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Leadership

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Writing a Letter Home to a Soldier’s Parents- Motivation that Changes Lives

As a young 1SG I encountered a high speed Captain in our Battalion Commo.  She was always finding ways to motivate Soldiers and get more out of her Soldiers. I was extremely impressed with her.  Eventually we struck up a …Read More

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Pick your battles

Just as military units avoid committing their forces to diversionary attacks and feints, leaders must be alert to being drawn into minor skirmishes that sap their strength and divert valuable assets from the mission. On an individual level, personality conflicts …Read More

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Part-Time Company Commander: How to Lead a Company in the National Guard or Army Reserve, Course Review

Recently I had the opportunity to review a course for Company Commanders in the Army National Guard or Army Reserves. The course is entitled Part-Time Commander:  How to Lead a Company in the National Guard or Army Reservesby Charles “Chuck” …Read More

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Why should I give automatically promoted NCOs respect?

I'm an NCO and have two Soldiers in my squad that are new NCOs. They were just automatically picked up to SGT by DA. I had to work for my rank and they got theirs automatically. I've tried looking at AR 600-8-17, section V, para. 3-17, but couldn't find anything about this. How am I supposed to treat these Soldiers as equals when I don't feel they are? How am I supposed to demand other Soldiers give them respect when they've been to the board and are just waiting on points? How can this (Auto E5) happen? How do I make it fair to myself and my Soldiers?.. Read the Answer»

Can a Platoon Sergeant counsel his/her Platoon Leader?

Can I counsel my Platoon Leader? How do I contest my NCOER from him? This LT is like a Private, he fails to listen to orders and does his own thing. I know he's going to give me a poor rating... Read the Answer»

I have a Soldier who owns a gun and has indicated he is depressed – Should we remove his firearm?

I have a Soldier who owns a weapon and went to sick call. When asked if he was feeling depressed or down he stated that he was. Is there anything I should do about this situation? Should I notify my chain of command that since he has been feeling depressed and he owns a weapon the best thing to do may be to lock it up in the unit Arms Room?.. Read the Answer»

Bringing disgruntled Soldiers back into the team

When you are confronted by a soldier determined to butt heads with you and resist your efforts to get him or her to do their job and meet the standards, it is extremely frustrating. While you might have enough to …Read More

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Top 7 Leadership Tips for Today’s Army NCO

Today, I want to share my top 7 leadership tips for today’s Army NCO. These tips are unconventional tips that you might not learn in your NCOES. However, I believe that all of these ideas can benefit you immensely if …Read More

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