NCOs looking for answers to their questions about Army talent management will have a chance to participate in the third NCO Professional Development Town Hall on Thursday, Nov. 3.
Thousands of NCOs participated in the first two town halls in March and June, watching live and asking questions in chat rooms and through social media. In an effort to allow even more participation, Thursday’s town hall has been moved to an earlier time. NCOs may tune in from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT at www.tradoc.army.mil/watch. The chat room at the same web address opens at 11 a.m.
NCOs may send their talent management questions to Army leaders who will be staffing the chat room, or to TRADOC’s Facebook or Twitter page using #TRADOCtownhall.
Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, command sergeant major of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, began the town halls as a way to communicate to the force the changes being made to NCO professional development. Davenport wrote last week that the third town hall is meant to help answer the question, “How do I get ahead in the Army?”
“During the town hall, you’ll have an opportunity to learn about commissioning programs like ROTC, West Point, Officer Candidate School and Warrant Officer Candidate School,” Davenport wrote on his news blog at tradocnews.org. “The experts joining us come from the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Department of the Army G-1 and TRADOC G-1, and they are going to share with you their experience and knowledge about the various programs available to help you get ahead.
“What will you do with this information once you have it?” Davenport wrote. “Will you take charge of your career and start making decisions based on your ability and potential, or will you settle and put your career in someone else’s hands? The opportunity for you to ask and to be heard is being presented. I challenge you to take advantage.”