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NCO Journal May 2024 Articles

The official magazine of noncommissioned officer professional development

The Seven Deadly Sins of Leadership

By Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Nelson and Sgt. Maj. Richard Russell

Seven leadership sins destroy cohesion, degrade morale, and distract from the Army’s ability to accomplish its mission. Are you committing them? If your superior is, what do you do? Sgt. Maj. Richard Russell and Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Nelson provide answers.

Article published on: May 24, 2024


An Ethical View of Inappropriate Relationships

By Master Sgt. Ryan D. Theobald

Army fraternization policies restrict activities among Soldiers – and may require marriage or the end of relationships. It’s an antiquated approach, MSG Ryan Theobald argues. He calls for an update based on practical and ethical considerations.

Article published on: May 17, 2024


People as the Priority

By Sgt. Maj. Jorge A. Rivera

The secret to being an effective leader is knowing how to treat people. But what does that mean? SGM Jorge A. Rivera shares insights he has learned from military leaders throughout his career.

Article published on: May 10, 2024


Rearview Mirror

By Retired Sgt. Maj. Wascar A. Diaz

Military families enjoy fresh starts and new adventure, but duty also requires leaving behind beloved communities. In the NCO Creative Domain, Ret. SGM Wascar A. Diaz reflects on an Army family life’s rewards and demands.

Article published on: May 6, 2024


Redefining Army Support for Soldier-parents

By Sgt. Maj. Melinda Miller and Sgt. Maj. Lisa Walker

How do today’s parenting policies in the Army affect Soldiers? SGM Melinda Miller and SGM Lisa Walker explore shifts in military family support, sharing how recent groundbreaking changes would have benefited them as Soldier-parents.

Article published on: May 3, 2024