The Henry Caro Noncommissioned Officer Academy will have a new leader this afternoon in Command Sgt. Maj. Mark A. Horsley.
Command Sgt. Maj. Zoltan James will relinquish command of Benning's NCO academy to Horsley Tuesday at 3 p.m. at building 35 on post.
Horsley, who still holds his position as commandant of the U.S. Army Noncommissioned Officer Academy at Fort Knox, Ky., is a graduate of Colquitt County High School in Moultrie, Ga. He will hold both positions until the Fort Knox NCO Academy conducts its last course Oct. 26. Horsely will be the 21st commandant of the Henry Caro NCO Academy.
Horsley has been on numerous deployments to include Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Iraq; Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Operation Bright Star, Egypt; and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
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James has been commandant of the Henry Caro Noncommissioned Officers Academy since April 2008 and will retire in Columbus. His previous assignments include three duty assignments at Fort Benning.
The Henry Caro Noncommissioned Officers Course provides training to selected soldiers and infantryman on the technical and tactical competencies to perform their inherent occupational requirements in the areas of leadership, duties, responsibilities and authority, training management, war fighting skills and more.