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NCO Journal August 2018 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Master Leader Course Non-Resident overview: Keys to success

By Sgt. 1st Class Kahlil D. Warner
Distribution Headquarters, Defense Logistics Agency

The Master Leader Course Non-Resident delivers operations-capable master sergeants who can lead a force to fight and win in complex operational environment from battalion and brigade levels to echelons above corps.

Article published on: August 29, 2018


Sharing knowledge and experience with the leaders of tomorrow

By Staff Sgt. Samuel J. Post
Joint Staff Military Security Force, The Pentagon

Successful leaders share knowledge and experience through counseling, realistic training, and delegating authority to subordinates. To be most effective, NCOs must consider a holistic leadership approach.

Article published on: August 27, 2018


The Expert Soldier Badge creates a better Army

By Sgt. 1st Class Francisco X. Soto
D Battery, 1st Battalion, 31st Field Artillery, 434th Field Artillery Brigade

According to the author, the ESB will provide a positive effect across the Army. It will be a platform for non-infantry or medical branch Soldiers to show their worth and validate their proficiency in the warrior tasks.

Article published on: August 22, 2018


Mastering the art of dynamic leadership

NCO Journal Staff

Successful NCOs master leadership techniques that best suit their needs and go beyond provided instructional materials.

Article published on: August 20, 2018


Developing the character of Army professionals

By Staff Sgt. Juan Santos
B Company, 224th Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation)

Modern strategies for character development implement biological, psychological, and sociological fields of study to define the details of a strong framework for the development of trusted Army professionals.

Article published on: August 10, 2018


US Army Africa encourages enlisted education

By Staff Sgt. Mark A. Moore II - NCO Journal

U.S. Army Africa in Vicenza, Italy provides mission command, employs forces to set the theater, conducts security force assistance, and provides support to joint and international partners to achieve U.S. Army Africa Command theater campaign plan objectives (U.S. Army Africa, 2018). Nested within their campaign objectives, lies a responsibility to foster relationships between U.S. Army and African military leaders, and facilitate open “dialogue to discuss and develop solutions to regional and transregional challenges and threats,” (Behringer, 2017).

Article published on: August 1, 2018