Essay on Role of a Nco

1427 Words Sep 25th, 2011 6 Pages
To the civilians that don’t understand much about the specifics or structure of the military this may get boring. It could also be interesting and an inside look at how the rank structure works in the Army. But, since 7% of my readership comes from a .mil address (yet I track domains), there are NCOs from all branches that I hope will learn something. Keep in mind that my comments are geared more towards the Army realm, but the basics are service wide. I’m not going to speak about the officers, just the NCOs.

In my mind there are two types of people that attain the grade E5: Sergeants and NCOs. Some people will probably disagree with me about which definition is better. In the mind of CJ, anyone can be a sergeant. But, it takes a leader
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We should be happy when a former soldier of ours is promoted to peer status or even over us. Of course, in the latter case we should also do some internal soul searching and find out where we went wrong and how to improve ourselves.

The military shouldn’t have to dangle $40,000 bonuses over our heads to keep us in. If we simply foster an atmosphere that makes soldiers WANT to stay in the military, we’ll all be better off. I encourage and challenge ALL NCOs to start thinking less about themselves and more about those assigned under them. The future of our military and this country depends on these young people.

Although NCOs today receive better training and are more professional than ever, the achievements of your predecessors contributed much to your career.
Get to know them. You will see that the NCOs of the past are as much your comrades in arms as the men and women you train with in the Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC). You will become the NCO the Army looks upon to train, test, judge, reward, and discipline soldiers of today, as well as in the future.
The historical evolution of the NCO is one full of pride and tradition. The opening line of the NCO Creed, “No one is more professional than I," is not only a promise and a pledge to yourself and the people of the United States of America, it is also a pledge to all those NCOs who came before you that their service and sacrifice was not in vain. Their commitment to the high

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