirDoc83:
1) No, these soldiers are NOT wasting time cramming their heads with all those facts. Any time a soldier can improve their knowledge base on how the Army works and how facilities and services are available to them to assist their soldiers, is time well spent…not time wasted.
2) Ya kinda contradicted yourself here. In order to satisfy your statements here, soldiers should pursue what you told them not to in Item 1.
3) You’re right for the most part. All boards are different, even SAMC boards. The TRADOC and FORSCOM regs allow each installation to set up their own parameters. You’re absolutely right, it’s best to contact the local SAMC for a mentor. But no, the mentor is not looking for an “attaboy” NCOER bullet, they should want to mentor a peer just for the sake of mentoring.
4) Again, you’re correct for the most part, however learning ALL you can about Audie L. Murphy may be the difference between a GO or a NO GO at this board. It is called the SGT Audie Murphy Club Board.

Last and not least… You should know more about Audie than you do about your Dad before going before this board. If you haven’t, rent “To Hell and Back” and watch it a couple of times. Next rent, borrow or buy a copy of Audie’s autobiography “To Hell and Back”. It goes into much more detail than the movie (a 1950s Hollywood version of what war was like). Next, you should rent or borrow a copy of “Audie Murphy: American Soldier” by COL(R) Harold B. Simpson. This magnificent book is a mother lode of info about Audie from his family tree history and early days thru his military accomplishments then thru his Hollywood career and thru his later days and tragic death. Once you’ve absorbed all the above mentioned knowledge, I recommend the fine Audie Murphy Memorial web site by Richard L. Rodgers. This used to be the second largest web site after Microsoft’s web site. The site is the definitive web site for all things Audie. Between this web site, the books and movie I mentioned, you will walk into the SAMC board armed with all the Audie knowledge you’ll need.
As you journey thru the SAMC board process, whether you make it or not, you can’t help but become a better, more knowledgable NCO from the experience. I hope the experience allows you to grow as an NCO, as a soldier and as a person.
Best of luck, let us know how you do!
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You’

theoldsarge,
I think I was a little unclear on some of my points and would like to clarify.
1) of course you need to know as much about the army and it's programs as you can, it will make you a better NCO if you know how to use the services available to you and your soldiers. What is a waste of time is knowing the tail number of the plane that A.M. died on, this has nothing to do with being an NCO, or who he is buried next to, or what the oak tree means that is planted near his grave. Yes it's the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club and if you go in there and don't even know his bio, can't name a few of his movies, songs, know about A.M. day you will probably get kicked out but I see far too many people spending too much time looking for crazy A.M. facts that don't know how to properly councel a soldier.
3) I didn't say SAMC members were looking for NCOER fluff, they do of course get nice bullets in leadership for mentoring a selected member. This was not intended to imply anything about the member only to persuade NCOs that think they have to do this whole thing on their own to go get help, them helping you is you helping them.
4) I don't know the CSMs on your boards but if you’re telling me soldier A didn't know A.M.'s service number but he eloquently solved several difficult soldier based situational questions and was voted no; while soldier B did know A.M.'s service number but couldn't explain how to mentor a soldier at an M16 range or how to deal with financial problems and he was voted yes then there is something fundamentally wrong with these boards and members. This is not a competition. Knowing one or two more little facts than the next guy doesn't mean he wins and you lose its individual based and they can select everyone or no one. but I'm sure you knew that already.

And last but not least,... your tips on those movies, and of course the website is great, if you don't do that you may not end up knowing enough. My only point is that you should be able to take care of your soldiers and be a great leader first, this isn't a board that you should cram for in one or two weeks. The NCOs I want in my organization are great leaders and it isn’t a fan club clique.
Could you please send me the information to my email address, I would extremely appreciated.
quote:
Originally posted by KSoler:
Okay,

I'm back now and can facilitate the sending out of the study guide again via the thread.

I recommend that if you need it that you send me a PM (this sends the notice to my email and I can forward directly to you there). If you post here it will take longer for me to get it to you but I will.

If you have posted before but not received it please post again if you still have need and I will forward it to you.

Remember - it is 9mb so make sure you use an email address which can support the file.

Additionally, I would appreciate if you get it / use it / go to the board if you could post back here afterwards if it helped.

Enjoy!
quote:
Originally posted by KSoler:
A lot of people have asked for study questions and other ways to prepare. I have a 9mb file for you if you are interested.

It is 175 pages long. The first half is devoted to all of the paperwork needed, examples of packets and so forth. The second half gives many questions and answers to the questions along with important responses and reference material. Please send me a PM if you are interested.

It is a pdf file for reference.

Hope this helps some people interested!




I would love this information if you don't mind! This is by far my next goal. A few 1SGs in my Battalion really want me to go for this to set myself aside as a new SSG 42A. Please send me what you can at vgrimes@troy.edu. Thank you so much Smiler
KSoler

I would love this information you have on the SAMC board, if you don't mind! This is by far my next goal. A few 1SGs in my Battalion really want me to go for this to set myself aside as a new SSG 42A. Please send me what you can at vgrimes@troy.edu. Thank you so much Smiler
If anyone is in Europe and wants an example "study guide" and references for the Sergeant Morales Club Selection Board you can PM me. I became a member this year.

For these boards, you need to ensure your Soldier's counseling packets, Leaders Book, and ERB, as well as NCOERS are squared away. For SMC, you need to practice answering hypothetical questions dealing with touchy subject ranging from homosexuals, assaults, NCO's with debt and in need of housing or loans that don't qualify.

You need to go to your on post ACS and know all the programs they offer, you need to know Army Family Team Building, BOSS, MWR, anything that helps Soldiers or families. Go out right now and start volunteering.

Go find the president of the club you are trying to join and inquire about meetings, there should be bulletin boards around post, if not, use your NCO Support Channel to find your contact and begin volunteering with the group and trying to attend monthly meetings.

Good thing is, if your a member of one club, you can participate in the other, you will recieve a membership card and the ability to participate in all Audie Murphy functions. So why you are in Europe, do the Morales Club and volunteer with them for running NCOER bullets, and when you go to the States you will be able to add in your Audie Murphy NCOER bullets for volunteering, ect. Also, this works viceversa, inducted into Audie Murphy through boards gives your honorary membership into SMC.

Good luck and contact me if you need info if you are in the Grafenwoehr, Vilseck, Hohenfels, Garmish area and are interested in joining.

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