NCO Corner adds features to train Soldiers, develop leaders
July 23, 2013
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. -- Recent improvements to the NCO Corner web site provide noncommissioned officers with more links, products and services about leader development and unit training management.
Sgt. Maj. Don Rose of the Combined Arms Center -- Training (CAC-T) said the Army improved NCO Corner after receiving suggestions from the Sergeants Major Academy classes and other senior NCOs throughout the Army.
"A frequent comment was: 'There are so many web sites with great information about training and leader development, but there is no single site that links them for NCOs'," Rose said.
"That's why we designed the new version of NCO Corner to be a site of sites," said Rose. "NCO Corner now provides links to a wide variety of products and services to improve unit readiness and develop leaders."
NCO Corner links to the Army Career Tracker, Army Training Help Desk, Army Learning Management System and other sites.
One of CAC-T's subordinate organizations, Training Management Directorate, oversees the NCO Corner web site at: https://atn.army.mil/dsp_template.aspx?dpID=204.
NCO Corner is on the Army Training Network (ATN) web site, a computer access card- enabled site. ATN is the one-stop shop and source for Army training products. It is at: https://atn.army.mil.
Here are some of the resources on NCO Corner:
• Under the unit training tab, there are training requirements for AR 350-1, Warrior Tasks, Battle Drills and pre-deployment requirements.
• Under the leader development tab, there are doctrinal references, materials and links to other sites of special interest to NCOs.
• The What's Hot block informs users about recent innovations in training and leader development.
• Another section provides suggestions to help NCOs plan ceremonies for retirements, changes of command and new NCO inductions.
• A feedback feature allows NCOs to suggest new topics and focus areas for the site, plus share their best practices.
"We want to hear from NCOs," said Rose. "We are going to keep the site up to date with new content and links."
In the future, NCO Corner will provide additional links and content such as the 10, 20, 30 and 40 for military occupation specialties.
The Combined Arms Center's top NCO for leader development and education said the additions to NCO Corner coincide with this year's effort to promote the Army as a profession.
"We have an inherent responsibility to steward our profession and professionally develop our Soldiers, our organizations and our Army," said Command Sgt. Maj. Joe Parson. "The improvements on NCO Corner will help us fulfill those responsibilities."
Another top NCO said the web site will enrich Army training and leader development.
Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Greca of Forces Command said, "I promise you. NCO Corner will make a difference in you, and your squads, teams and platoons."
CAC-T manages Army training support and training development, and provides training and leader development programs and products to support Army readiness. Its web site is: http://usacac.army.mil/cac2/CAC-T/ Its Facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/usacactraining. Its Twitter handle is: @usacactraining