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NCO Journal July 2024 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

Boosting Morale and Unity: Army Payday Activities

By Master Sgt. Michael Green

Payday activities offer a respite from the demanding military lifestyle. They reinforce fundamentals, increase Army readiness, and build camaraderie. Learn about their benefits and variety, plus the role NCOs play in their success.

Article published on: July 12, 2024


Never enough time

By Command Sgt. Maj. David Vowell

“Never enough time for what is important,” opens a poem cataloging NCO challenges. Ultimately, the verse celebrates missions won – and provides guidance on how to get things done.

Article published on: July 9, 2024


Leadership vs. Likership

By Master Sgt. Sean C. Sweeney

Should Army leaders be feared or liked? Inspire compliance or commitment? Exude stoicism or relatability? The path to outstanding leadership includes many forks in the road. MSG Sean C. Sweeney provides guidance on which routes to follow.

Article published on: July 5, 2024