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NCO Journal December 2023 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

An Argument for Developing NCOs' Self-Awareness Skills Earlier

By Sgt. Maj. Antadius Smith

Present-day NCOs experience challenges far beyond foundational leader training. Assignments and tasks associated with the roles and responsibilities of each NCO rank require leaders who remain adaptive to ever-changing environments.

Article published on: December 18, 2023

My Time On Top

By Master Sgt. Roberto Castaneda Jr.

My advice for first sergeants, now and in the future: your Soldiers always come first, prepare for combat, and you’re not their friend, you’re their leader, and that’s the world’s most amazing and important responsibility.

Article published on: December 11, 2023