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NCO Journal November 2020 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Organizational Commitment

By Staff Sgt. Craig Kruse

U.S. Army Soldiers are in constant daily connection with their peers and workplace; however, due to training/duty rotations, deployments, or completing their enlistments, these change often.

Article published on: November 30, 2020


Mission Command: The NCO's Role in the Evolving Battlefield

By Master Sgt. Steven Baldwin

It is necessary for today's NCO to master modern operational theory in order to lead their units to success in the future fight. This article focuses on the NCO's role in mission command philosophy and highlights their need to be well-trained, highly-educated, and be able to think critically in order to be successful on the future battlefield.

Article published on: November 20, 2020


Radio Silence: Preparing for Future Electronic Warfare

By Asymmetric Warfare Group Personnel

Recent observations and lessons learned from training exercises focused on the electromagnetic spectrum have exposed vulnerabilities in current operational tactics against potential near-peer adversaries. Successful maneuvering against these forces will require proficiency working within the EMS.

Article published on: November 13, 2020


Modernizing Recruiting for the Great Power Competition

By Master Sgt. Steven J. Henderson

China and Russia are quickly advancing their interests through economic and military means. To maintain a competitive edge, the U.S. must continue to invest in its most crucial military resource: its people. By modernizing its recruiting strategies, the U.S. can ensure that it's filling its ranks with the best qualified candidates.

Article published on: November 6, 2020


Community Relations and Volunteer Service

By 1st Sgt. James Walters

The volunteer opportunities Soldiers perform demonstrate to our community our Soldiers care for the fellow members of our community and for the missions of the organizations that allow them to volunteer. As a result, volunteerism increases the Army's outreach creating a positive image with the civilian population and builds relationships in the community.

Article published on: November 4, 2020


The Karate Kid Approach to Leadership Development

By Command Sgt. Maj. Samuel P. Yudin

In the 1984 iconic film, The Karate Kid, Daniel LaRusso, struggles to adjust to his new surroundings. He eventually forms a bond with a building maintenance man, the famous Mr. Miyagi, and learns not only karate techniques, but also life lessons as Mr. Miyagi becomes an important mentor/father figure in Daniel's life.

Article published on: November 2, 2020