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NCO Journal January 2015 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

SMA Dailey: “I am merely a product of the best the Army has ever had to offer”

By C. Todd Lopez
Army News Service

Before administering the oath of office to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno explained what it is he believes Dailey will bring to the office.

Article published on: January 31, 2015


Recruiting offers NCOs opportunity to enhance Army

By Lynsie Dickerson
U.S. Army Recruiting Command

When Master Sgt. Donald Gallagher joined the Army Reserve, he already knew he wanted to be a recruiter. His interest in recruiting started with friends talking about their own experiences in the field. It seemed to him like a very fulfilling assignment.

Article published on: January 29, 2015


NCOs Take Over Training at New THAAD Schoolhouse

By C. Todd Lopez
Army News Service

WASHINGTON — Soldiers destined to operate the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system will now learn their trade from fellow Soldiers.

Article published on: January 28, 2015


Maintenance NCOs Help Keep Army Moving

By Jonathan (Jay) Koester
NCO Journal

A lot can go wrong with Soldiers’ means of transportation in the heat of battle — from something dramatic like a vehicle rollover to the more mundane breakdown of air conditioning. Arriving to help in those situations are the NCOs and Soldiers of the maintenance military occupational specialties — the 91 series.

Article published on: January 20, 2015


USARAF G-6 NCOs demonstrate leadership, planning skills to forces across Africa

By Meghan Portillo
NCO Journal

The NCOs of U.S. Army Africa’s G-6 directorate adapt to many challenges as they work alongside African partner nations to provide communication support for operations and exercises in areas with few resources.

Article published on: January 13, 2015


Soldier For Life Sets Transitioning NCOs on Path to Success

By Martha C. Koester
NCO Journal

As the Army draws down, the NCOs at U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Ky., are working to set up every transitioning noncommissioned officer for success in the civilian world. A proper transition for the Soldier will begin with the Soldier Life Cycle initiative, which was implemented Oct. 1, to better prepare him or her for post-Army life by ensuring that he or she has all of the necessary tools, opportunities and counseling, officials said.

Article published on: January 6, 2015