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ROLE OF THE

NONCOMMISSIONED
OFFICER

Combined Arms Center


Command Sergeant Major
Dave Bruner

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


AGENDA

Background

Role of the NCO


Duty Description of the NCO
Duties and Responsibilities

Communication

NCO role in transformation

Deployment/Combat Operations

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


WHO AM I?

• Illinois Born
• Boy Scout
• AA – Supervision/Management/Education
• BS – Pyshogiogy/Socialogy
• Infantry (ABN, AAS, MECH)
• Special Forces – 1989
• Joint Staff – 2000
• Commandant NCOA
• USAJFKSWCS CSM
• Military education includes all levels of the Noncommissioned
Officer Education System, Air Assault School, Rigger School,
Sniper School, Airborne and Jumpmaster Schools, Battle Staff,
Ranger School, Special Forces Assessment and Selection, and
Special Forces Qualification Course.

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Combined Arms Center
Mission Statement
The Combined Arms Center provides leadership and
supervision for leader development and professional military
and civilian education; institutional and collective training;
functional training; training support; battle command;
doctrine; lessons learned and specified areas the Commanding
General, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command
designates in order to serve as a catalyst for change and to
support developing relevant and ready expeditionary land
formations with campaign qualities in support of the joint
force commander.

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


CAC - An Engine of Change

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Organizational
Structure
The Combined Arms Center is organized along
four basic levels:
 The Commander exercises overall responsibility over assigned personnel and subordinate
organizations to insure that assigned missions are accomplished in the most efficient and
effective manner possible. The Command Sergeant Major, by tradition, is responsible for the
conduct and development of enlisted Soldiers and non-commissioned officers across the
Command.
 The CAC Chief of Staff manages and oversees the activities of a coordinating staff and a
special staff. The coordinating staff is focused on policy and procedure development for the
command; the special staff provides command-wide advice in specialized or technical areas.
 Major Subordinate Organizations carry out the majority of the functions assigned to the
CAC Commander. In general, each is resourced for and focused on a core function and one
or more specified functions.
 Schools, centers and specialized activities are spread across the country and are responsible
for executing a portion of the CAC mission. In general, each of these organizations is
responsible for the training of specific branch skills (such as “Infantry”) and serving as the
Army’s functional expert in that area. In this regard, CAC is an integrator of specialized
skills, on one hand, and an executor of common skills, on the other.

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Major Subordinate Organizations

• Battle Command Knowledge System (BCKS)


• Center for Army Leadership (CAL)
• Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL)
• Combat Studies Institute (CSI)
• Combined Arms Center for Training (CAC-T)
• Combined Arms Doctrine Directorate (CADD)
• Current Force Integration Directorate (CFID)
• Military Review
• Training and Doctrine Command Program Integration Office/Battle
Command (TPIO-BC)
• U.S. Army General and Staff College (CGSC)
• United States Army Electronic Warfare Proponent (USAEWP)
• United States Army Information Operations Proponent (USAIOP)

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Core Functions

• Battle Command
• Collective Training
• Doctrine Development
• Functional Training
• Leader Development
• Lessons Learned
• Training Support

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Other Functions

• Army Airspace Command & Control


• Army Modular Force
• Battle Command Knowledge System
• CBRNE
• Combat Training Centers
• Combined Arms Training Strategy
• Current Force Integration Directorate
• Electronic Warfare
• Information Operations
• Joint Operations
• Land WarNet
• Live, Virtual, Constructive Training
• Multinational
• Network Integration
• Personnel Recovery
• Professional Military Education
• Protection
• Recon, Surveillance, Target Acquisition
• Stability Operations
• United States Army Information Operations Proponent (USAIOP)
• Urban Operations
• Warrior Ethos

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Centers, Schools and Special Activities

• Air Defense Center and School


• Armor Center
• Aviation Center
• Field Artillery Center and School
• Infantry Center
• Military Intelligence Center and School
• Maneuver Support Center
• Signal Center
• Chemical School
• Command and General Staff College
• Engineer School
• Military Police School
• Army Management Staff College
• Defense Language Institute
• Sergeant Major Academy
• United States Disciplinary Barracks
• Warrant Officer Career Course
• Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


The NCO Pentathlete
The NCO Pentathlete is effective in any environment and proficient in all aspects of being a Soldier

Vision
An innovative, competent professional enlisted leader grounded
in heritage, values, and tradition that embodies the Warrior
Ethos; champions continuous learning; and is capable of
leading, training, and motivating Soldiers. An adaptive leader
who is proficient in joint and combined expeditionary warfare
and continuous, simultaneous full spectrum operations, and
resilient to uncertain and ambiguous environments.

