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NCO Journal March 2021 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development


Recruiting in a Global Pandemic

By Lt. Col. Whitney O. Jensen & Command Sgt. Maj. Latosha Ravenell

Through adaptability, resilience, and strong leadership, the NYCRB overcame the challenges presented by the global pandemic, ensuring the U.S. Army could still fill its ranks. This article is a snapshot of the action plans the NYCRB took to combat the COVID-19 virus and the lessons learned over the past year during this pandemic.

Article published on: March 26, 2020


2080 Defense Force and Beyond

By Sgt. Maj. Rafael J. Colon Hernandez

The future of technology and warfare is uncertain, but it will always remain a staple of advancement and a part of the human condition. As populations grow and available resources diminish, it will take innovation and strength for the U.S. to remain a global power.

Article published on: March 19, 2020


Reflections on Leading, Values, & Beliefs

By Evelyn Hollis & Barbara Yancy-Tooks

It is not enough to just recite the Army Values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. A Soldier must embody them and inject these values into their everyday life. This can be aided by reflection — an introspective process involving deliberate contemplation of one’s thoughts, emotions, and events and their effect on the world around them.

Article published on: March 15, 2020


The Operations Sergeant Major

By Sgt. 1st Class Tramaine R. Bass

As the culture of the Army evolves, NCOs face many challenges that if not addressed, will be detrimental to future development of the NCO Corps.

Article published on: March 5, 2020