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NCO Journal December 2019 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


ACFT: Feasible, Practical, and Safe

By Master Sgt. Brian L. Creed

Forty-six highly motivated Soldiers, with no training on the ACFT and a 270 company APFT average, embarked on a journey with their command team to find a baseline and create a training program to increase their ACFT scores.

Article published on: December 27, 2019


Supply Discipline

By 1st Sgt. Andrei Williamson

In today's operational environment, supply discipline is a crucial part of the effectiveness of the force.

Article published on: December 18, 2019


The Psychological Intangibles of Soldier Readiness: Part III

By Dr. Christopher Vowels & Dr. Steven Aude

Part three in this three-part series is designed to provide NCOs with the results of research conducted on the intangible psychological concepts that contribute to Soldier readiness.

Article published on: December 13, 2019


The Psychological Intangibles of Soldier Readiness: Part II

By Dr. Christopher Vowels & Dr. Steven Aude

Part two in this three-part series is designed to provide NCOs with the results of research conducted on the intangible psychological concepts that contribute to Soldier readiness.

Article published on: December 6, 2019


Army Training

By 1st Sgt. Ian Trowers

Success in battle does not happen by accident; it is a direct result of tough, realistic, and challenging training. Training is the process that melds human and materiel resources into required capabilities.

Article published on: December 4, 2019