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NCO Journal June 2021 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


Creating a More Effective Tool for Army Counseling

By Sgt. Maj. Benjamin J. Jimenez

When counseled correctly, Soldiers overcome obstacles and grow into the leaders the U.S. Army needs. While a basic counseling structure is currently in place, improvements are needed to ensure counseling occurs at all echelons as well as long-term tracking for accurate career development.

Article published on: June 25, 2021


Bridging the Officer-NCO PME Divide

By Maj. George J. Fust III (75th Ranger Regiment) & Sgt. Maj. Jeffery D. Howard (Sergeants Major Academy)

The U.S. Army’s asymmetrical advantage has always been its Noncommissioned Officer Corps. As the backbone of the Army, they are the critical link that enables the execution of mission command.

Article published on: June 17, 2021


What I Wish I Knew as an MGS Commander

By Staff Sgt. Mario Rios-Alzaga

Due to its specialized nature, MGS commanders have limited resources, therefore, it is important to share experience regarding this platform and develop capabilities beyond doctrine.

Article published on: June 11, 2021


Growing Tomorrow's Leaders

By Sgt. 1st Class Nathan P. Feinberg

Similar to apple trees, which take about 10 years from planting to produce fruit, developing trustworthy leaders requires time and effort. Building trust involves thousands of positive small interactions over time. As NCOs, we need to plant the seeds today to grow a new generation of leaders ready to face future challenges.

Article published on: June 04, 2021