The NCO must always: Links future


• Lead by example characteristics to
• Train from experience NCO history

How Soldiers view the Pentathlete • Maintain and enforce standards


• Take care of Soldiers
• New path - moving ahead • Adapt to a changing world
The NCO Pentathlete is a:
• Understands the whole
• Critical & Creative Thinker
spectrum of operations • Warrior Leader
• Leader Developer
• Effective in any environment • Ambassador
• Resource Manager
• Adapts quickly transitions between
combat and non-combat roles Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner
Pentathlete Characteristics
Warrior Leader Critical & Creative Thinker
• Effective in any environment • Decisive--confident & competent decision maker
• Understands whole spectrum of operations • Capable of using cognitive capacity skills and
• Educated military & civilian strategies to achieve understanding and to
• Proficient in all aspects of being a Soldier - evaluate view points to solve problems
Warrior Ethos • Sound judgment ability to think fast -- split-second
• Leads from the front - a leader 24/7 decisions under stress
• Effective communicator • Thinks outside the box
• Creative-innovative-takes disciplined initiative • Understand 2nd & 3rd order impacts of decisions -
• Flexible-adapts quickly to environment/situation tactical decisions with strategic implications
• People/team oriented - builds effective teams
• Physically fit and culturally aware Leader Developer
• Leads by example - standard bearer
• Embraces personal and professional development
Ambassador • Encourages/guides development of subordinates
• Ability to deal with various cultures - understands • Creates positive learning environment
other languages & cultures • Competent trainer - teach Soldiers how to learn
• Character-Army Values represents American and • Hungry for knowledge
Army values & culture to the World
• Always respectful and understanding of Host Resource Manager
Nation values and culture • Manages resources efficiently and effectively
• Interacts with people on the street - wins the • Meets deadlines and suspense's
support and trust of the local population • Gets things done - takes mission guidance - plans -
prepares and executes - accomplishes the mission
• Influences acquisition and distribution of
resources

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
The evolution and development of the NCO Corps
started in 1775

 The level of authority and responsibility that our


officers give us will be based on our demonstrated
competence and performance
 Physical Condition….Be in excellent shape, lead
from the front
 Military Bearing….Set the example (uniform,
professionalism, saluting
 Military Courtesy….Mutual respect, treat Soldiers
with dignity and respect
 Attention to Duty….Think of ways to better
yourself, the unit and your Soldiers

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
“The backbone of the Army is the
noncommissioned [officer.]” Rudyard Kipling,
The Eathen, 1896

 Pride…If Soldiers don’t have pride, then


more likely because the CoC. Develop Esprit
De Corps, Unit history (make it part of
training)
 Loyalty...It is an NCO Duty to tell his/her
superiors the truth, once a decision is made
the NCO’s execute
 Maintenance…Maintenance and
accountability is an NCO responsibility. Use
Fm’s/Tm’s…New equipment?
 Sense of humor…Enjoy what you do;
Soldiers who enjoy their training will retain
it
Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner
Role of the NCO
“Noncommissioned officers are the standard
bearers of our Army.” Gen Carl E. Vuono, Army
Chief of Staff, 1987
 IMPORTANCE OF STANDARDS-APPEARANCE/SALUTING ARE
CORNER STONES TO DISCIPLINE
 WHAT ARE STANDARDS?
 WHAT IS NCOPD?
- 1SG/CSM PAST TIME???
- HOW TO DO TRAINING
- LEADERS NOTEBOOK
- COUNSELING
- NCOERS
- AWARDS
- REGULATIONS UDATES
- READING LIST

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
NCOs' don’t meet the standard they set it!

 SAFETY, SAFETY, SAFETY


 Integration of new Soldiers to the unit.
 Ensure that newly assigned enlisted personnel are
instructed in military courtesy, customs of the
service and command regulations or policies.
 Leadership…Always set the example and be fair. I
believe that there are two reasons Soldiers fail at a
task (lack of training & Motivation). Soldiers look to
NCOs' for action and as a role model. “Lead your
Soldiers and show you care”.

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITEIS

 PROVIDE COUNSELING AND GUIDANCE TO SOLDIER’S (STAY IN


YOUR LANE)
 VISITORS TO THE UNIT
 INSPECT DUTIES PERFORMED BY SUBORDINATE NCO’S
 NOTE DISCREPANCIES AND INITIATE APPROPRIATE CORRECTIVE
INSTRUCTION
 OTHER DUTIES
 NCOES
 SPONSORSHIP (NEW SOLDIERS AND BATTLE BUDDIES)
 ANNUAL TRAINING
 EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
AUTHORITY?

