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NCO Journal February 2019 Articles

Assessing Lethality

By Sgt. 1st Class Zachary J. Krapfl

Asymmetric Warfare Group

The battlefield is a dynamic environment which rewards lethality with survival. Leaders should have a fair indication of how capable their Soldiers are prior to conducting military operations. They can only do this by defining lethality as it applies to the U.S. Army, and developing a metric to substantiate it.

Article published on: February 20th, 2019


Virtual Recruiting

By Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Cannon

1st Medical Recruiting Brigade, 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion

Virtual recruiting is the wave of the future, and a tool that can positively affect Army readiness.

Article published on: February 12th, 2019


International Security Evaluation

By Master Gunnery Sgt. Andy Anderson (USMC)

U.S. Army Forces Garrison, Panzer Kaserne, Stuttgart, Germany

The international security field broadly examines the conditions for the use of military force, the effects of such use of force on both state and non-state actors, and distinctive policies that states may implement to mitigate, prepare, or participate in military conflicts.

Article published on: February 8th, 2019


Stewardship through Writing

By Master Sgt. Aaron L. Griffing

XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg NCO Academy

A modern noncommissioned officer (NCO) academy classroom gives residence to rows of desks with computer laptops resting upon them. The Army provides the laptops as a means for its students to produce written assignments for assessment. The Army has provided the necessary equipment and training for the NCO Corps as part of the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer 2020 Strategy (NCO 2020) to develop the NCO Corps for future conflicts as an educated and well-rounded leader.

Article published on: February 4th, 2019


Talent Management

By Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Trent

U.S. Army Regional Cyber Center-CONUS

Today’s Army is the most well-equipped and most responsive in its well-storied history. But for as many things the Army is doing right in creating an elite fighting force, it also faces contemporary leadership issues that present challenges to its noncommissioned officers. One of the problems that hinder the Army’s performance is talent management. Talent is the sum total of a Soldier's unique skills, experiences, and behaviors.

Article published on: February 1st, 2019