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NCO Journal April 2022 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Mission Command in the Ia Drang Valley

By Master Sgt. Jason E. Crawford

U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy

The war in Vietnam challenged Army commanders for more than a decade, and the Battle of Ia Drang Valley provides a critical case study to understand the relationship between mission command, mission success, and force preservation.

Article published on: April 19, 2022

The Role of the Sending Unit in Talent Management

By Sgt. Maj. Roger Rendon, Command Sgt. Maj. Kenneth D. Jones, & Lt. Col. Joel P. Gleason

Human Resources Command

By changing the way units think, counsel, advocate, and mentor departing Soldiers, we can shift formation losses to developmental sends and improve talent management while putting people first.

Article published on: April 4, 2022