NCOs4CEOs applies the proven leadership, decision-making, motivation, and high performance skills of senior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) to make your company’s teams and leaders more effective.


Speaking with experience, humility and humor, our NCOs put a very human face on the lessons learned and earned through nearly five decades of combined exemplary military service. They translate these achievements into a practical framework to help commercial, government and non-profit organizations to:

  • Cultivate and support emerging leaders.
  • Move challenged and stalled teams toward excellent performance.
  • Inspire and re-energize leaders of all levels.

An interactive way to inspire and focus your teams through the battle-tested experiences of our NCOs. We customize our seminars and speaking engagements to address the relevant issues and opportunities your teams are facing, and provide practical advice on operational problem solving, team motivation and morale, and “top-down, bottom-up and middle-out” leadership.

An immersive two to five day workshop designed to accelerate your team unity and sharpen problem-solving skills. Using proven consulting approaches, we tailor each boot camp to apply our NCO’s know-how to help your teams tackle and overcome their toughest challenges.

Through structured progress reviews, our NCOs and Commissioned Officer Advisors coach leaders at every level of your organization. Whether as a follow-on to a boot camp, or as a discrete support engagement, our team enables your team’s success by applying lessons learned and continued growth toward exceptional performance.

The NCOs that you engage may be a strong fit to supplement your team’s capacity and capability through ongoing consulting support, or by joining you as a new full-time employee. We facilitate these mid- and longer-term “internships” to support your team’s ongoing success, and the next stage of career growth for our veteran NCOs.

Watch Our NCOs Discuss Leadership

NCOs4CEOs applies the proven leadership, decision-making, motivation, and high performance skills of senior Non-Commissioned Officers to make your company’s teams and leaders more effective.

"Midnight Run"
Command Sergeant Major (ret)Tom Guglielmo discusses how he demonstrated his commitment to his troops and how that commitment bolstered unit morale.

"Leading Sideways"
Command Sergeant Major (ret) Kevin Benson discusses the benefits of learning from and leading your organizational peers.

"Spotlight Ranger"
Command Sergeant Major (ret) Tom Guglielmo shares his thoughts on generating a level of high performance in your organization on a daily basis and not just when the spotlight is focused on your team.

"Setting Standards"
Command Sergeant Major (ret) Kevin Benson talks about how to set the standard when all eyes are on you, and as a former Drill Sergeant and Ranger Instructor, he knows.

"Leading from the Front"
Command Sergeant Major (ret) Kevin Benson talks about how to lead from the front, how to move your organization forward, and how sometimes that means rolling up your sleeves and pushing from the back.

"Ambush Chaparhar"
Command Sergeant Major (ret) Tom Guglielmo discusses crisis leadership and decision-making illustrated by his experience under fire in Chaparhar, Afghanistan.



"It was great working with NCOs4CEOs. As a learning professional I am always looking for new perspectives and fresh voices to put in front of our associates, and NCOs4CEOs was just that. They made compelling and targeted leadership lessons from the military very relatable to our staff. Everyone wanted more!"

—Director of Recruiting and Associate Development for a global nonprofit

"The way the presenters from NCOs4CEOs defined leadership and the art of influencing people gives leadership a much clearer meaning. The ability of the Command Sergeants Major to relate their experiences in the military to real life business strategies resonated with me and the whole team. There are so many connections and synergies that work from both the business and military point of views. As we all know, it all comes down to our abilities to get things done through people, so this was a good training session for all."

—Regional Retail Operations Director for an international nonprofit

Our NCO Leaders


Command Sergeant Major (Retired), Command Sergeant Major of the Army Reserve

Michele S. Jones was the 9th Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of the Army Reserve from October 2002 through August 2006. She retired on March 1, 2007 after 25 years of service in both the active and reserve component. CSM Jones distinguished herself as being the first woman selected as class president at the United States Sergeants Major Academy (Class 48), the first woman to serve as a division Command Sergeant Major, and culminating as the first woman to serve as the CSM of any of the Army’s Components, Active or Reserve. Prior to her retirement, she held the highest Noncommissioned Officer position of any woman in the Army. A career Soldier, Ms. Jones held many positions of leadership responsibility from squad leader, section leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant and Command Sergeant Major. She has served during every major contingency operation including - Operations Desert Shield/Storm, Restore Hope, Provide Comfort, Joint Endeavor , Nobel Eagle, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. She toured extensively throughout Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar, and Uzbekistan. Some of her awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Parachutist Badge, German Army Forces Airborne Wings, and Royal Thai Airborne Wings.


