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NCO Journal April 2020 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


Emotional Intelligence and the Modern Military Advisor

By Sgt. 1st Class Michael Waxler

Military advisors of the future will face new challenges in constantly evolving environments, much of which will be contested by peer and near-peer adversaries, state and non-state actors. SFABs, outfitted with NCOs competent in EI, will be the global leaders in contested environments across all domains.

Article published on: April 24, 2020


Readiness: Do Your “MATH”

By Sgt. Maj. Sean M. Horval

To achieve Readiness, leaders must first be able to define what Readiness means. Organizational leadership needs to articulate exactly what the unit is required to focus on in order to be combat ready.

Article published on: April 17, 2020


Genuine Leadership, the Little Things Matter

By Command Sgt. Maj. Sheldon Chandler

Genuine leadership by itself is not the solution; however, it's a method NCOs can utilize to move us forward.

Article published on: April 15, 2020


Is it Time for an Operations MOS?

By Master Sgt. Charles T. Sheets

It takes discipline, experience, planning, and a multitude of other tools learned during military service to take charge of your transition. This article provides tools and recommendations for U.S. Soldiers to smoothly transition into the civilian workforce.

Article published on: April 10, 2020


Your Transition, Your Story

By Command Sgt. Maj. Frederick Heard

To successfully achieve the commander's intent, an organization requires an efficient and competent staff. A well-balanced team consists of both officers and NCOs working in unison under an equivalent level of competence.

Article published on: April 3, 2020