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NCO Journal July 2014 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Competition Necessary For The Future of the Force, HRC Officials Say

By Martha C. Koester
NCO Journal

As the Army downsizes its active-duty force from 510,000 Soldiers to 450,000 by 2015, U.S. Army Human Resources Command’s top NCO said it’s now more critical than ever for Soldiers to do what they can to stay in the Army.

Article published on: July 29, 2014


Inspiring Leadership

By Sgt. Maj. Michael M. Brosch II
U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy

A Soldier can spend his or her entire military career without ever finding that one mentor whose leadership style is both inspirational and motivating.

Article published on: July 24, 2014


Medal of Honor Recipient Ryan Pitts Inducted into Hall of Heroes

By Lillian Boyd
Army News Service

Former Staff Sgt. Ryan Pitts was inducted into the Pentagon’s Hall of Heroes yesterday, the day after receiving the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama, for his bravery in combat at Vehicle Patrol Base Kahler, in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, July 13, 2008.

Article published on: July 23, 2014


U.S. Army Africa Soldiers Demonstrate Importance of Officer-NCO Relationship

By Meghan Portillo
NCO Journal

One of the best ways to strengthen a nation’s defense capabilities is by investing in its NCO corps, Stitzel said.

Article published on: July 22, 2014


162nd Infantry Brigade NCOs Behind Success of Army’s First Regionally Aligned Force Unit in Africa

By Pablo Villa
NCO Journal

Six Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division visited Washington, D.C., in late May, they offered Congress insight into one of the Army’s newest strategies from the Soldiers charged with employing it.

Article published on: July 15, 2014


This Month in NCO History: July 7, 1944 — To the End at the Battle of Saipan

By Pablo Villa
NCO Journal

Knowledge sustainment is a key tenet of today’s Army. That notion is not only harbored by the NCOs that are part of the Project Warrior program at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, or AMEDDC&S, at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, it is practiced on another level.

Article published on: July 10, 2014


Army Moving Education Content to Cloud to Ease Access

By David Vergun
Army News Service

“The Army must seek solutions balancing national defense information security and the need for Soldiers’ unlimited access to training and education content, products and services through mobile devices and adaptive wireless networks,”

Article published on: July 8, 2014