Command Sergeant Major (Retired) Command Senior Enlisted Leader ISAF/US Forces-Afghanistan

In over 34 years of service, Marvin Hill served in roles from Rifleman to Command Sergeant Major in US Army infantry units. Additionally, he served as a Drill Sergeant, a Drill Sergeant Instructor, and as a Faculty Advisor at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He served as Task Force Command Sergeant Major for Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt and as the Task Force Falcon Command Sergeant Major in Kosovo.  As the Division Command Sergeant Major of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also served as the Task Force Command Sergeant Major for Joint Task Force-Katrina in response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and most recently as the Command Sergeant Major of Multinational Force-Iraq.

Command Sergeant Major Hill was selected by General David H. Petraeus to serve as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader for International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)/United States Forces-Afghanistan.  He also served as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader of United States Central Command. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Arts and Science from St. Thomas Aquinas College and a Masters of Education in Organizational Leadership from Northcentral University. His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (Seventh Award), and the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Valor. He retired from the Army in 2012.

“People often ask me who my military heroes are, and one of the first names that I always offer is that of Command Sergeant Major Marvin L. Hill." —General David H. Petraeus

Thomas D. Guglielmo

Command Sergeant Major (Retired), 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division

Thomas D. Guglielmo has served with distinction in every NCO leadership position in the US Army, most recently as 1st Brigade, Command Sergeant Major in the 101st Airborne Division. He was the Leadership Awardee for his Primary Leadership Development Class, the honor graduate for his Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course class, the distinguished graduate for his Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer class, the honor graduate for his First Sergeants class, and the distinguished graduate in the capstone course at the U.S. Navy’s Senior Enlisted Academy. Through 24 years of service, Tom has led soldiers and mentored leaders during command assignments in Afghanistan and Iraq, and operational deployments to Kosovo, Egypt and Haiti. His decorations include three Bronze Stars, The Legion of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, and multiple individual and unit awards and citations. Tom earned his BA in Organizational Management from Ashford University (summa cum laude). He serves as a coach and mentor in the US Army’s Leader Training Program, and on the Board of Governors for the 101st Airborne Division Association.

Kevin R. Benson

Command Sergeant Major (Retired), US Army Training Center, Ft. Jackson, SC

Kevin R. Benson has served honorably in a wide range of NCO leadership assignments in his 28 year military career from Infantryman in the 10th Mountain Division to Drill Instructor, Ranger Instructor, and most recently as Command Sergeant Major (CSM), United States Army Training Center at Fort Jackson, SC. Prior to that, Kevin served with distinction as the CSM 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. He graduated as the Leadership Award recipient in every NCO development course he attended as well as the First Sergeants Course at Fort Bliss, TX. Military Awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, four Bronze Stars, five Meritorious Medals, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, nine Army Commendation Medals, seven Army Achievement Medals, and multiple other individual and unit citations including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Drill Sergeant Badge, and the coveted Ranger Tab.


Command Sergeant Major (Retired), Commandant of the 101st Airborne Division Non-Commissioned Officer Academy and (Interim) 101st Airborne Division Command Sergeant Major

Bart Womack's 29-year distinguished military career included positions as Drill Sergeant, Senior Ranger Instructor, and Relief Commander and Sergeant of the Guard; Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Arlington National Cemetery. He served at every level of Command Sergeant Major in the 101st Airborne Division, culminating in the dual position as Commandant of the Non-Commissioned Officer Academy and the (Interim) Division Command Sergeant Major. He served in combat in Iraq and has also seen operational assignments to Korea, Kosovo and Haiti. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, 2 Bronze Stars (one for valor), the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Tomb Guard Identification Badge, Ranger Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge w/star, and multiple individual and unit award citations. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Park University and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 48. Since retiring, Bart has worked in the entertainment industry, as an actor and a military technical adviser for feature films and television. He is the author of the book, ‘Embedded Enemy - The Insider Threat.’