NCO Journal January 2018 Articles
The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development
Examples of Leadership
As guides and mentors, noncommissioned officers have left lasting impressions on today's NCO. Here are some of their examples of leadership.
Article published on: Jan. 31, 2018
Leadership in the Social Media Age
Properly utilized, social media is a formidable tool which allows the Army to connect with a global audience. NCOs must recognize that it is also an important part of their Soldiers’ lives as well as those of their families.
Article published on: Jan. 29, 2018
Marching Forward With NCOPDS
Providing a climate of steady personal and professional growth within the noncommissioned officer corps is a vital component of nurturing strong leaders and maintaining overall readiness.
Article published on: Jan. 26, 2018
The Professional NCO
As NCOs we are the "backbone” of the Army profession. It is our inherent duty to uphold our responsibilities, be both technically and tactically competent, quality leaders and trainers and maintain the welfare of our Soldiers and their families.
Article published on: Jan. 24, 2018
His Name Was Bourdo
The real job of an NCO is to care about the soldiers he leads, and we saw, through the example of Bourdo, the powerful and lasting impact one man can have on the spirit of a unit.
Article published on: Jan. 22, 2018
NCOs Influence Tech and Gear in Army S&T Program
Noncommissioned officers play a significant role in evolving the technology Soldiers use in the field; they also help create new equipment that may seem like science fiction now but is in actuality becoming a reality.
Article published on: Jan. 19, 2018
Soldiers deserve the opportunity to correct their deficiencies either on their own or through non-punitive measures as they grow in the Army. Some Soldiers will correct themselves after experiencing corrective training, some after an Article 15, and others just might not be the right fit for the Army and need to be administratively separated.
Article published on: Jan. 17, 2018
How Do You Set Their Souls on Fire?
Great leadership cannot exist apart from the human need for a sense of meaning. Soldiers derive that sense from confidence in their abilities to succeed, respect from their superiors and associates, membership in an important group and service to an ideal greater than themselves.
Article published on: Jan. 15, 2018
Technology's Influence on the NCO
The role of the NCO has evolved with technological advances. Over the years, NCOs adapted as technology influenced the battlefield.
Article published on: Jan. 12, 2018
Military Bearing - Projecting Confidence and a Command Presence
Military bearing is conducting oneself in a professional manner to bring credit upon oneself and the Army at all times. It is the ability to project confidence, a commanding presence and to uphold Army standards.
Article published on: Jan. 8, 2018
Backbone of the Army
The origins of the term "backbone of the Army" come from a 1895 poem written by Rudyard Kipling called "The 'Eathen."
Article published on: Jan. 5, 2018
Problem Solving, Opportunities For Growth
Excellent leaders create situations in which their subordinates can solve problems on their own, and these leaders appreciate problems as opportunities for both subordinate and organizational growth.
Article published on: Jan. 3, 2018