Academic journal article Military Review

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Academic journal article Military Review

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Greetings, as the summer winds down and fall draws near, many are in the midst of moving, busy with back-to-school activities, or preparing for the cold months ahead. 'Military Review understands the challenges of finding spare time for activities such as reading, but we guarantee this edition is worth the read. Whether you peruse it online, read the journal found in your mailbox, or flip through a copy from one of the offices or stands across post, it is sure to pique your interest.

Despite work force and budget reductions, our Army is still focused on training and education at all levels. This is very evident in the submissions we received supporting our theme for this issue, soldier and noncommissioned officer development and leadership. We sent out requests across the Army for articles focused on the soldiers and NCOs, the backbone of the best Army in the world, and we were not disappointed.

In this edition, you will read Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Eger's insights on the NCO's role in mission command and why it is important that NCOs at all levels understand and support this doctrinal concept. You will also find an article on how NCO self-paced learning can cut costs and enhance the quality of NCO educational experiences. In another, two fitness experts provide some recommendations on ways to improve physical training programs to better prepare soldiers for combat and reduce the number of injuries across the force.

One of the highlights of this issue is the announcement of the winners of the Gen. William E. DePuy writing competition. Thank you to all the brave authors who submitted their essays and to our judges; the competition was pretty stiff this year. …

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