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NCO Journal February 2022 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

What Soldiers Want: The Gen Z Perspective

By Sgt. First Class Roland Hanks

Gen Z Soldiers believe leadership is a major factor influencing their decision to reenlist and continue their Army careers, or not. As NCOs, we are the ones directly responsible for shaping and developing young Soldiers into future NCOs.

Article published on: February 28, 2022

Battle of Mogadishu

By Sgt. Maj Clayton Dos Santos & Mr. James Perdue

From an NCO perspective, the Battle of Mogadishu presents how leaders must be proactive in planning and following mission command principles. This helps leaders make sound decisions appropriate to the situation and prepares them for the challenges ahead.

Article published on: February 14, 2022

Serving with ADHD

By Staff Sgt. Jarred Woods

As the U.S. Army strives to develop leaders who are more self-aware, it should also be aware of its Soldiers’ needs. NCOs who lead Soldiers diagnosed with ADHD should exercise an appropriate level of patience and understanding—the same as anyone under their charge.

Article published on: February 7, 2022