NCO Guide

ISBN-10: 0811736148

ISBN-13: 9780811736145

Edition: 9th 2010

Authors: Robert S. Rush

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Retired Command Sergeant Major Robert S. Rushs guide for the U.S. Army noncomissioned officer is updated and revised for 2010. Updates in the ninth edition include a revised section on leadership, new information about continuing education and training available to NCOs, and updated references to Army publications following the new system. The guide is an excellent resource for an NCO, covering training, military justice, promotions, benefits, counseling soldiers, physical fitness, regulations, and other things every NCO needs to know.
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List price: $19.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Publication date: 6/18/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Leading Soldiers
America's Army at War
Duty, Integrity, Honesty, Compassion: The Army's NCO Corps
Army Roles, Missions, and Functions
Current Trends in the Army
New Threats
Country and Region Reports
The Role of the NCO
Brief History of the NCO Corps
Military History and NCO Leadership
NCO Induction Ceremony-Preserving the Tradition
NCO Responsibilities
Principal NCO Duties
The Chain of Command
The NCO Support Channel
The NCO and the Officer
Precedence and Relative Rank
New Directions in Leadership Doctrine
Leading Soldiers in the Twenty-first Century
Soldier Team Development
Leading Soldiers in Combat
Professional Ethics
Personal Conduct
Contemporary Leadership Issues
The Law of War
Rules of Engagement
Equal Opportunity
Suicide Prevention
The Environment
Problem Solving and Counseling
Helping Your Soldiers Solve Their Problems
Leadership Counseling
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Family Abuse
Absence Without Leave (AWOL) and Desertion
Training Soldiers and Self
Training in Operational Assignments
Training for Full Spectrum Operations
Examples of Training Guidance
Noncommissioned Officer Development Program (NCODP)
Developing Individual Training Tasks
Identifying and Prioritizing Collective Tasks
Conducting the After Action Review
Training at Service Schools
Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES)
Noncommissioned Officer Academies (NCOAS)
Functional Courses for NCOs
Specialized Courses for NCOs
Distance Learning
Setting Professional Goals
Army Continuing Education System (ACES)
College Degree Programs
Tuition Assistance Program
The GI Bill
A Final Thought on Education
Professional Reading and Writing
Personal Reference Library and Recommended Reading
Writing for Professional Development
The Army Online and the World Wide Web
Professional Associations
Personal Fitness Improvement
The Army Physical Fitness Program
The Four FITT Principles-Frequency, Intensity, Time, and Type
Design an Individual Fitness Program
The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT)
Weight Control
Quick Reference
Administration, Logistics, and Maintenance
Personnel Administration
Basic References
Safety and Risk Management
NCO Safety Program
Maintenance and the NCO
The Enlisted Personnel Assignment System
Communicating With Human Resources Command
Manning Strategies
Career Development Program Assignments
Overseas Service
Orientation Program
Evaluation and Management Systems
The NCO Evaluation Reporting System
Evaluation Report Redress Program (APPEALS)
The Qualitative Management Program (QMP)
Promotion and Reduction
The System
Your Key to Success
Removal From Promotion List
Personnel on Temporary Duty
Reassignment Before Promotion
Reclassification of PMOS
Senior NCO/DA Selection Boards
Additional Information
Reductions in Grade
Pay and Entitlements
Pay and Allowances
Other Pay
Benefits and Entitlements
Identification Cards
Leaves and Passes
Uniforms, Insignia, and Personal Appearance
Wearing the Uniform
Wearing of Headgear
Uniform Appearance
Classification of Service and Utility Field Uniforms
Men's Army Service Uniform (Blue)
Women's Army Service Uniform (Blue)
Army Dress Blue Uniform (Men and Women)
Work and Duty Uniforms
Optional Uniforms
Distinctive Uniform Items
Personal Appearance
Awards and Decorations
Wearing of Medals and Ribbons
U.S. Army and Department of Defense Unit Awards
U.S. Service Medals
Non-U.S. Service Medals
Foreign Individual Awards
U.S. Army Badges and Tabs
Combat and Special Skill Badges
Marksmanship Badges and Tabs
Identification Badges
Service Ribbons
Miniature Medals
Lapel Buttons
Gold Star Lapel Pin
Certificates and Letters
Military and Social Customs
Forms of Address
Bugle Calls
Social Functions
Types of Functions
Flags, Flag Customs, and Flag Ceremonies
Survivor Assistance and Honoring the Dead
Body Escort Detail
Military Justice
Nonjudicial Punishment
Personal Affairs
Important Personal Records
Ownership of Property
Income Taxes
Agencies and People That Can Help
Medical Insurance-TRICARE
Long-Term Care
Separation, Discharge, and Retirement
Transition Activities
Veterans' Rights and Benefits
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