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NCO Journal March 2020 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


Authentic Leadership

By Sgt. Maj. Sean Horval

Leaders are never entirely authentic or inauthentic. Instead, they are more accurately described as achieving levels of authenticity.

Article published on: March 27, 2020


How to Reach Z

By Sgt. Maj. Darrin Colwell

Today's new generation of youth are smart, capable, and tech-savvy. The Army needs to keep finding the right platforms and messages in order to recruit the best and brightest.

Article published on: March 20, 2020


Safety: A Leadership Imperative

By Command Sgt. Maj. Richard D. Stidley

Many new, ambitious NCOs go into their first leadership assignments with lofty goals in mind. A zero-risk policy should not be one of them.

Article published on: March 18, 2020


Ownership: Be, Know, Do

By Master Sgt. Brian L. Creed

A leader with integrity owns the success or failure of every mission. Successful leaders know the strengths and weaknesses of their team members as well as they know themselves, and leverage all resources to steer their team towards mission success.

Article published on: March 13, 2020


Unit Training Management

By Sgt. Maj. Don Rose

After 11 years of war in multiple theaters, the Army is once again in transition. To ensure that we are prepared to continue to succeed in today’s fight while preparing for the next, we must reinvigorate the training culture across all three training domains.

Article published on: March 12, 2020


Leader Development and Financial Readiness

By Capt. Matthew Evers (USMC)

Personal finance is an important part of every Soldier's life, yet despite its significance, Soldiers often neglect their financial health until it negatively affects their work performance and unit readiness.

Article published on: March 6, 2020