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NCO Journal September 2020 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Hypersonic Missiles: Today's Arms Race

In order to prepare for the future threat, the U.S. must continue to invest not only in its own hypersonic weapon technology, but also strengthen and expand its current missile defense architecture, as well as try to negotiate a new international arms control treaty to subdue this new global arms race.

Article published on: September 25, 2020


The Leader's Guide to Building Resilient Soldiers

Noncommissioned officers are critical in the resilience-building process and developing Soldiers who can overcome adversity, cope with stressors, and help deter behavioral health risks.

Article published on: September 18, 2020


Evaluating Character

This article examines the Army's emphasis on character, describes how the Army can shape the character of NCOs individually through the NCOER, discusses methods to assess and evaluate character, addresses objections to the change, and provides steps for implementing a four-box check system for the character block on the NCOER.

Article published on: September 10, 2020


This is My Squad: Third Quarter

In August 2020, the U.S. Army selected 15 noncommissioned officers to serve as the first TIMS App Development Squad. The Squad will assist software developers at Army Futures Command in taking on some of the Army's most high-impact administrative and leadership challenges like sponsorship, training management and counseling.

Article published on: September 4, 2020


Ownership: This is My Squad

By Sgts. 1st Class Christopher Dunlap, Joshua M. MacNary, 1st Sgt. Jacob Miller, Sgts. 1st Class J. Andrew Porter, and Josephine M. Pride

This article focuses on ownership as the philosophical backbone that could revolutionize team cohesion in the U.S. Army. If NCOs embrace ownership and the TIMS philosophy of building positive relationships, not only will this positively affect mission success and unit readiness, but it will lead to greater Soldier retention and recruitment of top talent for the U.S. Army.

Article published on: September 2, 2020