Military Review English Edition September-October 2014 - Page 4

F E AT U R E S 5 Noncommissioned Officers and Mission Command 24 Building Partnership Capacity 101 The New Jordan Armed Forces Noncommissioned Officer Corps Sgt. Maj. Dennis Eger, U.S. Army The senior enlisted advisor for the Mission Command Center of Excellence highlights the need for noncommissioned officers at every level to understand the doctrinal concepts of mission command because they have a primary role in its success. 12 U.S. Army Physical Readiness Training Protocols Col. Joseph Rank, U.S. Army, and Lt. Col. Bill Saba, U.S. Army The authors outline the steps used to stand up a noncommissioned officer corps in Jordan and the thought process behind each decision. 36 NCO 2020 Capt. Nathan Showman, U.S. Army, and Phillip Henson, Ph.D. Two fitness experts discuss the Army’s physical fitness training and identify ways to improve physical training programs to better prepare soldiers for combat activities and lower their incidence of injuries. A Concept for Self-Paced Learning in the Noncommissioned Officer Education System Liston W. Bailey, Ph.D., and Ms. Tammy Bankus Two experts in education discuss the merits of including self-paced learning in the Army’s Noncommissioned Officer Education System to cut costs, enhance the quality of NCO educational experiences, and incorporate learning principles associated with the Army Learning Concept 2015. About the Cover Spc. Adam Christensen (left), the 2013 U.S. Army Soldier of the Year, stands with Sgt. 1st Class Jason Manella, the 2013 U.S. Army NCO of the Year, in front of the post flagpole, 23 November 2013, at Fort Lee, Va., where the 2013 Army Best Warrior Competition was held. (Photo by Meghan Portillo, NCO Journal) 2 September-October 2014  MILITARY REVIEW