I recently had the opportunity to speak with the ALC and SLC classes at the Fort Sill NCO Academy. We spent an hour going over some of the most popular questions Soldiers bring us on AskTOP. I heard a lot of good ideas come out of the group and we really enjoyed the time spent with the NCOA team. What a great group of military professionals.
I am making the slides from this class available below along with slides from a couple of classes I have conducted in the past. Please feel encouraged to download these slides and share them with your troops and fellow leaders. All too often, good leaders take rumors to heart and hold on to myths and half-truths. It is your responsibility to take the initiative and consult Army regulations, field manuals, and other official documentation. Think for yourself, educate yourself, and fight for what you know to be right.
Now more than ever, leaders hold their subordinates’ careers and livelihoods in their hands. What you do with that is up to you, but I suggest you take it seriously.