 HOW DO WE GROW LEADERS IN THE ARMY


 3 STEP PROCESS.. (1) standards (2) put someone in
charge (3) hold them accountable
 NCOs' ARE PRODUCT OF THAT PROCESS
 RESPONSIBILITIES
 MOST IMPORTANT IS ENFORCING STANDARDS AND
WORK WITHIN / TOWARDS THE COMMANDERS INTENT
 BEING ACCOUNTABLE FOR WHAT YOU DO
 THERE IS ONLY ONE COMMANDER
 NCOs' ARE A FORCE MULTIPLIER

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
ADMINISTRATIVE BUSINESS

• TEAM/SQUAD MTG • MEDIA


• SPONSORSHIP • MEDPROS
• PROMOTIONS • AWARDS
• REENLISTMENT • SCHOOL
SELECTION
• NCO SUPPORT CHANNEL • WEIGHT
CONTROL
• COUNCILS/MEETINGS • PERSONNEL ACTIONS
• NCOER • PAY
• CAREER DEVELOPMENT • COUNSELING

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
TRAINING AND MAINTENANCE

• NEW SOLDIER INTEGRATION • DISTRACTIONS


• FORCE PROTECTION • FM 7.0 & 7.1
• NCOES • RESOURCES
• SERGEANT’S TIME • MENTORSHIP
• NCOPD • COMMAND
MAINTENANCE
• TRAINING MEETINGS • PT
• LEADER BOOKS • INDIVIDUAL AND
SECTION
• PREPARATION • LEVEL FOCUS
• METL •
OBSERVE/EVALUATE
• SECTION CERTIFICATIONS

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
UNIT DISCIPLINE

• APPEARANCE • SPOT
CORRECTIONS
• COUNSELING •
COURTESY/RESPECT
• DRILL AND CEREMONIES • CAMOUFLAGE
• POLICE CALL • BILLETS
• EXTRA DUTY • MOTORPOOL
• TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS • SEPARATION
• BLOTTER REPORTS • UCMJ
• COURTS MARTIAL • SUSPENSION
• LOR
• STANDARDS

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
MORALE AND WELFARE

• WORKING CONDITIONS • PROMOTIONS AND


PAY
• LEAVES AND PASSES • BOSS
• SINGLE SOLDIER INITIATIVES • FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS
• UNIT FUNCTIONS • RECOGNITION PROGRAMS
• PREDICTABILITY • EDUCATION OPPORTUNITIES
• SPORTS PROGRAM • DINING FACILITIES
• STAYING INFORMED • NCO/SOY
• FAMILY TIME • AUDIE MURPHY
• LIVING CONDITIONS
• MWR ACTIVITIES

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
COMBAT/TRANSFORMATION

 PREDEPLOYMENT
 DEPLOYMENT
 ON THE BATTLEFIELD
 SUSTAINED OPERATIONS
 REDEPLOYMENT
 RESETTING THE FORCE
 LEADING CHANGE

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
COMBAT

 WE ARE AN ARMY AT WAR…


 FOR NOW WE ARE UNITS IN COMBAT OR PREPARING
TO GO TO COMBAT

 FOCUS ON GETTING OUT THE DOOR


 SOLDIERS
 SRP
 WEAPONS PROFICIENCY
 WARRIOR TASKS/DRILLS
 MRE SKILLS
 EQUIPMENT
 READINESS / SERVICEABILITY
 FAMILY
 FRGs
 BUILDING THE TEAM

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
COMBAT

 WHERE IS NCO IN COMBAT? DEPENDS


WHERE IS NEEDED?
 BEFORE THE FIGHT-INSPECTING
DEFENSIVE POSITIONS/INSPECTING
PRECOMBAT CHECKS/WATCHING OVER
THE SLICE UNITS
 DURING-BREECH SITE/CASUALTY
COLLECTION POINT/OVERWATCH OF
EMERGENCY RESUPPLY/FLANK
SECURITY/NET COMO
 AFTER-GENERATING COMBAT
POWER/RESETTING THE FORCE

• GARRISON TO GARRISON OPERATIONS


• MAKE THE ROUTINE-ROUTINE
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Role of the NCO

QUESTIONS?

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner


Role of the NCO
“LEADERSHIP”

A true leader has the confidence to stand


alone, the courage to make tough decisions
and the compassion to listen to the needs of
others. He does not set out to be a leader
but becomes one by the quality of his
actions and the integrity of his intent. In the
end, leaders are much like eagles; they don’t
flock together you find them one at a time.

Command Sergeant Major David M. Bruner