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NCO Journal May 2019 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


A Culture of Trust

By Master Sgt. Michael Holmberg, Master Sgt. Andres Salazar, Sgt. 1st Class Jonah Herd, Sgt. 1st Class Brandie Lane, and Sgt. 1st Class Natasha Orslene

A culture of trust is a priority for the Army and essential to mission command. Soldiers are stewards of their professions through education, training, professional development, and the enforcement of ethical standards.

Article published on: May 17, 2019


The Value of Influence

By Sgt. Maj. Kenneth Farley

When your subordinates accomplish their tasks because of who you are and not because of what rank you are, you have gained the ability to influence through personal power. Leaders who influence others with personal power lead by example and are the positive blue print for others as they mature and become leaders themselves.

Article published on: May 13, 2019


Operations to Shape and Operations to Prevent

By Staff Sgt. Kaci Hunter

Today’s Army is much more than just pulling a trigger. There is an in-depth strategy and reason behind everything we do as Soldiers. This article takes a closer look at two styles of operations — operations to shape and operations to prevent — as outlined in FM 3.0 and ADRP 3.0: Operations.

Article published on: May 10, 2019


Secretary of the Army Talks Talent Management

By Staff Sgt. Jarred Woods

The Secretary of the Army Dr. Mark T. Esper held a round table discussion with journalists from the Army, Military Officer, National Guard magazines, and the NCO Journal, April 24, 2019. Although the discussion largely centered on talent management, Secretary Esper also addressed topics such as military families and modernization.

Article published on: May 3, 2019