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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Sgt. Maj. Alford McMichael.

Author: Alford L McMichael; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Military officer Alford L. McMichael was born on February 24, 1952 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After graduating from Hot Springs High School, McMichael enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on August 27, 1970 at the Recruit Depot in San Diego California. McMichael completed Infantry Training School and Basic Infantry Training in 1971 at Camp Pendleton, California. He went on to graduate from the Staff Noncommissioned  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Alford L McMichael
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alford L McMichael; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519294
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Washington, District of Columbia
2013 May 22.
Description: 1 online resource (7 video files (3 hr., 25 min., 57 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Sgt. Maj. Alford McMichael
Sgt. Maj. Alford McMichael

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Military officer Alford L. McMichael was born on February 24, 1952 in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After graduating from Hot Springs High School, McMichael enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on August 27, 1970 at the Recruit Depot in San Diego California. McMichael completed Infantry Training School and Basic Infantry Training in 1971 at Camp Pendleton, California. He went on to graduate from the Staff Noncommissioned Officers Academy Advanced School and the Marine Security Guard School. McMichael served as Sergeant Major of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, and the Manpower and Reserve Affairs Division at the U.S.M.C. Headquarters. On July 1, 1999, McMichael was named 14th Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps, becoming the first African American to hold the post. His memoirs were published under the title Leadership: Achieving Life-Changing Success From Within (2008). McMichael’s military honors include the Navy Distinguished Service Medal.

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