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NCO Journal May 2015 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

USASMA To Host Grand Opening For New NCO Heritage And Education Center

Meghan Portillo — NCO Journal

Veterans have been moved to tears as exhibits conjure memories of the battles of their past, and future leaders have been inspired during school field trips to the Museum of the Noncommissioned Officer at Fort Bliss, Texas. The nondescript building has preserved and displayed the grand history of the U.S. Army NCO Corps since the museum opened in 1981, and it has recently been transformed into something greater. Now reflagged as the NCO Heritage and Education Center, it has been revitalized and will be used as an extension of the classroom for students attending the Sergeants Major Course, as well as the other courses executed at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy.

Article published on: May 26. 2015


Senior Enlisted Panel Discusses Ways To Succeed During Joint, Combined Missions In Pacific

Jonathan (Jay) Koester — NCO Journal

A standing-room-only audience of more than 100 officers and noncommissioned officers, including former Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth O. Preston, was on hand for the first senior enlisted panel at the Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare LANPAC Symposium and Exposition on Tuesday in Oahu, Hawaii.

Article published on: May 21, 2015


Injured vet places 3rd in ‘Dancing’; expect to see Galloway soon

Clifford Kyle Jones — NCO Journal

Medically retired Army Sgt. Noah Galloway made an incredible run on ABC’s “Dancing With The Stars,” but he didn’t carry away the show’s signature mirrorball trophy. The double amputee and fitness guru placed third in Tuesday’s final show of the program’s 10th anniversary season.

Article published on: May 19, 2015


Galloway Takes Soldier Mentality Into Dancing With The Stars Finale

Clifford Kyle Jones — NCO Journal

These days, Noah Galloway is a television celebrity, a magazine cover model, a personal trainer and a motivational speaker — but he never stopped being a Soldier.

Article published on: May 18, 2015


This Month in NCO History: May 21, 1951 - Taking the hill at Munye-Ri, Korea

Pablo Villa

When he was growing up in San Bernardino, Calif., Sgt. Joseph C. Rodriguez heard constant reminders from his father of what it took for the family to muster through the tough times endured.

Article published on: May 14, 2015


NCOs Train Unit Sustainment Battalions up to the Goldminer Standard

Pablo Villa – NCO Journal

That’s the one of able-bodied Soldiers with a sheen of sweat on their brow and a gleam in their eye who use their array of weapons and equipment with aplomb while dispatched to fight the nation’s enemies. It’s a familiar image, plastered on recruiting posters and the focal point of many television commercials.

Article published on: May 12, 2015


NCOs: Chance to work with SMA, peers proves invaluable at Solarium 2015

Martha C. Koester — NCO Journal

The NCOs who attended the first Noncommissioned Officer Solarium 2015 at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., didn’t know what to expect when they were invited to take part in the sergeant major of the Army initiative. About 80 of them, representing U.S. Army installations located throughout the globe, were asked to join and were assigned to work groups to focus on seven problematic issues facing the Army. However, once group presentations began before Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during the outbrief session May 1, all agreed it was truly an honor to have participated.

Article published on: May 8, 2015


NCOs weigh in on Army issues at Solarium 2015

Martha C. Koester — NCO Journal

It became very clear to the noncommissioned officers assembled during the first Noncommissioned Officer Solarium 2015 Outbrief session at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., which key Army topic of the seven discussed was the most critical to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey. If physical fitness benchmarks continue on the current path where 40 percent of Soldiers are overweight and body fat standards are too lenient, it will pose a severe detriment to Army readiness, and the Army and nation will suffer for it, Dailey said.

Article published on: May 6, 2015


Army Training Network now accessible without CAC

Mike Casey — Combined Arms Center- Training

Now Soldiers can use smart phones and computer tablets to access the Army’s primary web site for training information.

Article published on: May 4, 2015