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Episode #18, Caring Leaders

Episode #18, Caring Leaders
In this month’s podcast, we highlight that Army finally beats Navy and a new Secretary of Army is proposed. The podcast topic this month is about caring leadership and we offer tips to consider to ensure that your actions match your statements. I talk about 5 considerations Army noncommissioned officer should consider when it comes to building enriched relationships with subordinate,... Read More

Epi. #15, Soldier for Life: SMA Jack L. Tilley interview

Epi. #15, Soldier for Life: SMA Jack L. Tilley interview
In Episode #15 host Dan Elder sits down with Sergeant Major of the Army Jack L. Tilley, USA, Retired and they talk about his new book Soldier for Life: Leader Lessons From The 12th Sergeant Major Of The Army Jack L. Tilley. He explains that the book is more than just an autobiography of Jack L. Tilley, the 12th Sergeant Major of the... Read More

Epi. #14, Getting Back to Basics

Epi. #14, Getting Back to Basics
In this episode CSM (Ret.) Dan Elder discusses getting back to the basics and attempts to identify a few foundational techniques company grade noncommissioned officers should master. Key to a professional leader’s style are in being grounded in the way that they operate, those basic behaviors that set them apart from others. The way we perform is usually influenced by what we have... Read More

Epi. #13, Techniques for Transmitting Information

Epi. #13, Techniques for Transmitting Information
In Episode #13 I talk about transmitting orders and information, and offer up a tool for building better relationships by using storytelling as a method. The NCO Guide is a forum for the host CSM (Ret.) Dan Elder and his guests to discuss topics of interest to US Army noncommissioned officers and to enhance the dialog between professionals, as well... Read More

BG Sinclair, Uniform Policy update, and Mentorship. Episode 10

BG Sinclair, Uniform Policy update, and Mentorship. Episode 10
This week on Episode 10 of the NCO Guide podcast we look at some current events and our primary topic is about Mentorship. CSM (Ret.) Dan Elder and his co-host CSM (Ret.) Archie Davis discuss how the verdict of the Sinclair case may affect the Army in the long term. We also look at the release of the slide deck... Read More

A Conversation with CSM (Ret.) Joe Gainey, Podcast #8

A Conversation with CSM (Ret.) Joe Gainey, Podcast #8
For this week’s podcast I had a conversation with Command Sergeant Major William (Joe) Gainey, a career Calvaryman and Scout, Joe was CJTF-7 and MNC-I CSM, and was selected as the first Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff. CSM (Ret.) Joe Gainey entered basic training at Fort Knox, Kentucky on June 17, 1975 and retired... Read More

Podcast: Who is Training the Platoon Leader?

Podcast: Who is Training the Platoon Leader?
Please note we are aware of our technical problem and the poor sound quality. We felt it important to share this discussion and we will work harder to ensure our levels are corrected for future editions. This week on the NCO Guide CSM (Ret) Dan Elder and CSM (Ret) Archie Davis ask the question in the NCO Guide podcast #4... Read More

Authority of the NCO, Podcast #3 (Jan 21, 2014)

Authority of the NCO, Podcast #3 (Jan 21, 2014)
Podcast #3 (Jan 21, 2014). This week on the NCO Guide podcast CSM (Ret.) Dan Elder and CSM (Ret.) Archie Davis discuss from where noncommissioned officer authority comes from, and we look over the 10-functions of the NCO Support Channel. Visit us at http://ncoguide.net or call our Hotline at (254) 853-4410 to engage. Use hashtag #ncoguide on Twitter. /topsarge CSM Dan Elder,... Read More