NCO Journal November 2017 Articles
The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development
Leadership and your Soldiers' quality of life
As leaders, one of our most important responsibilities is caring for our Soldiers and the Soldier's family regardless if those in need are or are not within our direct span of control.
Article published on: Nov. 29, 2017
Tact: Lessons from the Past
The use of tact as a tool, when correcting others, is a useful skill and one that every noncommissioned officer should possess.
Article published on: Nov. 27, 2017
The success of the unit relies on many elements, but the key element that can make or break your company is morale.
Article published on: Nov. 22, 2017
NCO to Officer
NCOs have more direct and interpersonal time with their Soldiers. What happens when an NCO becomes an officer? For some Soldiers, becoming an officer is a goal.
Article published on: Nov. 20, 2017
Educational goals take a turn with the "Forever GI Bill"
On August 16, 2017, President Trump signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 into law. "The Forever GI Bill," as it is popularly known, is a modification of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. The new bill provides Soldiers the freedom to decide when, how, and where to pursue their educational goals.
Article published on: Nov. 15, 2017
Introduction to Data Driven Propaganda
By educating NCOs on information warfare and propaganda, we can prepare them to become better leaders who can make informed decisions.
Article published on: Nov. 15, 2017
Understanding the Inspector General
“What can the Inspector General do for me?” We hear this question often. Many leaders, Soldiers, retirees, and family members are unaware of the primary functions of the IG.
Article published on: Nov. 13, 2017
Standards and Discipline
It is fitting in many respects to discuss standards and discipline in our Army today. The intention is to discuss this topic briefly from a chronological perspective specifically highlighting how standards and discipline have become a hallmark of our organization as an Army and how they have evolved over the years.
Article published on: Nov. 10, 2017
Influences on Timely Decision Making
Of the many different traits a leader should possess, perhaps the most important, yet arguably the least understood, is the ability to make the right decisions under pressure. Noncommissioned officers make leadership decisions every day. The need for them to be effectual and wise decision-makers is especially pertinent as they lead Soldiers on the battlefield.
Article published on: Nov. 8, 2017
The NCO Corps and The NCO Creed
The NCO Creed is the essence of the NCO Corps. It spells out what all great NCOs will do, must do, to ensure our Army of warrior fighters are prepared and that they will trust the actions, direction, and leadership of their NCOs.
Article published on: Nov. 6, 2017
A Soldier’s financial readiness can directly affect where their motivation and dedication lies. Leader involvement in monitoring that readiness by coaching them on individual financial responsibility can mean the difference between a Soldier being able to take his or her place as an Army leader, or being separated from service.
Article published on: Nov. 3, 2017
The officer, NCO relationship
According to Army Doctrine, NCOs are trainers, mentors, communicators, and advisors. When junior officers are assigned to their first command, their NCOs help to train and mold them, forming professional and personal bonds based on mutual trust and common goals.
Article published on: Nov. 1, 2017