Welcome to the N.C.O.C. Locator Website.

If you were a Ft. Benning trained NonCommissioned Officer "Shake n' Bake" from 1967 to 1972, Bookmark this site for information about your Class and Classmates. There is also information about other NCOC Schools held at Ft. Bliss, Ft. Knox, Ft. Sill, and Ft. Leonard Wood.

Noncommissioned Officer Candidate School

Fort Benning Georgia

Quote: "I wasn't a Hero and I wasn't a Coward." from a WW II veteran.

On a television show this morning, "Leave it to Beaver", Beaver was in school and the subject came up about the military. One student said, "I have an uncle who was in the War, he was almost a General". Another student asked, "Really?". The student replied, "Yes, he was a Sergeant"..................Smart kid...... Let that be a lesson for you men. Be sure to tell your grandchildren, you were almost, a "General"

"Our Soldiers protect the right to kneel."

Commentary in an OP-Ed posted in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette following our 2017 NCOC Reunion by Tom Ridge

Slow-killing parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans, VA study says.

NCOC 2017 Reunion PhotosFrom Dennis McNurland
NCOC 2015 Reunion PhotosFrom Mahlon Hile
NCOC 2013 Reunion PhotosFrom Mahlon Hile
NCOC 2011 Reunion PhotosWashington D.C.
NCOC 2009 Reunion PhotosFrom Budd Russell

Stan Silva's web site.

The Salute

The Promise by Jack Murphy

Updated: November 24, 2017

WANTED for our "Honor Wall".

Note: Our group is in the Process of trying get recognition for our service as Infantry Squad Leaders and Platoon Sergeants in Vietnam. We hope to maybe get a place at the National Infantry Museum.
Maybe a place like they have for the OCS Graduates only more personal. The OCS Hall of Fame only recognizes those who got an MOH or made the rank of Colonel or above. No mentions of how may graduated or any individualy Class information. Nothing about who was killed in other wars or Vietnam.

To do this we have to show who we were and what we did in Vietnam. I am asking for you men to let me know of any outstanding awards you recieved in the service.

Medal Of Honor, Distinguished Servie Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star for Valor, Purple Heart, Soldiers Medal, Army Commendation Medal with V.

Also, for you men who made the Army your career. What rank did you reach upon retirement.

The awards will be shown on the Wall of Honor. The retirement rank will be placed next to your name on your Class Page

Most people got a Bronze Star so I am only asking for one with the Valor pin and maybe Oak Leaf Cluster for more then one award.

To view the site, you can click here: NCOC Honor Wall

This site, will allow us to give to you men, some recognition also. I have now added the names of our deceased classmates and I am in the process of adding the names of you men.. Your names will be listed in the columns below their names and your Class graduation date will be listed in the column where their date of death is listed. I won't be adding the date your award was issued.

At this point in time, I won't add the names of the Casualties from Vietnam to the Purple Heart list.

Questions? Send info to:Budd Russell

New Contacts for 2017

To Register Click HERE

1969 "Draft Lottery"( Would you still have been Drafted? ) ( If you want to add your name to the date column, just let me know your date of birth ). Budd

Chronological List of all NCOC Casualties

NCOC WALL of HONOR Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star

NCOC WALL of HONOR 2 Bronze Star Medal-Valor, Purple Heart, Soldiers Medal, ARCOM-Valor, Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.

Combat Infantry Badge Poem

For a Complete Alphabetical Listing of all the men who are now registered and the names of all the Casualties and a link to their Class Page:

Use the first Letter of their last Name.

Individual Class Data: Fiscal Year:

Click on each Photo to get a larger view.

This is the new NCOC Memorial placed near the parade ground at the National Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning Ga.
Dedicated on October 30, 2009

Perpetual Care for the NCOC Memorial at Ft. Benning GA

Note: The NCOC Memorial has been placed at the National Infantry Museum at Ft. Benning GA. It will be the second monument from the entrance near the parade ground and grandstands, across from the 173rd Airborne Monument. Our group is responsible for the cost of the concrete pad and placement, along with a reserve for the perpetusl care of the Memorial.

