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NCO Journal April 2014 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Instructors Teach Army, Life Lessons through Air Assault School Rigors

By Martha C. Koester
NCO Journal

It’s called the 10 toughest days in the Army, and nobody knows the challenges of the celebrated Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell, Ky., better than its NCO instructors.

Article published on: April 29, 2014

NCO’s Quick Actions Saved Lives After Grenade Toss Went Wrong

By Jeff Crawley
Fort Sill Cannoneer

Staff Sgt. Jon King, C Company, 434th Field Artillery Detachment, is being hailed as a hero for removing a live grenade from a throwing pit April 14 at Fort Sill, Okla., after a trainee’s hand grenade toss bounced off a wall and landed at his own feet.

Article published on: April 28, 2014

Former Drill Sergeants Invited to Attend 50th Anniversary Events

By Jonathan (Jay) Koester
NCO Journall

NCOs at Fort Jackson, S.C., are organizing what could be a new Soldier’s worst nightmare: a field full of Soldiers wearing drill sergeant hats.

Article published on: April 24, 2014

Graduates of New SHARP Pilot Course Ready to Train Advocates, Care for Victims

By Michael L. Lewis
NCO Journal

As the Army works to combat sexual harassment and sexual assault within its ranks, it now has more than 30 new weapons at its disposal — the graduates of the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention schoolhouse pilot course, who completed their two-month program at Fort Belvoir, Va., last month.

Article published on: April 22, 2014

TRADOC Reassesses NCO Education with Eye to Adaptation

From the Army News Service

The Army is conducting a complete re-assessment of its NCO education system for the first time since 1976, according to Gen. David G. Perkins, Training and Doctrine Command’s new commander.

Article published on: April 17, 2014

Army Emergency Relief Campaigns to Erase Stigma of Asking for Financial Help

By Michael L. Lewis
NCO Journal

It’s a unique organization that is entirely about Soldiers helping Soldiers, where those facing financial hardship can obtain grants and zero-interest loans. Yet many Soldiers are reluctant to seek aid from Army Emergency Relief, often because their leaders do not understand the program or erroneously attach undue stigma to asking for financial help.

Article published on: April 15, 2014

Fort Riley Consolidates Sexual Assault Resources in Response, Prevention Center

By Meghan Portillo
NCO Journal

To better aid victims at Fort Riley, the 1st Infantry Division Sexual Assault Response Team has centralized support and advocacy services into the Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center.

Article published on: April 9, 2014

Caisson Platoon NCOs Work to Honor Fallen Comrades, Families

By Meghan Portillo
NCO Journal

Staff Sgt. Jonathon Goodrich shined his boots and brushed horsehair from his dress uniform, taking time to pick a small string off the shoulder of his jacket and burn away stray fibers with a cigarette lighter.

Article published on: April 8, 2014

SMA Chandler Speaks About New Regulations

By Sgt. Ashley M. Armstrong
35th Signal Brigade Public Affairs

Soon after the official publication of Army Regulation 670-1, Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III took the stage at Fort Gordon, Ga., to elaborate on expected changes across the Army and to address Soldiers’ questions during a tour of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence last week.

Article published on: April 7, 2014

Lessons Learned at USASMA Help Afghan National Army Ground Forces CSM in His Mission with The ANA

By Sgt. Jarred Woods
1st Sustainment Command (Theater) Public Affairs

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – It would be an understatement to portray the United States Army Sergeants’ Major Academy (USASMA) as merely an institute of leadership and higher military education

Article published on: April 4, 2014

NCO Lessons Ensure Success During Colorado Flood Evacuations

By Pablo Villa
NCO Journal

The noncommissioned officers of the 4th Infantry Division’s 4th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Carson, Colo., work every day to keep their Soldiers prepared for anything.

Article published on: April 1, 2014


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