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NCO Journal October 2018 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


A Stewardship of the Profession: Using Mission Command as a Mechanism for Subordinate Leadership Development

Sgt. Reed P. Russell
Delta Company, 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division

Allow your Soldiers to learn and grow through tangible experience and disciplined initiative, and you may be surprised at the extent to which they will commit to themselves, the mission, and the Army.

Article published on: October 29, 2018


The Importance of Professional Candor

Kimball Johnson
Contributing Write

NCOs will encounter situations requiring their obedience to lawful orders and will be tasked with leading Soldiers who may disagree with them. Such situations will test their ability to respond professionally.

Article published on: October 25, 2018


Tailored Fitness Programs Prepare Soldiers for Combat

2nd Lt. Clay Stanley
Dagger Company, 2nd Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division

U.S. Army Special Operations Soldiers have access to some of the most advanced military weapons and equipment in the world. However, the most important asset in Army Special Operations Forces (SOF) is the human element. The Army invests millions of dollars in training each SOF Soldier. It makes sense to maximize the physical readiness and minimize the personnel loss by avoiding non-combat-related injuries with new physical training programs (Ragusa, 2012; also see Bear et al., 2017; Knipscher, 2010).

Article published on: October 19, 2018