ROLE OF THE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER. Combined Arms Center Command Sergeant Major Dave Bruner. Background. AGENDA. Role of the NCO. Duty Description of the NCO. Duties and Responsibilities. Communication. NCO role in transformation. Deployment/Combat Operations.
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ROLE OF THE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER Combined Arms Center Command Sergeant Major Dave Bruner
Background AGENDA Role of the NCO Duty Description of the NCO Duties and Responsibilities Communication NCO role in transformation Deployment/Combat Operations
The Combined Arms Center provides leadership and supervision for leader development and professional military and civilian education; institutional and collective training; functional training; training support; battle command; doctrine; lessons learned and specified areas the Commanding General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command designates in order to serve as a catalyst for change and to support developing relevant and ready expeditionary land formations with campaign qualities in support of the joint force commander. Combined Arms Center Mission Statement
The Commander exercises overall responsibility over assigned personnel and subordinate organizations to insure that assigned missions are accomplished in the most efficient and effective manner possible. The Command Sergeant Major, by tradition, is responsible for the conduct and development of enlisted Soldiers and non-commissioned officers across the Command. The CAC Chief of Staff manages and oversees the activities of a coordinating staff and a special staff. The coordinating staff is focused on policy and procedure development for the command; the special staff provides command-wide advice in specialized or technical areas. Major Subordinate Organizations carry out the majority of the functions assigned to the CAC Commander. In general, each is resourced for and focused on a core function and one or more specified functions. Schools, centers and specialized activities are spread across the country and are responsible for executing a portion of the CAC mission. In general, each of these organizations is responsible for the training of specific branch skills (such as “Infantry”) and serving as the Army’s functional expert in that area. In this regard, CAC is an integrator of specialized skills, on one hand, and an executor of common skills, on the other. Organizational Structure The Combined Arms Center is organized along four basic levels:
Battle Command Knowledge System (BCKS) Center for Army Leadership (CAL) Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) Combat Studies Institute (CSI) Combined Arms Center for Training (CAC-T) Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD) Current Force Integration Directorate (CFID) Military Review Training and Doctrine Command Program Integration Office/Battle Command (TPIO-BC) U.S. Army General and Staff College (CGSC) United States Army Electronic Warfare Proponent (USAEWP) United States Army Information Operations Proponent (USAIOP) Major Subordinate Organizations
Battle Command Collective Training Doctrine Development Functional Training Leader Development Lessons Learned Training Support Core Functions
Army Airspace Command & Control Army Modular Force Battle Command Knowledge System CBRNE Combat Training Centers Combined Arms Training Strategy Current Force Integration Directorate Electronic Warfare Information Operations Joint Operations Land WarNet Live, Virtual, Constructive Training Multinational Network Integration Personnel Recovery Professional Military Education Protection Recon, Surveillance, Target Acquisition Stability Operations United States Army Information Operations Proponent (USAIOP) Urban Operations Warrior Ethos Other Functions
Air Defense Center and School Armor Center Aviation Center Field Artillery Center and School Infantry Center Military Intelligence Center and School Maneuver Support Center Signal Center Chemical School Command and General Staff College Engineer School Military Police School Army Management Staff College Defense Language Institute Sergeant Major Academy United States Disciplinary Barracks Warrant Officer Career Course Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation Centers, Schools and Special Activities
