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The NCO Guide (History of the NCO), FM?
7-22.7 (Publication date 23 December 2002.
What Publication Covers NCO Guide?
A: FM 7-22.7 dated 23 December 2002
2. What does FM 7-22.7 Cover?
A: The NCO Guide (History of the NCO)
3. What FM covers History of the NCO?
A: FM 7-22.7
4. What do Soldiers depend on from an NCO?
A: your guidance, training and leadership to win the Nation’s wars
5. Para 1-0 Who is CSM Gary L. Littrell?
A: CSM Littrell was a MOH recipient for actions his in April 1970 and wrote a very meaningful and informative Introduction for FM 7-22.7
8. Para 1-0 Who usually cuts the cake during Army Ceremonies?
A: The Oldest and Youngest Soldier in the Unit
9. Para 1-0 What has been the Key to the Army’s success?
A: our flexibility and willingness to change, to meet the world as it is without altering the core competencies that make the Army the best fighting force in the world
10. Para 1-1 Throughout the history of the Army the NCO has been there doing what?
A: leading soldiers in battle and training them in peacetime, leading by example and always, always out front
11. Para 1-2 When was the Army and the NCO Corps Born?
A: 14 June 1775; With the birth of The Continental Army
12. Para 1-2 What three Countries Traditions were blended to develop our Army’s NCO Corps?
A: The British, French and Prussian Armies
16. Para 1-3 Where was Friedrich von Steuben when he standardized the duties and responsibilities of the NCO Corps?
A: Valley Forge
17. Para 1-3 What did Friedrich von Steuben write that Standardized the duties and responsibilities of the NCO Corps?
A: “Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States”
19. Para 1-3 What was the common name for the Book that Friedrich von Steuben wrote?
A: The Blue Book
20. Para 1-3 What were the NCO ranks that existed in the Continental Army?
- A: 1. Corporals
- 2. Sergeants
- 3. First Sergeants
- 4. Quartermaster Sergeants
- 5. Sergeants Major
21. Para 1-3 Where is part of Von Steuben’s Blue Book still with us?
A: In TC 3-21.5 Drill and Ceremonies
22. Para 1-3 What else did the Blue Book emphasize?
A: The importance of selecting quality soldiers for NCO positions
23. Para 1-3 How long was the Blue Book the primary regulation for the Army?
A: 30 Years
42. Para 1-11 What lesson was learned from the Civil War?
A: That It was necessary to destroy the enemy’s will and capacity to resist through military, economic and political means
43. Para 1-12 During the Civil War who carried the flags and regimental colors of their units?
51. Para 1-19 Is Army Retirement considered a pension?
A: Military retirement pay is not a pension, but rather is delayed compensation for completing 20 or more years of active military service
52. Para 1-20 What book published in 1909 grew from the 5 or 6 pages of the Blue Book of NCO duties to 417 pages?
A: The Noncommissioned Officers Manual
58. Para 1-25 What was the Black Book, who carried it and what did it contian?
A: A book the 1SG carried that contained administrative files names of everyone in the company and their professional history (AWOLs, work habits, promotions, etc.)
60. Para 1-28 When did the Army formally add women to its ranks?
A: In 1942
66. Para 1-33 Who was the first Sergeant Major of the Army and when was he selected?
A: Sergeant Major of the Army William O. Wooldridge in 1966
76. Para 1-50 Why are the Army Values so important?
A: They are important because they define character traits that help develop and maintain discipline
77. Para 1-51 Why should you stand by your soldiers’ honest mistakes?
A: They can’t learn without them
78. Para 1-51 What should a NCO ensure their Soldiers know about their Mission?
A: they understand their mission, know how to accomplish it and why it is important and are part of a bigger picture and every soldier has a task that supports the overall objective
79. Para 1-52 What should you do even when no one is watching?
A: Take responsibility and do what's right, no matter how tough it is
80. Para 1-52 What should you do to the fullest of your ability?
A: Accomplish all assigned or implied tasks
81. Para 1-52 What will you be asked to put ahead of the personal safety of you and your soldiers?
A: the Nation’s welfare and mission accomplishment
82. Para 1-52 What does Duty of a NCO require?
A: a willingness to accept full responsibility for your actions and for your soldiers’ performance
83. Para 1-54 What is the ability to endure hardships and insurmountable odds in the service of fellow soldiers and our country?
A: Selfless Service
84. Para 1-56 What does integrity and being honest in everything you say and do?
A: builds trust with your Soldiers and superiors
85. Para 1-56 What should you do if you make a mistake?
A: you should openly acknowledge it, learn from it and move forward
86. Para 1-59 What are the Three Pillars of Leader Development?
A: Institutional Training, Operational Assignments and Self- Development
87. Para 1-59 What is the keystone for NCO development?
A: The Noncommissioned Officer Education System (NCOES ).
94. Para 1-67 What is the CSM's leader development program for NCOs?
95. Para 1-67 What should NCODP consist of?
A: should be 75% METL-driven tasks and 25% general military subjects such as Customs, Courtesies and Traditions of the US Army
97. Para 1-69 What does Self-development include?
A: both structured and self-motivated development tasks
100. Para 2-1 What is one of the most important leadership situations you’ll face as an NCO?
A: Assuming a leadership position
101. Para 2-2 What are some things to think about and learn as you establish your goals when assuming a leadership position
- A: 1. Determine what your organization expects of you
- 2. Determine who your immediate leader is and what they expect of you
- 3. Determine the level of competence and the strengths and weaknesses of your soldiers
- 4. Identify the key people outside of your organization whose willing support you need to accomplish the mission
102. Para 2-3 What Questions should you want answered when assuming a Leadership position?
- A: 1. What is the organization’s mission?
- 2. How does this mission fit in with the mission of the next higher organization?
- 3. What are the standards the organization must meet?
- 4. What resources are available to help the organization accomplish the mission?
- 5. What is the current state of morale?
- 6. Who reports directly to you?
- 7. What are the strengths and weaknesses of your key subordinates and the unit?
- 8. Who are the key people outside the organization who support mission accomplishment? (What are their strengths and weaknesses?)
- 9. When and what do you talk to your soldiers about?.
103. Para 2-6 What is Duty?
A duty is something you must do by virtue of your position and is a legal or moral obligation
110. Para 2-14 What is Responsibility?
A: being accountable for what you do or fail to do
106. Para 2-10 What are the three types of duties NCO’s have?
A: specified duties, directed duties and implied duties
105. Para 2-8 How can you ensure that you do not do anything illegal?
A: do what’s ethically and legally correct
104. Para 2-8 What requires that you refuse to obey illegal orders?
111. Para 2-18 What is Individual responsibility as a noncommissioned officer?
A: means you are accountable for your personal conduct
112. Para 2-20 What is Authority?
- A: the right to direct soldiers
- to do certain things and the legitimate power of leaders to direct soldiers or
- to take action within the scope of their position
113. Para 2-21 What are two basic types of authority in the Army?
A: command authority and general military authority
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