NCO Journal Letter
Thank you for your contribution to the evolution of our force.
Our Army balances tradition and modernization better than any organization in the world. And because of your commitment and dedication, we remain unmatched on the battlefield. Because of your professionalism and propensity to share your knowledge and experience with others, we are unmatched as an institution.
The success of our Army lies in our ability to grow and apply lessons learned, and we’ve been very successful throughout our history. But we can be better.
As an organization built on continuous learning, I encourage you to take advantage of professional and educational platforms, such as the NCO journal. We value your experiences, and the NCO Journal is a great outlet for sharing. As the publication transitions from a news source to a source for ideas and innovation, input from seasoned NCOs will only add to its credibility. Your experiences greatly influence the course of our future.
Readiness remains our Army’s No. 1 priority. Everything we do impacts Readiness – training, morale, equipment, family, and the list goes on. I would like to know what Readiness means to you, your unit, and your family. Over the next quarter, and as the fiscal year comes to an end, I’d like NCOs to write in to the NCO Journal and share what they think is the most important aspect of and impact on Readiness from their foxhole.
We must always be ready to think outside of the norm and operate outside of our comfort zones. We train to standard, but execute well beyond our baseline. Consider your best practices and lessons learned. Write them down, and leave your mark across formations Army wide. We are all entitled to outstanding leadership, but the reality is that not all of us have it. Don’t wait until your next NCOES class date to share your experiences and make a difference.
The things you’ve already learned and experienced may create efficiencies, save money, and even lives for others right now. Seek to be published, be a part of the solution, and let the NCO Journal be a means for our NCOs to communicate.
Soldier for Life! Army Strong!