The NCO Pentathlete The NCO Pentathlete is effective in any environment and proficient in all aspects of being a Soldier Vision An innovative, competent professional enlisted leader grounded in heritage, values, and tradition that embodies the Warrior Ethos; champions continuous learning; and is capable of leading, training, and motivating Soldiers. An adaptive leader who is proficient in joint and combined expeditionary warfare and continuous, simultaneous full spectrum operations, and resilient to uncertain and ambiguous environments. • The NCO must always: • Lead by example • Train from experience • Maintain and enforce standards • Take care of Soldiers • Adapt to a changing world Links future characteristics to NCO history How Soldiers view the Pentathlete • New path - moving ahead • Understands the whole • spectrum of operations • Effective in any environment • Adapts quickly transitions between • combat and non-combat roles • The NCO Pentathlete is a: • Critical & Creative Thinker • Warrior Leader • Leader Developer • Ambassador • Resource Manager
Pentathlete Characteristics Critical & Creative Thinker Warrior Leader • Effective in any environment • Understands whole spectrum of operations • Educated military & civilian • Proficient in all aspects of being a Soldier - • Warrior Ethos • Leads from the front - a leader 24/7 • Effective communicator • Creative-innovative-takes disciplined initiative • Flexible-adapts quickly to environment/situation • People/team oriented - builds effective teams • Physically fit and culturally aware • Decisive--confident & competent decision maker • Capable of using cognitive capacity skills and • strategies to achieve understanding and to • evaluate view points to solve problems • Sound judgment ability to think fast -- split-second • decisions under stress • Thinks outside the box • Understand 2nd & 3rd order impacts of decisions - • tactical decisions with strategic implications Leader Developer • Leads by example - standard bearer • Embraces personal and professional development • Encourages/guides development of subordinates • Creates positive learning environment • Competent trainer - teach Soldiers how to learn • Hungry for knowledge Ambassador • Ability to deal with various cultures - understands • other languages & cultures • Character-Army Values represents American and • Army values & culture to the World • Always respectful and understanding of Host • Nation values and culture • Interacts with people on the street - wins the • support and trust of the local population Resource Manager • Manages resources efficiently and effectively • Meets deadlines and suspense's • Gets things done - takes mission guidance - plans - • prepares and executes - accomplishes the mission • Influences acquisition and distribution of • resources
The level of authority and responsibility that our officers give us will be based on our demonstrated competence and performance Physical Condition….Be in excellent shape, lead from the front Military Bearing….Set the example (uniform, professionalism, saluting Military Courtesy….Mutual respect, treat Soldiers with dignity and respect Attention to Duty….Think of ways to better yourself, the unit and your Soldiers Role of the NCO The evolution and development of the NCO Corps started in 1775
Pride…If Soldiers don’t have pride, then more likely because the CoC. Develop Esprit De Corps, Unit history (make it part of training) Loyalty...It is an NCO Duty to tell his/her superiors the truth, once a decision is made the NCO’s execute Maintenance…Maintenance and accountability is an NCO responsibility. Use Fm’s/Tm’s…New equipment? Sense of humor…Enjoy what you do; Soldiers who enjoy their training will retain it Role of the NCO “The backbone of the Army is the noncommissioned [officer.]” Rudyard Kipling, The Eathen, 1896
IMPORTANCE OF STANDARDS-APPEARANCE/SALUTING ARE CORNER STONES TO DISCIPLINE WHAT ARE STANDARDS? WHAT IS NCOPD? - 1SG/CSM PAST TIME??? - HOW TO DO TRAINING - LEADERS NOTEBOOK - COUNSELING - NCOERS - AWARDS - REGULATIONS UDATES - READING LIST Role of the NCO “Noncommissioned officers are the standard bearers of our Army.” Gen Carl E. Vuono, Army Chief of Staff, 1987
SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY Integration of new Soldiers to the unit. Ensure that newly assigned enlisted personnel are instructed in military courtesy, customs of the service and command regulations or policies. Leadership…Always set the example and be fair. I believe that there are two reasons Soldiers fail at a task (lack of training & Motivation). Soldiers look to NCOs' for action and as a role model. “Lead your Soldiers and show you care”. Role of the NCO NCOs' don’t meet the standard they set it!
