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NCO Journal July 2019 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


Tools and Measures for NCO Talent Assessment

By Command Sgt. Maj. Jason P. Dein, Victor Ingurgio, Ph.D., Krista L. Ratwani, Ph.D., Frederick Diedrich, Ph.D., and Scott Flanagan

Without well-defined rubrics, assessments may not be standardized across leaders. This results in performance disparities, and ultimately, affects long-term Soldier development.

Article published on: July 26, 2019


Iranian Influence in Latin America

By Sgt. Maj. Jorge A. Rivera

It is heavily documented that Iran has infiltrated South America, especially throughout the TBA. The U.S. is taking steps to combat narcoterrorism thoughout the region, but it is imperative that Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil work together to establish a long-term solution to their corruption and crime problems.

Article published on: July 19, 2019


Integrating the Decisive Action Training Environment

By Sgt. 1st Class Steven A. Harvey

Everything from politics, economics, religion, infrastructure, technology, and even social media has the potential to dramatically affect mission outcome. Incorporating these factors, as well as current operational environment (OE) variables are all part of the Army's Decisive Action Training Environments (DATE) training.

Article published on: July 12, 2019


FM 3-0: Operations

By Sgt. 1st Class Raymond Kiely

As the focus on COIN operations shifts to a LSCO-oriented mindset to prepare for near-peer threats, FM 3-0 is a standardized guide that allows Soldiers to develop training and tactics with the future battlefield in mind.

Article published on: July 10, 2019


Operations to Consolidate Gains

By Staff Sgt. Rogelio Hernandez

There is more to modern warfare than just conquering territory. In today's global climate, winning battles (especially against terrorist organizations) and quickly leaving creates a perpetual war as new terrorist organizations easily replace the defeated ones in destabilized countries.

Article published on: July 2, 2019