The Noncommissioned Officer Guide - Army Rank-Up

What Training Circular (TC) covers The Noncommissioned Officer Guide?
TC 7-22.7
Who wrote the Blue Book that laid the foundation for the Army’s organization? (Regulations for the ORDER and DISCIPLINE of the Troops of the United States)?
Prussian General Baron von Steuben
Who is known as "The Backbone of the Army?"
Noncommissioned Officer
What is a Noncommissioned Officer (NCO)?
An NCO is one with a level of command authority, but did not hold an officer’s commission.
What are the six major topic areas of NCO Common Core Competencies?
  1. Readiness: fitness, equipment maintenance, resiliency, medical, and financial
  2. Leadership: intent-driven decisions, execute and conduct complex operation
  3. Training Management: plan, prepare, execute, and assess
  4. Communication: lead, supervise, counsel, coach, mentor
  5. Operations: decision making and decentralized execution
  6. Program Management: managing Army programs
Who is the senior NCO at the platoon level and primary advisor to the Platoon Leader?
Sergeant First Class (SFC)
They lead squads and sections and is a critical link in the NCO support channel?
Staff Sergeant (SSG)
They lead teams as part of a squad, crew or section and is the first line of the NCO Support Channel?
Sergeant (SGT)
They are the base of the NCO ranks, serving as leader of the smallest Army units, principally; teams leaders?
Corporal (CPL)
What is the NCO Support Channel?
It is a channel of communications and supervision from the Command Sergeant Major (CSM), to 1SG and then to other NCOs and enlisted personnel of the unit
What is the NCOs approach to leadership?
To take charge, build the team, and accomplish the mission
What a NCO must Be, Know, Do?
  1. BE:
    1. Physically fit and mentally tough
    2. Role Model (words and deeds)
    3. Candid, Competent, Courageous, and Committed.
    4. Tactically and Technically Proficient
  2. KNOW:
    1. Your Soldier
    2. Yourself
    3. Mission and unit capabilities
    4. Operating environment
  3. DO:
    1. What is right morally and ethically
    2. Decisive
    3. Develop seniors, peers, and subordinates
    4. Lead from the front
What are the 6 leadership styles?
  1. Authoritative, mobilizes people toward a vision
  2. Affiliative, creates harmony and emotional bond
  3. Democratic, forges consus through participation
  4. Coaching, develops people for the future
  5. Pacesetting, sets high standards for performance
  6. Coercive, demand immediate compliance
As a NCO, you have duties and responsibilities that you must accomplish. These duties include:
  1. Specified duties, related to jobs and positions, MOS related duties
  2. Directed duties, issued by superiors orally or in writing
  3. Implied duties, duties may not be written, may not be related to the MOS
What affects which actions leaders take?
The situation
It generates a shared understanding and situational awareness, ensures more than the simple transmission of information?
Communication
What are the three levels of leadership in the Army?
  1. Direct leadership: ie. first-line
  2. Organizational leadership: leads various organizations that make up the larger organization.
  3. Strategic leadership: include military and civilian leaders
It is the process used by leaders to guide subordinates to improve performance and develop their potential?
Counselling
What is the most important thing the Army does to prepare for operations?
Training
What training is a training targeted on unit mission-essential task (MET) and weapons proficiency?
Battle-focused training
What are the Army’s Principles of Training?
  1. Train as you fight.
  2. Train to standard.
  3. Train to sustain.
  4. Train to maintain.
What are the three training domains?
  1. Institutional: Army centers/schools (ie. BLC)
  2. Operational: training activities that unit leaders schedule (ie. LTT)
  3. Self-development: planned and goal-oriented learning (ie. DLC)
What is the Army’s approach to command and control that empowers subordinate decision making and decentralized execution appropriate to the situation?
Mission Command
What is the foundation principle of Mission Command?
Competence
What is gained by competent leaders, subordinates, and peers.
Mutual trust
It succinctly describes what constitutes success for the operation?
Commanders intent
The commander’s intent consists of:
  1. The operation's purpose.
  2. Key tasks (may be the source of implied tasks).
  3. Conditions that define the end state.
What are Troop Leading Procedures (TLPs)?
  1. Receive the Mission.
  2. Issue a warning order.
  3. Make a tentative plan.
  4. Start necessary movement.
  5. Conduct reconnaissance.
  6. Complete the plan.
  7. Issue the Operations Order.
  8. Supervise and refine.
What is the exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over assigned and attached forces in the accomplishment of mission?
Command and Control (C2)
What is the authority that a commander in the armed forces lawfully exercises over subordinates by virtue of rank or assignment?
Command
It is the regulation of forces and warfighting functions to accomplish the mission in accordance with the commander’s intent?
Control
What are the two characteristics that enhance the relationship between officers and NCOs?
Mutual trust and common goals

Terms List

1: What Training Circular (TC) covers The Noncommissioned Officer Guide?
2: Who wrote the Blue Book that laid the foundation for the Army’s organization? (Regulations for the ORDER and DISCIPLINE of the Troops of the United States)?
3: Who is known as "The Backbone of the Army?"
4: What is a Noncommissioned Officer (NCO)?
5: What are the six major topic areas of NCO Common Core Competencies?
6: Who is the senior NCO at the platoon level and primary advisor to the Platoon Leader?
7: They lead squads and sections and is a critical link in the NCO support channel?
8: They lead teams as part of a squad, crew or section and is the first line of the NCO Support Channel?
9: They are the base of the NCO ranks, serving as leader of the smallest Army units, principally; teams leaders?
10: What is the NCO Support Channel?
11: What is the NCOs approach to leadership?
12: What a NCO must Be, Know, Do?
13: What are the 6 leadership styles?
14: As a NCO, you have duties and responsibilities that you must accomplish. These duties include:
15: What affects which actions leaders take?
16: It generates a shared understanding and situational awareness, ensures more than the simple transmission of information?
17: What are the three levels of leadership in the Army?
18: It is the process used by leaders to guide subordinates to improve performance and develop their potential?
19: What is the most important thing the Army does to prepare for operations?
20: What training is a training targeted on unit mission-essential task (MET) and weapons proficiency?
21: What are the Army’s Principles of Training?
22: What are the three training domains?
23: What is the Army’s approach to command and control that empowers subordinate decision making and decentralized execution appropriate to the situation?
24: What is the foundation principle of Mission Command?
25: hat is gained by competent leaders, subordinates, and peers.
26: It succinctly describes what constitutes success for the operation?
27: The commander’s intent consists of:
28: What are Troop Leading Procedures (TLPs)?
29: What is the exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over assigned and attached forces in the accomplishment of mission?
30: What is the authority that a commander in the armed forces lawfully exercises over subordinates by virtue of rank or assignment?
31: It is the regulation of forces and warfighting functions to accomplish the mission in accordance with the commander’s intent?
32: What are the two characteristics that enhance the relationship between officers and NCOs?