More Important…

“We have good corporals and sergeants, and some good lieutenants and captains, and those are far more important than good generals.” William Sherman (1820 to 1891) William Tecumseh Sherman was an American Civil War general and a major architect of modern warfare. He led Union forces in crushing campaigns through the South, marching through Georgia… Read More

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NCO’s & Battlefield Reassurance…

“When a soldier looks up on the battlefield he will not see his first sergeant, sergeant major, company commander, battalion commander …. he won’t even see his platoon sergeant! He WILL see HIS sergeant …. the squad leader, crew chief, team leader, tank commander …. and this NCO will principally provide the leadership, advice, counsel,… Read More

Good NCO’s…

“Good NCOs are not just born – they are groomed and grown through a lot of hard work and strong leadership by senior NCOs.” William A. Connelly (1931 to 2019) William A. Connelly was a retired United States Army soldier (1953 to 1983) who served as the sixth Sergeant Major of the Army. He was… Read More

US Air Force Introduces Indefinite Enlistments for Enlisted Personnel

Introduction The US Air Force has moved to a new system of “indefinite enlistment” for airmen with at least 12 years of service. Introduced on 18 November 2019, the new system officially called the Non-commissioned Officer (NCO) Career Status Programme will be a game changer for thousands of active-duty enlisted airmen. How Does it Work?… Read More

The Number of REME Corporal Promotions (2009 to 2015)

Table 1 highlights the number of promotions from Lance Corporal to Corporal with REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) between 2009 and 2015. Table 1: Number of promotions to Corporal between 2009 and 2015 Year Number of Lance Corporals Presented to the Board Number of Lance Corporals Promoted to Corporal 2009/2010 314 290 2010/2011 341… Read More

US Army: Self-Paced Learning & NCO Eduction

Research Paper Title NCO 2020: A Concept for Self-Paced Learning in the Noncommissioned Officer Education System Abstract For US Army non-commissioned officers (NCO’s), attendance at each level of professional military education (PME) is a training requirement for career progression. Essentially, NCOs are required to attend schools and demonstrate professional acumen and mastery of a broad set of military… Read More