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E-5 Promotion Board (ARMY)
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Chp 1- When did NCO History Begin?
14 June 1775
American NCO is a blend of what Armies?
French, British, and Prussian
Who standardized NCO duties? How?
Inspector General Fredich Von Steuben wrote "Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the US" aka The Blue Book
Early on what did the Enlisted Ranks consist of?
Corporals, Sergeants, 1SG, Quartermaster Sergeants, Sergeant Major
How were NCO's promoted in WWII?
By the Regimental Commander
When did the War Department officially recognize the NCO Chevrons?
What year did the chevron insignia have a direction change?
What was written to formalize training of NCO's? When?
"The Abstracts of Infantry Tactics" 1829
How did the definition of war transform during the civil war?
War is conceptual and embodies 3 different aspects to include: Military, Economics, and Political means
What AR covers guidelines for NCOES?
What year was the first SMA inducted? Who?
Former SMA William Wooldridge in 1966
Army Command Policy is covered in what AR?
influencing others by providing purpose, direction, and motivation.
What is BE, KNOW, DO?
"Be, know, do" is a conceptual notion that refers to the attributes of a leader's character and moral compass and that the leader has knowledge and skill to influence others with while doing things that are coherent with his/her values to accomplish the mission.
Duty is a legal and moral obligation. What are the 3 types of duties?
Specified, Directed, and Implied
What is a specified duty?
Duties that are specific to rank or position. I.e.,AR 600-20 states that NCOs' duties include the maintaining of soldiers cleanliness and personal appearance or daily quarters inspection.
What is a directed duty?
Duties that are given orally or written. I.e., CQ
What is an implied duty?
They improve the quality of the job. I.e., In ranks inspection.
Responsibility is being accountable for what you did or didn't do. What are 2 types of responsibility?
Command Responsibility and Individual Responsibility.
What is Command Responsibility?
CR refers to the collective accomplishments of a unit; it reflects the overall performance of the unit.
What is Individual Responsibility?
IR refers to the actions of each individuals; furthermore, how each individual is responsible for his/her actions and how they affect the team and the force.
Military related authority originates in congress. What is Authority?
Authority is the right to direct soldiers to do certain things. "legitimate power"
What are the 3 types of Authority?
Command Authority, Delegated Authority, and General Military Authority
What is Command Authority?
Command Authority is authority by virtue of rank or assignment. E.g., interim 1SG who ranks SFC
What is Delegated Authority?
Delegated Authority enhances organizational endeavors. E.g., Co. CMDR --> NCO
What is General Military Authority?
GMA is the taking appropriate actions in the absence of orders. (on or off duty) E.g., I'm off duty and notice a solider in uniform walking and talking on his mobile. I should do an on-the-spot correction as it is my duty and authority [GMA].
What are 2 types of Inspections?
In-ranks and In-quaters
What are PCCs / PCIs?
Pre-combat checks and Pre-combat inspections
8 Troop Leading procedures?
Receive the mission, Issue the warno, initiate Movement, Make a tentative plan, do a leaders Recon, Issue OPORD, Supervise and Refine the plan
What are the stages of Team Building?
Formation, Enrichment, and Sustainment.
What happens in the Formation stage team building?
Reality of the uncertainty of war and the adjustment of being away from family.
What happens in the Enrichment stage of team building?
Knowing who is in charge, the building of trust through accepting the way things are done, and learning how to survive on the battlefield.
What happens in the Sustainment stage of Team building?
Build pride through extracurricular social activities, trust others and assist other team members.
What is Battle-focused training?
Training that is relevant to wartime experiences.
What is METL? What does it outline?
Mission Essential Task List is simply a list of the most critical actions that a unit must be capable of executing in a wartime mission.
What is Sergeant's Time Training?
STT is a time set aside for NCO's to conduct training. It is planned, conducted, and evaluated by NCO's. It differs from hip-pocket training in that it is more formalized and requires adequate planning.
What is opportunity training?
Opportunity Training is better known as "Hip Pocket" training. It is less formalized than STT and requires less planning.
What are drills?
Drills are simply standardized ways of doing something.
What are 2 types of drills?
Battle Drills and Crew Drills
What are Battle Drills?
Are trained responses to enemy actions or leaders orders.
