The topic that prompted the most discussion — and the most anxiety — at last month’s State of NCO Development Town Hall 2 wasn’t even directly on the agenda. What had Soldiers most worried was the NCO Professional Military Education’s new emphasis on writing.
With Structured Self-Development and other Professional Military Education courses now a requirement for promotion, Soldiers expressed concerns about course capacity, opportunity for fast-trackers and consequences for failure to meet requirements during Training and Doctrine Command’s State of NCO Development Town Hall 2.
Adjustments to the NCO Educational System aren’t just about changing professional military education expectations and opportunities for enlisted personnel. They’re part of a larger effort by the Army to align education at every level. That alignment is happening under the Army University.
Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport, command sergeant major of Training and Doctrine Command, detailed progress in several aspects of the NCO 2020 Strategy and Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development during the second State of NCO Development town hall June 23. But he mentioned several other initiatives that Soldiers should watch for.
Training and Doctrine Command’s second State of NCO Development Town Hall kicked off June 23 with a tighter focus and a new format. This one emphasized leader development, which TRADOC Command Sgt. Maj. David Davenport calls “Line of Effort 1” of the NCO 2020 Strategy.
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s second State of NCO Development Town Hall kicked off June 23 with a focus on the first line of effort of the NCO 2020 Strategy, Leader Development.