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NCO Journal November 2019 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Development of Social Awareness in the Army

By 1st Sgt. John E. Peterson Sr.

The platform for growing resilient, mentally tough Soldiers is not that of entitlement, but should be based on a powerful education which enables the ability to grow from adversity and thrive in any environment in order to ultimately protect our freedoms and the American way of life. All Soldiers must renew their professionalism and do what is right for the nation and each other regardless of the cost.

Article published on: November 26, 2019

The Psychological Intangibles of Soldier Readiness — Part I: The Concept

By Dr. Christopher Vowels — Dr. Steven Aude

The U.S. Army has traditionally excelled at preparing its Soldiers, tactically and technically, for the rigors of combat. Yet the trend in contemporary warfare demands that attention and importance also be paid to the human dimension, as well as the tactical, in order to best prepare for the future fight.

Article published on: November 22, 2019

Planning and Troop Leading Procedures

By Command Sgt. Maj. Fredrick Heard

To prevent the hard lessons of times past, we, as leaders, must coach these principles through the implementation and enforcement of standards and discipline. The goal is to set up our Soldiers and future leaders with the foundation and skills today so that they are prepared to lead and succeed tomorrow.

Article published on: November 20, 2019


By Sgt. Maj. Craig T. Lott

Transitions in the military are part of its culture and day-to-day life. Individuals will come and go from your organization and the service on nearly a daily basis. Like any change, it is important to remain flexible and adjust to that change when it occurs. In the simplest terms, transitions involve the process of passing from one point or stage to another.

Article published on: November 6, 2019