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NCO Journal April 2021 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

People First: PMCS Your Soldiers

By Command Sgt. Maj. Samuel P. Yudin

If people are our number one priority and resource, we need to invest the time to build trust, ensure they are taken care of, and are mission capable. We do this not because it’s in a manual, but because it’s the right thing to do.

Article published on: April 30, 2020

This is My Squad

By Command Sgt. Maj. John A. Bamba & Staff Sgt. Oly A. Magofna

For TIMS to be effective, there must be significant buy-in and ownership from every leadership level within the U.S. Army. Doing this will ensure TIMS is a long-lasting initiative proving to the world the U.S. Army cares about its most important asset & its people.

Article published on: April 23, 2020

Irregular Warfare

By Master Sgt. Michael E. Downin

Irregular warfare will continue to be a part of military operations well into the future. As a result of IW, and its continued use by both state and nonstate actors, leaders at all echelons must understand the effects that it will have on their organizations and the best practices to prepare for it. By doing so, the U.S. Army will build positive relationships and better share the responsibilities of global defense.

Article published on: April 16, 2020

Closing the Digital Divide

By Sgt. Maj. Aaron Stone

Today’s digital footprint is spreading but leaving millions of people behind due to their geography or financial situations. It’s time to level the playing field and offer high speed internet, and the opportunities and benefits that come with it, to everyone.

Article published on: April 13, 2020

Centralized Boards Need a Clearer Picture of NCO Performance

By Master Sgt. Philip E. Pruchinsky

In its current state, the NCOER does not provide centralized board members a clear picture of NCO performance. This article suggests changes to strengthen the NCO Corps, better inform centralized board members, and ensure the Army aligns the most qualified NCOs for promotion.

Article published on: April 02, 2020