|August 12th, 2004||#1|
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Some people see things that are and ask why, but i dream things that never were and ask why not?
|August 12th, 2004||#2|
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If it were football, the officers would be the coaches and the NCOs would be the players telling the huddle the play and making adjustments at the line of scrimmage/coverage adjustments.
Just as a coach's play can get gunked up in translation or in execution, it's the NCO that ensures the operation runs smoothly and is flexible to changing environments. All the while, the overall playcall remains the same.
|August 12th, 2004||#4|
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I'm confused as well... What exactly is a commision?
\"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.\" - TR
|August 13th, 2004||#7|
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I'll give it a shot. Having been an NCO for many years, I'll give you my take. An NCO is an enlisted person who has been delegated leadership and command authority by a commissioned officer. We are the mid-level managenment of the military. We are often referred to as the "backbone" of the service.
We have multiple responsibilities. We serve as advisors to the officer corps and supervisors and advocates of lower ranking enlisted personnel.
The tradition of the NCO is often traced back to the Centurion of the Roman Army. There are junior and senior NCOs in the Army, and petty officers in the Navy.
NCOs are trained through a series of advanced schools (NCO academies). You can see the NCO development ribbon for each level of training on an NCO's uniform.
As far as what a commission is, it is a government document that confers the rank of an officer on the recipient. Hence, no such document equals a Non Commissioned Officer.
I hope that helps a bit. But if you have further questions, just ask.
I hate newspapermen. They come into camp and pick up their camp rumors and print them as facts. I regard them as spies, which in truth, they are.
Gen. W.T. Sherman
|August 13th, 2004||#8|
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The NCO is what keeps the military running. An officer can give an order, but without the NCO, the officer would be talking to a wall.
Whatever was sufficient to get us to this point is insufficient to get us any further.
|August 13th, 2004||#9|
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I love the answer that silent driller said .. how true it is..
NCO's are the back bone of the armed services
NCO's are the service members that take care of their subodinates
ensuring that they are "taken care of"
anyone can be a certian rank but only a few can be NCO
NCO are NON commissioned Officers
they are commissioned but they have the same respect and "pull"