By The NCO Journal staffMay 22, 2013
FORT BLISS, Texas (May 22, 2013) -- The Army's official magazine for noncommissioned officer professional development, the NCO Journal, has moved online.
In an effort to expand its reach, accessibility and to cut costs the NCO Journal will no longer have a print edition and can be found exclusively at http://ncojournal.dodlive.mil.
The NCO Journal will still produce the same quality and number of articles as the print editions, said Command Sgt. Maj. Rory Malloy, commandant of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy. The NCO Journal is produced at USASMA on Fort Bliss, Texas.
"By moving the NCO Journal to an online-only presence, we can still give our NCOs across the force access to relevant, quality articles that NCOs can use in their daily duties," Malloy said.
Although the NCO Journal has provided the enlisted corps with informative print articles since 1991, the professional journal is setting a standard as one of the first Army journals to leverage digital technology, thereby reaching a wider audience than a print product.
"The new NCO Journal website is a first-of-its-kind professional product designed for the backbone of our Army Profession -- our enlisted Soldiers," said Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command. " The NCO Journal and Sergeants Major Academy team continue to lean forward, efficiently using Army resources while still completing their mission of sustaining an informed NCO corps."
The NCO Journal's official website is accessible from government and home computers as well as most mobile devices.
Past issues of the NCO Journal, as well as the "Long Hard Road" book series, will be available for download on the site. "Long Hard Road" is a three-volume series, published by the NCO Journal that shares first-person accounts of NCO experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan.
NCOs from across the force are encouraged to submit articles for publication. Visit the NCO Journal for details on how to submit articles.
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