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NCO Journal October 2022 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

The C.U.R.E. for Distrust: Communication, Understanding, Respect, and Expertise

By Capt. Andrew J. Bibb

Both Gen. George Washington and the Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division agree: trustworthy leadership is essential to battlefield success, and the necessary ingredients are communication, understanding, respect, and expertise.

Article published on: October 31, 2022

Things I Wish I Knew

By Master Sgt. Phillip Fenrick

I can’t count the times I’ve failed as a Soldier, a leader, and a person, but I can tell you I am better today than I was yesterday because I never stop fighting to improve. So, if I could tell my younger self anything, it would be to keep fighting for what’s right, hold the line, and give your best every day.

Article published on: October 21, 2022

Command Authority: A Guide for Senior Enlisted Leaders

By Master Sgt. Andre M. Coln

SELs must understand how the levels of authority lead to the unity of command and assist in applying them appropriately. Unity of command enables unity of effort by providing transparent chains of command.

Article published on: October 17, 2022

How to Conduct a Dysfunctional Meeting for Dummies

By Sgt. Maj. Robert A. Nelson & Command Sgt. Maj. (R) Gabriel Arnold

Are you sick of people walking away from your meetings satisfied, motivated, and informed? If this sounds like you, we know how you feel, and have compiled a proven list of solutions to fix your useful meeting problems. If you read this article today, we guarantee that you too can learn how to hold a dysfunctional meeting.

Article published on: October 14, 2022

Mission Command at the Battle of 73 Easting

By Master Sgt. Dustin Denney

This article will examine mission command principles, the elements of command and control, and the warfighting functions used at the Battle of 73 Easting.

Article published on: October 4, 2022