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NCO Journal June 2023 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Enlisted Army Education: Legit or Just Another Euphemism?

By Sgt. Maj. Phillip Fenrick

By reviewing NCOPDS’ history and the empirical data that illustrates the significance of an educated NCO force, it is clear the Army can still achieve its goals for NCO professional education with one key change—utilizing proper talent management.

Article published on: June 26, 2023

The Army’s Transition Assistance Program Needs Assistance

By Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn F. Carns

Considering a Soldier’s mental shift toward their new mission and the various requirements, medical and employment processes they must undergo, the Army can improve its current retirement process by restructuring TAP into transition units that provide better support for Soldiers and their families as they transition to civilian life.

Article published on: June 12, 2023

Be Yourself

By Command Sgt. Maj. Shawn F. Carns

Throughout my military career, I have molded my leadership style through different schools, experiences and reading books. All along the way I always heard the same two words from Senior Leaders, “Be Yourself.” What do these two words mean? How can I be myself as a leader with so many different influencers around us in our daily life?

Article published on: June 2, 2023