I had the privilege yesterday to participate in a truly great experience and conversation about significant changes underway for educating and training the Army’s noncommissioned officer corps.
This was the first time a panel discussion at an AUSA conference focused exclusively on NCOs, and it provided a great opportunity to share information on what I think are revolutionary changes, not evolutionary changes, to how the Army will train adaptive and innovative Soldiers who can thrive in any operational environment.
I encourage every member of our noncommissioned corps to watch this entire video. There is information that is directly relevant and important to your career, and is valuable professional development to all the Soldiers in your formation.
We had some really heavy hitters and experts participate such as former Sgt. Maj. of the Army Kenneth Preston and former TRADOC CSM John Sparks, along with FORSCOM CSM Scott Schroeder; AMC CSM James Sims and Mike Stanka from RDECOM. There is information on S.T.E.P., Army University, promotion boards, and broadening assignments.
We will add the slides from the presentation to the blog, too.
Victory Starts Here!
– CSM D.
NCOs Operating in a Complex World: Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport, Sr., U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, leads a discussion on significant changes to noncommissioned officer education. The panel’s moderator was former Sgt. Maj. of the Army A Kenneth O. Preston. Panelists include: Retired Command Sgt. Maj. John Sparks, TRADOC; Command Sgt. Maj. Scott Schroeder, U.S. Army Forces Command; Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims, U.S. Army Materiel Command; Michael Stanka, Army Materiel Command.