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NCO Journal May 2021 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Pre-Basic Training Fitness

By Master Sgt. Jeffrey A. Guida

As the operational environment and technology rapidly evolve, recruiting and retaining talented individuals becomes increasingly difficult. This article focuses on recruiting and retaining individuals who possess advanced intellectual abilities the U.S. Army needs for current and future operations but are obese and/ or do not meet fitness requirements.

Article published on: May 28, 2021

Expanding the Soldier/NCO of the Month Board

By Sgt. Maj. Craig A. Collins

The obstacles facing today’s Army continue to expand as technological innovations redefine the OE. Upholding the Warrior Ethos must remain a priority to ensure the force is ready to meet any challenge.

Article published on: May 21, 2021

Interior Freedom: Strengthening Spiritual Readiness & Resilience

By Maj. Brigid Calhoun

While no “silver-bullet” solution exists to automatically reverse the Army’s SHARP and suicide trends, this article proposes a renewed focus on spiritual readiness and resilience centered upon helping Soldiers strengthen their interior lives as a part of a broader strategy to manage these issues.

Article published on: May 14, 2021

The Bottom Line: NCO Peacetime Role Preserves Combat Readiness

By Sgt. Maj. Bill Lopez

Combat is often addressed in the context of the heroes it produces. But “heroes” from these pages are the corporals and sergeants who are the NCO Corps. They have been the glue that has held our Army together between wars.

Article published on: May 07, 2021