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NCO Journal November 2021 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Rethinking Instructor Credentialing

By Sgt. Maj. Gregory Slater

As the battlefield becomes more complex, the paradigm for learning continues to shift from training to education. This article offers a two-pronged solution by credentialing instructors per block of instruction instead of course and staffing officers and enlisted to both train and teach together to better share their varied experiences at the academies.

Article published on: November 19, 2021

The Complete Leader: Study & Observations on Enhancing Leader Development in Operational Units

By Master Sgt. Philip Fenrick & Maj. Eric Roles

Based on Asymmetric Warfare Group’s past 15 years of studying, supporting, and advising operational units on leader development, we advocate leaders at every level–from team leader to battalion commander can enhance their subordinate leaders’ development by using the outcomes-based approach to envision, design, and integrate leader development into unit training and experiences.

Article published on: November 5, 2021