Send to: Tony Dooley Class 1-71 B
5399 Story Road SW, Powder Springs, GA 30127

Washing the Vietnam Memorial

The VVA 641 Chapter in Silver Springs MD washes the Vietnam Memorial in Washington D.C the 1st Saturday of each month during the months from April to November. All the washing is done by hand and brushes. The washing is open to the public.

For more info, click: Rodney EngClass 29-68 B

NCOC Logo Decals

Bob Anderson (15-68) has made up DECALs with the NCOC Logo that you can place on your automobile window. They adhere to the outside of the window.

Click on each Photo to get a larger view.

Bob's address on the order form has changed and at this time I can't change it on the order form document. The new address is: Robert Anderson 12414 Osprey Lane, Papillion, NE 68046
The decals measure 5 5/8 X 3 1/2. They come in two colors, White or Blue and Cost $5 per decal.
Bob's e-mail is: Bob AndersonClass 15-68 B

The Ft. Benning Command Historian, David S. Stieghan would like to hear stories about the early days of the NCOC Program.

He wants to hear about the good, and the bad experiences that graduates had during the course at Ft. Benning and after graduation when they went onto their OJT and service with their Units in Vietnam and elsewhere.

You can call or E-mail David above or reach him by Phone (706) 545-4290/4290 DSN 835-4290/6278 FAX (706) 545-7500 or DSN 835-7500 To send E-mail to him, just click on his name above.

Books and Articles Relating to NCOC:

Vietnam Draftee Memories

The Shake'n Bake Sergeant


Grief Denied

Other Interesting Information

Noncommissioned Officer Candidate Locator

( Lovingly known as, " Shake n' Bake " )

The mission of the N.C.O.C. Locator is to find and catalogue the current addresses of all former N.C.O.C. graduates and help them find their service buddies. If you are a former graduate and interested in finding friends from NCO School, or just want to register so others can find you, please write or E-mail us at the address listed below. [ We are a brother helping brother type group so the info is free for the asking ]

In case you aren't sure of your Class number, we have the rosters from all the classes so we only need your full name and we can tell you what Class you were with.

If you served with, or knew someone who was an NCOC graduate and you would like to contact them, we will act as a go between. Not everyone made friends in the service and we want to protect the privacy of our members. Many of the names listed here have an e-mail TAG so you can contact them directly from this site. If we have their address we will let them know you wish to make contact with them. If we don't have their current address, we will make a note in their Class file, informing them of your search.

Men listed by their Military Unit.

11th ACR Americal 25th Inf. Div. 101st Abn. Bde.
173d Abn. 1st Inf. Div. 1st CAV Div. 4th Inf. Div.
5th Inf. Div. 9th Inf. Div. RANGER 82nd Abn. Bde.
199th LIB KOREA GERMANY Co D 1/11th 5th Inf Div

Links to other Vietnam Related Web Sites:

Infantry Division Web Sites and Personal Web Pages

Information for men who Graduated from NCOC Schools at other Forts. These contacts might be able to help you find a buddy or info about your Class.

Graduates who attended NCO School at Ft. Sill, OK (1968-1972) are encouraged to contact Larry Daniel

Graduates who attended NCO School at Ft. Bliss, TX (1968-1972) are encouraged to contact John Mowatt.

Graduates who attended NCO School at Ft. Knox, KY (1968-1972) are encouraged to contact Max Torno.This is for the MOS's of 11D (Recon) and 11E (Tankers)

Visit Max's Tanker Web site

E-6's Vietnam Tankers Web Page

Graduates who attended NCO School at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO (1968-1972) are encouraged to contact Jim Fishel. This is for the MOS of 51H (Engineers)

N.C.O.C. Locator
Budd Russell
E-mail to N.C.O.C. Locator.

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If you like to read different newspapers or see TV news. This is a good site.

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