Military Review English Edition September-October 2014 - Page 7

INSIGHT U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Shelby Johnson, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, scans the horizon, 18 November 2013, during a dismounted patrol from Forward Operating Base Torkham to an Afghan Border Police checkpoint near the village of Goloco. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO) Noncommissioned Officers and Mission Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Eger, U.S. Army Sgt. Maj. Dennis A. Eger is the senior enlisted advisor for the Mission Command Center of Excellence at Fort Leavenworth, Kan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and a master’s degree in human resource management. His previous assignments include Fort Hood, Fort Huachuca, Korea, and Belgium. Sgt. Maj. Eger deployed twice to Iraq and once to Afghanistan. A rmy leadership recognizes the importance of forces being grounded in doctrine; doctrine contains the fundamental guiding principles for conducting current operations. Soldiers, on the other hand, may feel that the ideas in doctrine are theoretical and not applicable to their MILITARY REVIEW  September-October 2014 everyday tasks. However, today doctrine is more accessible and relevant to soldiers than ever. Since 2011, an effort known as Doctrine 2015 has been guiding a major reorganization and rewriting of Army doctrine to make it more useful to the force.1 Not only has the content of doctrine been updated, 5