PROVIDE COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE TO SOLDIER’S (STAY IN YOUR LANE) VISITORS TO THE UNIT INSPECT DUTIES PERFORMED BY SUBORDINATE NCO’S NOTE DISCREPANCIES AND INITIATE APPROPRIATE CORRECTIVE INSTRUCTION OTHER DUTIES NCOES SPONSORSHIP (NEW SOLDIERS AND BATTLE BUDDIES) ANNUAL TRAINING EQUAL OPPORTUNITY Role of the NCO DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITEIS
HOW DO WE GROW LEADERS IN THE ARMY 3 STEP PROCESS.. (1) standards (2) put someone in charge (3) hold them accountable NCOs' ARE PRODUCT OF THAT PROCESS RESPONSIBILITIES MOST IMPORTANT IS ENFORCING STANDARDS AND WORK WITHIN / TOWARDS THE COMMANDERS INTENT BEING ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT YOU DO THERE IS ONLY ONE COMMANDER NCOs' ARE A FORCE MULTIPLIER Role of the NCO AUTHORITY?
• TEAM/SQUAD MTG • MEDIA • SPONSORSHIP • MEDPROS • PROMOTIONS • AWARDS • REENLISTMENT • SCHOOL SELECTION • NCO SUPPORT CHANNEL • WEIGHT CONTROL • COUNCILS/MEETINGS • PERSONNEL ACTIONS • NCOER • PAY • CAREER DEVELOPMENT • COUNSELING Role of the NCO ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS
• NEW SOLDIER INTEGRATION • DISTRACTIONS • FORCE PROTECTION • FM 7.0 & 7.1 • NCOES • RESOURCES • SERGEANT’S TIME • MENTORSHIP • NCOPD • COMMAND MAINTENANCE • TRAINING MEETINGS • PT • LEADER BOOKS • INDIVIDUAL AND SECTION • PREPARATION • LEVEL FOCUS • METL • OBSERVE/EVALUATE • SECTION CERTIFICATIONS Role of the NCO TRAINING AND MAINTENANCE
• APPEARANCE • SPOT CORRECTIONS • COUNSELING • COURTESY/RESPECT • DRILL AND CEREMONIES • CAMOUFLAGE • POLICE CALL • BILLETS • EXTRA DUTY • MOTORPOOL • TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS • SEPARATION • BLOTTER REPORTS • UCMJ • COURTS MARTIAL • SUSPENSION • LOR • STANDARDS Role of the NCO UNIT DISCIPLINE
• WORKING CONDITIONS • PROMOTIONS AND PAY • LEAVES AND PASSES • BOSS • SINGLE SOLDIER INITIATIVES • FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS • UNIT FUNCTIONS • RECOGNITION PROGRAMS • PREDICTABILITY • EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES • SPORTS PROGRAM • DINING FACILITIES • STAYING INFORMED • NCO/SOY • FAMILY TIME • AUDIE MURPHY • LIVING CONDITIONS • MWR ACTIVITIES Role of the NCO MORALE AND WELFARE
PREDEPLOYMENT DEPLOYMENT ON THE BATTLEFIELD SUSTAINED OPERATIONS REDEPLOYMENT RESETTING THE FORCE LEADING CHANGE Role of the NCO COMBAT/TRANSFORMATION
WE ARE AN ARMY AT WAR… FOR NOW WE ARE UNITS IN COMBAT OR PREPARING TO GO TO COMBAT FOCUS ON GETTING OUT THE DOOR SOLDIERS SRP WEAPONS PROFICIENCY WARRIOR TASKS/DRILLS MRE SKILLS EQUIPMENT READINESS / SERVICEABILITY FAMILY FRGs BUILDING THE TEAM Role of the NCO COMBAT
WHERE IS NCO IN COMBAT? DEPENDS WHERE IS NEEDED? BEFORE THE FIGHT-INSPECTING DEFENSIVE POSITIONS/INSPECTING PRECOMBAT CHECKS/WATCHING OVER THE SLICE UNITS DURING-BREECH SITE/CASUALTY COLLECTION POINT/OVERWATCH OF EMERGENCY RESUPPLY/FLANK SECURITY/NET COMO AFTER-GENERATING COMBAT POWER/RESETTING THE FORCE • GARRISON TO GARRISON OPERATIONS • MAKE THE ROUTINE-ROUTINE Role of the NCO COMBAT
Role of the NCO QUESTIONS?
Role of the NCO“LEADERSHIP” A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. In the end, leaders are much like eagles; they don’t flock together you find them one at a time.