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NCO Journal June 2019 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


Bachelor of Arts Now Attainable at USASMA

Students at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA) now have an opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership and Workforce Development.

Article published on: June 27, 2019


The Medal of Honor: Staff Sgt. David G. Bellavia

Staff Sergeant Bellavia’s bravery, complete disregard for his own safety, and unselfish and courageous actions are in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.” (Medal of Honor Citation, 2019)

Article published on: June 26, 2019


Technology and Warfare: Concepts and Integration

By Sgt. Maj. Jorge A. Riverasaenz

Today's U.S. Army is pushing the boundaries of technology in both the preparation for combat, as well as mechanizing and digitizing the current and future battlefields.

Article published on: June 17, 2019


Master Gunner Identification Badge: A history of mastery in gunnery

By Sgt. 1st Class Aaron M. Smith

While many noncomissioned officers (NCOs) need to be experts on their weapon systems, there is a great need for master gunners to ensure the highest quality of training and weapon employment

Article published on: June 10, 2019


Army Senior Leaders Send — Lessons from D-Day

By Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey

We must be masters in the basics and prepared to fight on a moment's notice. Regardless of branch, unit, or component, every Soldier will have a role in the next conflict. Together, we will preserve our freedom just as our predecessors did seventy-five years ago.

Article published on: June 7, 2019