NCO Journal February 2018 Articles
The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development
Be aware, don’t fund terrorism
Though the fact of how terrorism works to exploit spending habits is worrying, informed NCOs can help their Soldiers learn how to prevent terrorists from using their personal information and funds.
Article published on: Feb. 28 2018
Training and Testing Physical Combat Readiness
A well-designed combat fitness physical training program can be a cornerstone of unit readiness. By employing clear metrics and testing for such a program, the unit provides both emphasis and direction. Getting PRT right sets the conditions for the entire unit.
Article published on: Feb. 26 2018
The Art of Words: Professional Writing Through the Ranks
As their careers advance and their responsibilities increase, NCOs at every level can maintain their effectiveness as leaders by continuing to hone their writing and critical thinking abilities. By investing in the improvement of these proficiencies, the Army benefits from a smarter, better-prepared leadership corps which stands ready to tackle ever greater, more complex challenges.
Article published on: Feb. 23 2018
The Philosophy of Mission Command and the NCO Corps
We know what mission command is, and knowing is half the battle, but do we practice mission command at the NCO level? Is mission command, especially the philosophy, even in the realm of the NCO? Lastly, how do we create agile and adaptive leaders?
Article published on: Feb. 21 2018
A look into the future of Army aviation
NCO leadership remains the cornerstone of aviation maintenance. SFC Ayon's observation is that NCOs in the AH-64 world are empowered to perform their duties and are held liable for that prowess.
Article published on: Feb. 19, 2018
NCOs share what they need to support FM 3-0
With the recent update of FM 3-0, NCOs need to consider how future training and technological innovations support everything for different size formations. Various NCOs in units across the Army provided input on how the Army can help them meet future challenges.
Article published on: Feb. 16, 2018
This NCO's in Charge
Sgt. Trombley had faith in the ability of his men. If he saw a problem, a quick teaching point solved it. He managed to combine hands-on training with a real-world mission.
Article published on: Feb. 14, 2018
NCO participation "critical" to Army's modernization efforts
The U.S. Army senior leadership is restructuring the way it acquires major pieces of equipment and modernizing the way the acquisition community is structured. On Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, the NCO Journal interviewed Undersecretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey regarding modernization and the role of NCOs in the modernization process.
Article published on: Feb. 9, 2018
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency NCOs Impact Global Threats
At the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, joint-service military personnel provide timely, relevant, and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of national security throughout the Department of Defense and intelligence community.
Article published on: Feb. 9, 2018
What the Warrior Ethos means to me
The Warrior Ethos is a subset of our Soldier's Creed. It is the heart and soul of the Creed and is four simple, yet powerful sentences. Without the Ethos, the Creed does not stand.
Article published on: Feb. 7, 2018
Sergeants Are Not Crusaders
There are many terms you can use to describe what makes a good NCO. The best NCOs are good leaders, good teachers, good counselors and good organizers. But above all, I feel the Army's top NCOs are enablers.
Article published on: Feb. 5, 2018
Having the skill to be conscious of ourselves within the law of thought and emotion require us to work the process through application, self-analysis, and experience.
Article published on: Feb. 2, 2018