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NCO Journal May 2014 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

101st Airborne Division: ‘Rendezvous with Destiny’ Endures

By Martha C. Koester
NCO Journal

However, among all the actions taken by one of the most highly decorated divisions in the U.S. Army, none means more to Soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division than the classic retort of acting division commander McAuliffe to German forces in 1944.

Article published on: May 27, 2014

Army Reserve Crowns First-Ever Best Sapper Team

By Staff Sgt. Jeremy Fowler
362nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Soldiers from the 382nd Engineer Company, 365th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade of the 412th Theater Engineer Command (TEC) from Harrisburg, Penn., received the distinct honor of being titled the first Army Reserve Best Sapper Team on May 8 at Fort McCoy, Wis.

Article published on: May 22, 2014


2nd Combat Aviation Brigade in Korea First to Test Rotational Units

By Jonathan (Jay) Koester

Like all Soldiers arriving to Korea, NCOs of the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, quickly learn the importance of being ready to defend South Korea at a moment’s notice in case of an attack from the north.

Article published on: May 20, 2014


This Month in NCO History: May 28, 1944 — Courage on display in Artena, Italy

By Pablo Villa

Staff Sgt. Rudolph B. Davila is the only U.S. Army Soldier of Filipino descent who fought in the European Theater of World War II to be awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroic actions.

Article published on: May 15, 2014


Former NCO Becomes Ninth Soldier to Receive Medal of Honor Since 9/11

By J.D. Leipold
Army News Service

Former Sgt. Kyle Jerome White was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony yesterday, making him the sixth living Army recipient, and the 14th from all services, to earn the medal in either Iraq or Afghanistan.

Article published on: May 14, 2014


Former Sergeant to Accept Medal of Honor in Memory of Six Who Perished

By J.D. Leipold
Army News Service

Former Sgt. Kyle J. White said that when he accepts the Medal of Honor from President Barack Obama in a ceremony at the White House today, he will do so in honor of the five Soldiers and one Marine “who gave their lives in the defense of freedom and the American way of life.”

Article published on: May 13, 2014


Army Instructor Badges will Help Professionalize NCO Instructors

By Dr. Liston Bailey
Institute for NCO Professional Development

NCOs who serve as instructors within the NCO Education System play a pivotal role in helping to support the Army’s Learning Model. The ALM relies on having a bench of talented instructors who understand adult learning principles and who possess the ability to maintain learner interest and engagement in Army classrooms.

Article published on: May 8, 2014


New Army Instructor Badges a Key Step to Professionalize NCOES Instructors

By Jonathan (Jay) Koeste
NCO Journal

The U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Institute for NCO Professional Development (INCOPD) knows the Army will lean heavily on noncommissioned officers to train, lead and mentor tomorrow’s Soldiers as part of NCO 2020, the leader development strategy that was initiated last year.

Article published on: May 6, 2014


By Example: Bank Security Escort Turns Dangerous, Training Helps Survival

By Jonathan (Jay) Koester
NCO Journal

This story is part of a periodic NCO Journal feature that takes a closer look at an Army award in an NCO’s career. This month, we focus on the career of an NCO who was awarded the Bronze Star with “V” device. The Bronze Star may be awarded for bravery, acts of merit or meritorious service. The “V” device denotes individuals who were awarded a decoration in recognition of valorous acts performed during direct combat with an enemy force.

Article published on: May 1, 2014