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NCO Journal January 2020 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


2020 Best Warrior Competition: Lessons Learned

By Master Sgt. Phillip Fenrick, 1st Sgt. Hunter Conrad, & Dale A. Wiggins

On October 6, 2019, 22 of the best Soldiers from across the U.S. Army arrived at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., to compete in the 2019 Army Best Warrior Competition. The purpose of this article is to highlight the trending issues top-performing Soldiers of the BWC struggled with while performing in adverse conditions.

Article published on: January 31, 2020


Installation Management Command: Supporting Operations in the Strategic Support Area

Sgt. Maj. Thomas Baird

Installations are where the Army lives, trains, and projects power to support our nation's global response mission. IMCOM works directly with sustainment facilities and mobility commands to help shape actions within the SSA as it moves Soldiers and materiel to the operational support, deep, and close areas.

Article published on: January 21, 2020


Power & Influence

By Sgt. Maj. Sean M. Horval

Learning how to be an effective leader is not acquired in a college course. It is an emotional process that requires personal credibility, empathy, and logic.

Article published on: January 10, 2020


The Complete Ranger

By 1st Sgt. Jesse Navarro

A major deficit in our Army from the most junior private to our most senior leadership is self-awareness. If Soldiers are given a thorough 360-degree assessment in the early stages of their career, they have a much better chance of correcting deficiencies and expounding on their strengths as they develop into a leader.

Article published on: January 08, 2020