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NCO Journal September 2019 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


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