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