NCO Journal February 2021 Articles
The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development
The Challenges of Distance Learning
By Sgt. Maj. James L. Campbell Jr.
The U.S. Army is increasingly looking to virtual and distance education to allow NCOs to fulfill their educational requirements. The concern is that there still exists a disparity in graduation rates between resident (on campus) and distance learners.
Article published on: February 26, 2021
By Sgt. 1st Class Hector M. Najera
The TIMS initiative and the strategies covered in this article are not radically new ideas, but rather common sense approaches backed by research and data compiled over the last 30 years: Build cohesive teams, develop trust, treat Soldiers like real people, and train to ensure SHARP processes are understood and implemented.
Article published on: February 19, 2021
Counseling: Blowing Your Stack or Keeping Your Cool
By Staff Sgt. John A. Sigmon
Counseling, properly done, helps eliminate deadwood, encourages the fainthearted, and makes producers out of problem Soldiers.
Article published on: February 12, 2021
Attitude Reflects Leadership: The Role of Emotional Intelligence
By Sgt. Maj. Sean M. Horval
What often separates good leaders from average, or even bad leaders, is their attitude. Since an organization's success or failure depends on the alignment of purpose, direction, and motivation among leaders and followers, leaders must develop positive attitudes in themselves and others to better achieve mission success.
Article published on: February 5, 2021