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NCO Journal November 2012 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

From the SGM: Mission command needs strategic NCOs

By Sgt. Maj. Nathan E. Buckner
U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy

There are definable differences between leading organizations in conventional and irregular warfare, and leading in decisive-action operations. Yet, some cannot adapt and don’t decentralize or don’t empower NCOs to think and act strategically. Trapped in a bygone era, they refuse to change their maladaptive leadership approaches to match today’s contemporary operational environment.

Article published on: Nov. 1, 2012

CSM Dailey: Developing the next generation of leaders

By Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel A. Dailey
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command

Since 9/11, our Noncommissioned Officer Corps has truly lived by the NCO Creed. During more than a decade of combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, NCOs demonstrated time and again that they are the backbone of our Army. In countless small-unit actions, we proved our technical and tactical proficiency while executing our two primary responsibilities: accomplishing the mission and taking care of Soldiers. We can rightfully be proud as NCOs, leaders and American Soldiers. Yet, there are many challenges ahead.

Article published on: Nov. 1, 2012

November 2012 Print Edition

The November 2012 issue, archived as a PDF in DVIDS, features our special report on the NCO-officer relationship, the Command Sergeant Major Development Program, the Special Forces Advanced Mountain Operations School, training on the new Black Hawk model, and more.

Historical note: The NCO Journal began its transition to an online only format in November 2012. There were only two HTML articles posted this month. These articles were also in the November 2012 Print Edition.