What are Crew Drills?
Are trained actions of crews in regards to a weapons system.
What are AAR's?
After Action Reviews are implemented to improve training and are not critiques. It consists of what happened, what was suppose to happen, improvements and sustainments.
How does STT support METL?
STT facilitates critical tasks that support the company METL.
In addition to CO & BN training meetings, there should be plt level training meeting. Who is involved in plt level training meeting? Substance?
Plt Leader, Plt Sgt, and SQ-L.. Topics include: squad training assessments, plt leader's assessment, future training exercises, command guidance
Why do leaders counsel?
It is their duty to counsel and develop soldiers.
What makes a counseling effective?
The counseling has to be straightforward and honest. Furthermore, it has to be organized and specific to one soldier. Not a "cookie-cutter" counseling.
What are characteristics of a good counseling?
Having purpose, identifying short-comings and strengths, a realistic plan of action, and follow-up to assess the POA.
What are ways to improve a counseling?
Ensuring that counseling programs consists of 4 parts: Educational and training (NCODP), experience, sustained support from leaders (conducting spot checks on counseling sessions), lastly, accountability (ensuring that NCO's are conducting counselings to the standards)
What are the four stages of counseling?
Identify the need, prepare, conduct, and follow-up.
What is counseling?
It is a medium used to help soldiers deal with issues as well as enhance professional development.
What is mentoring?
Mentorship is a voluntary professional relationship between a leader and subordinate. Mentorship enhances developmental growth of counseling.
How does mentorship enhance the developmental growth of soldiers?
Because there is a high degree of trust and respect.
STT book should contain what?
Task, Conditions, Standards
METL & visitor sign-in roster
HELP! I am transitioning to civilian life, what resource is available for me?
Army Career and Alumni Program (ACAP)-- helps soldier to transition by allowing them to build resumes, attend job fairs and a transitioning plan.
HELP! I am not being treated fairly at work and I feel discriminated against. What can I do?
AR 600-20 outlines the Equal Opportunity Program (EO) see your EO rep for steps on filing a complaint. EO seeks to sustain a peaceful, positive, and equal work environment.
Distinguish EO & EEO
EO speaks to Soldiers where as EEO (equal employment opportunities) is to protect DA civilians.
HELP! I would like to start college courses. What are the steps?
ACS (Army Community Services) offers ACES (Army Continuing Education System) will give you specific information. I can tell you it will require registering with goarmyed.com .
HELP! I drink too much and would like to stop. What do I do?
ACS offers ASAP (Army Substance Abuse Program) You may refer yourself or the commander can refer you. ASAP will evaluate you for substance abuse and go from there.
HELP! I just got to Ft. Bragg and I have no money. Can you help me?
I can contact my first line supervisor to pursue an AER loan. (Army Emergency Relief)
HELP! I PCS to Ft. Hood in 3wks and I need help transitioning there. Can someone help me there?
Yes, the Army Sponsorship Program can help you with housing, schools for your kids, and other areas of interest. The commander of the receiving unit will appoint you a sponsor.
HELP! What else can Army Sponsorship do for me leaving ft bragg?
Refer to AR 600-8-8, it can also assist in out processing.
HELP! I'm a single soldier and I need something to do.
Hey, have you heard of BOSS? Better opportunity for single soldiers provides recreational activities and overall help improve the QOL for single soldiers.
Help! We have a soldier named John Joe who mother has passed. We would like to get this message to him. Through which organization was this message sent?
ARC American Red Cross, provides emergency communication services as well as emergency financial services for soldiers after-hours.
Help! I am an Army Spouse who would like to voice my opinions on how the unit is affecting my family. Also to provide possible solutions. What can I do?
AFAP (Army Family Action Plan) is a medium that allows family members and subordinates to communicate ways to allow the commander to gauge satisfaction.
Name some readings
John Keegan; The Face of War
Sun Tzu; The Art of War
William Coheen; Wisdom of the Generals
army.mil/usar for Reserve
Just a few
NCO Induction Ceremony:
Is used to welcome new NCOs to the corps. It consists of two parts; formal and informal. Formal during business hours and informal after hours. The informal consists a synopsis of NCO history, citing of the NCO creed, reintroduction of the inductee, and socialization.
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