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  • References to Army publications are completely converted to the new numbering system

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Overview

  • How to train, lead, and counsel troops effectively plus how to move along one's career as an NCO by continuing education, training, and professional development
  • Information about all the regulations NCOs need to be aware of in carrying out their jobs
  • References to Army publications are completely converted to the new numbering system

Retired Command Sergeant Major Robert S. Rush's guide for the U.S. Army noncomissioned officer is updated and revised for 2010. Updates in the ninth edition include a revised section on leadership, new information about continuing education and training available to NCOs, and updated references to Army publications following the new system. The guide is an excellent resource for an NCO, covering training, military justice, promotions, benefits, counseling soldiers, physical fitness, regulations, and other things every NCO needs to know.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811736145
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 6/18/2010
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert S. Rush is a retired Command Sergeant Major. He holds a Ph.D. in history and is currently with the Army's Center for Military History.
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Table of Contents

Foreword xii

Preface xiii

Acknowledgments xv

Part I Leading Soldiers

1 America's Army at War 2

Duty, Integrity, Honesty, Compassion: The Army's NCO Corps

Army Roles, Missions, and Functions

Current Trends in the Army

New Threats

Country and Region Reports

2 The Role of the NCO 23

Brief History of the NCO Corps

Military History and NCO Leadership

NCO Induction Ceremony-Preserving the Tradition

3 NCO Responsibilities 32

Principal NCO Duties

The Chain of Command

The NCO Support Channel

The NCO and the Officer

Precedence and Relative Rank

4 Leadership 41

New Directions in Leadership Doctrine

Leading Soldiers in the Twenty-first Century

Soldier Team Development

Leading Soldiers in Combat

Professional Ethics

Personal Conduct

5 Contemporary Leadership Issues 57

The Law of War

Rules of Engagement

Security

Fraternization

Equal Opportunity

Suicide Prevention

Extremism

Homosexuality

AIDS

The Environment

Media

6 Problem Solving and Counseling 69

Helping Your Soldiers Solve Their Problems

Leadership Counseling

Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Family Abuse

Absence Without Leave (AWOL) and Desertion

Part II Training Soldiers and Self

7 Training in Operational Assignments 82

Training for Full Spectrum Operations

Examples of Training Guidance

Noncommissioned Officer Development Program (NCODP)

Developing Individual Training Tasks

Identifying and Prioritizing Collective Tasks

Conducting the After Action Review

Marksmanship

8 Training at Service Schools 116

Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES)

Noncommissioned Officer Academies (NCOAS)

Functional Courses for NCOs

Specialized Courses for NCOs

Distance Learning

9 Self-Development 132

Setting Professional Goals

Army Continuing Education System (ACES)

College Degree Programs

Tuition Assistance Program

The GI Bill

A Final Thought on Education

Professional Reading and Writing

Personal Reference Library and Recommended Reading

Writing for Professional Development

The Army Online and the World Wide Web

Professional Associations

10 Personal Fitness Improvement 159

The Army Physical Fitness Program

The Four FITT Principles-Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type

Design an Individual Fitness Program

The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)

Weight Control

Part III Quick Reference

11 Administration, Logistics, and Maintenance 176

Personnel Administration

Basic References

Safety and Risk Management

NCO Safety Program

Supply

Maintenance and the NCO

12 Assignments 192

The Enlisted Personnel Assignment System

Communicating With Human Resources Command

Manning Strategies

Career Development Program Assignments

Overseas Service

Sponsorship

Orientation Program

13 Evaluation and Management Systems 212

The NCO Evaluation Reporting System

Evaluation Report Redress Program (APPEALS)

The Qualitative Management Program (QMP)

14 Promotion and Reduction 225

The System

Your Key to Success

Reevaluation

Removal From Promotion List

Personnel on Temporary Duty

Reassignment Before Promotion

Reclassification of PMOS

Senior NCO/DA Selection Boards

Additional Information

Reductions in Grade

15 Pay and Entitlements 249

Pay and Allowances

Other Pay

Allowances

Bonuses

Benefits and Entitlements

Identification Cards

Leaves and Passes

16 Uniforms, Insignia, and Personal Appearance 271

Wearing the Uniform

Wearing of Headgear

Uniform Appearance

Classification of Service and Utility Field Uniforms

Men's Army Service Uniform (Blue)

Women's Army Service Uniform (Blue)

Army Dress Blue Uniform (Men and Women)

Work and Duty Uniforms

Optional Uniforms

Distinctive Uniform Items

Personal Appearance

Sources

17 Awards and Decorations 294

Recommendations

Criteria

Precedence

Wearing of Medals and Ribbons

U.S. Army and Department of Defense Unit Awards

U.S. Service Medals

Non-U.S. Service Medals

Foreign Individual Awards

U.S. Army Badges and Tabs

Combat and Special Skill Badges

Marksmanship Badges and Tabs

Identification Badges

Appurtenances

Service Ribbons

Miniature Medals

Lapel Buttons

Gold Star Lapel Pin

Certificates and Letters

18 Military and Social Customs 323

Etiquette

Saluting

Forms of Address

Bugle Calls

Social Functions

Types of Functions

Flags, Flag Customs, and Flag Ceremonies

Survivor Assistance and Honoring the Dead

Body Escort Detail

19 Military Justice 342

Nonjudicial Punishment

Courts-Martial

Sources

20 Personal Affairs 354

Important Personal Records

Housing

Ownership of Property

Income Taxes

Agencies and People That Can Help

Medical Insurance-TRICARE

Long-Term Care

21 Separation, Discharge, and Retirement 370

Separations

Discharges

Transition Activities

Retirement

Veterans' Rights and Benefits

Sources

Index 389

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