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NCO Journal March 2018 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

NCOs confront leadership challenges

By Crystal Bradshaw
NCO Journal

Leaders, regardless of their skills and expertise, run into challenges. However, NCOs can perceive these challenges as ways to grow and develop their leadership skills..

Article published on: March 30, 2018


New study shows PTSD as physical rather than psychological

By Crystal Bradshaw
NCO Journal

Trauma is a commonly known contributing factor of PTSD and, up to eight million people suffer from it as a result of traumatic events in any given year. Most Soldiers’ trauma comes as a result of combat.

Article published on: March 28, 2018


The Infantry Squad Part 2: How Did We Get Here?

By Chris Raynor
NCO Journal

Part two of the infantry squad series will discuss how the lessons learned from WWI and WWII turned the squad into a weapon system and how those changes effected the Army in Korea and Vietnam.

Article published on: March 23, 2018


The Infantry Squad Part 1: How Did We Get Here?

By Chris Raynor
NCO Journal

Technology and changes in strategy have continually shaped the development of rifle squad doctrine. For noncommissioned officers, the infantry squad is where many of them first begin learning the art of leadership.

Article published on: March 19, 2018


Fit to Be Spied: Fitness Trackers and OPSEC Risks

By Dayton Ward
NCO Journal

U.S. military leaders expressed concern after recent revelations that data collected and transmitted by personal fitness devices pose potential security risks to servicemembers and installations around the world.

Article published on: March 9, 2018


Medics save lives with newly-developed medical technology

By Crystal Bradshaw
NCO Journal

Medics risk their lives alongside their comrades by treating and evacuating injured Soldiers. Off the field, their skills and knowledge support Soldiers' healthcare through research and studies, which contribute to medical technological developments and affect lives in and out of the Army.

Article published on: March 7, 2018


NCOs sound off ...

Special to the NCO Journal

In January of 2018, the NCO Journal contacted a number of CSMs across the Army and asked them to have some of their sharpest Soldiers answer two questions regarding how the Army can better prepare its Soldiers for future conflicts.

Article published on: March 5, 2018


NCO Trailblazers

By Crystal Bradshaw
NCO Journal

In honor of Women's History Month and African American History Month, we celebrate the contributions of female noncommissioned officers who volunteered to serve the nation. Some of these women were the first of their race and gender to fulfill senior leadership positions and set the foundation for others to follow.

Article published on: March 2, 2018