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NCO Journal October 2019 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


The Role of the NCO in Mission Command

By Command Sgt. Maj. Norman McAfee

Mission command is the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander's intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of decisive action.

Article published on: October 30, 2019


Female Engagement Teams

By Warrant Officer Class One Raymond T. Kareko

Having a perpetual asset that can interact with the female population in a culturally sensitive region can amplify the efforts and effectiveness of the military in the future fight, no matter its location.

Article published on: October 25, 2019


Leader Engagement

By Command Sgt. Maj. Allen Fritzsching

There is nothing as important or rewarding as the privilege to lead Soldiers. Leadership is a continuous process of influence and is the lifeblood of our Army.

Article published on: October 23, 2019


Army Readiness: Task Force-Bravo

By Command Sgt. Maj. Alexander Aguilastratt & Sgt. Maj. Ernesto S. Lopez

JTF-B offers a myriad of options for the SOUTHCOM commander to achieve desired effects, enhance partnerships, and combat near-peer influence in the region to preserve U.S. national interests.

Article published on: October 18, 2019


Team Building and Unit Cohesion

By Command Sgt. Maj. Sam Young

From its birth in 1775 to the present, our Army has evolved into the most dominant force on the planet, capable of fighting and winning in all environments.

Article published on: October 16, 2019


The Insufficient Industrial Base

By Sgt. Maj. Stephen Minyard

Preparation for LSCO in the future fight is absolutely important, and in no way should it be ignored, but it also shouldn’t be at the expense of 20 years of lessons learned from two recent wars which focused on small unit tactics.

Article published on: October 4, 2019


History and Traditions

By retired Sgt. Maj. Toni Gagnon Ross

History, traditions and customs play a significant role in our lives as Soldiers, Leaders, Veterans, Retirees and Family members. They ground us in our past while preparing us for the future so that we never forget the men and women who have gone before us and the hard fought lessons that they learned.

Article published on: October 2, 2019