Military Review English Edition September-October 2014 - Page 12

Spc. Amber Leach, Combat Camera Afghanistan Noncommissioned Officers and Mission Command Systems The final piece of mission command that NCOs need to understand is the mission command system, consisting of personnel, networks, information systems, processes, procedures, facilities, and equipment. The key to each commander’s system is personnel—the human factor. Personnel. For a mission command system to be successful, the right personnel with the right training must be in the right jobs. Commanders rely on subject matter experts for information they need to exercise mission comU.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia Vimoto, 1st Cavalry Division, speaks to soldiers in Afghanmand, and NCOs at every level istan, 18 January 2012. share the responsibility to ensure about all aspects of the organization or mission, allowthe personnel in their organizations are properly ing commanders to see their organizations and make trained and assigned. accurate assessments and adjustments as necessary. In Sergeants major and senior, mid-grade, and firstthis manner, NCOs enable mission command. line leaders continuously assess the training, educaDeveloping teams and informing and influencing tion, and experience of their soldiers to ensure they audiences. Sergeants major and other NCO 2B