“THE ROLE OF THE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER IN THE MODERN MILITARY”

Sergeant Major Rod Celestaine

FIRST ANNUAL AFRICA MILITARY LEGAL CONFERENCE

THE KEEPER OF THE COLORS

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FIRST ANNUAL AFRICA MILITARY LEGAL CONFERENCE

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CREED OF THE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER

No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a

leader of Soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army.” I am proud of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the Corps, the Military Service and my country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. I will not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.

Competence is my watch-word. My two basic responsibilities will always be
uppermost in my mind--accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my soldiers. I will strive to remain tactically and technically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Noncommissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my Soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own. I will communicate consistently with my Soldiers and never leave them uninformed. I will be fair and impartial when recommending both rewards and punishment.

Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties; they
will not have to accomplish mine. I will earn their respect and confidence as well as that of my Soldiers. I will be loyal to those with whom I serve; seniors, peers and subordinates alike. I will exercise initiative by taking appropriate action in the absence of orders. I will not compromise my integrity, nor my moral courage. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, Noncommissioned Officers, leaders!
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NCO EDUCATION
Guided/Self-Initiated Guided/Self-Initiated Guided/Self-Initiated Guided/Self-Initiated Guided/Self-Initiated Guided/Self-Initiated

Self-Development Domain
Structured Level I Prior to WLC Assignments Experience Real World Problem Solving
P O I N T of S Y N E R G Y

Structured Level II Prior to BNCOC

P O I N T of S Y N E R G Y

Structured Level III Prior to ANCOC

P O I N T of S Y N E R G Y

Structured
I

Level IV Prior to SMC
T

P O I N T of S Y N E R G Y

Structured Level V After SMC

Operational Domain
NCOES Functional / Transition Training

WLC

ALC

SLC

SMC

Institutional Domain

BSNCOC

FSC

All of FSC moved to SLC & SSD IV

SSDI
SSD I

SSDII
Common Core

SSDIII
SSD III

SSDIV
SSD IV

SSDV
SSD V

4 Modules= 80hrs

5 Modules= 80.4 hrs

4 Modules= 80hrs

4 Modules= 80hrs

4 Modules= 80 hrs

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ADVANCED INDIVIDUAL TRAINING
• Prepare Military Correspondence • Utilize Legal Automation • Rules for Professional Responsibility • Court-Martial Convening Order • Use of the Manual for Courts-Martial • Regimental Introduction • Nonjudicial Punishment (Article 15) • Deployment Operations • Preferral of Court-Martial Charges • Notary Services • Referral of Court-Martial Charges • Employ Military Justice (16 hour • Article 32 Investigations CPX) • Summarization of Testimony • Claims • Summary Court-Martial Procedures • Legal Assistance Operations • Legal Research Automated & Hardcopy Administrative Separations • • Prepare Supplemental Action • Operational Law • Wills
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NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER ACADEMY
Warrior Leader Course • Self-discipline. • Professional ethics. • Leading, disciplining, and developing Soldiers. • Planning, executing, and evaluating individual and team training. • Planning and executing missions and tasks assigned to team-size units. • Caring for Soldiers and families.
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NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER ACADEMY
Senior Leader Course • Enforce Rules of Prof. Responsibility • Process Foreign Claims • Military Justice Update • Administrative Law Update • Human Rights* • Assist with initial Review of OPLAN • Manpower Management • Review Record of Trial • Maneuver Control Systems (MCS)
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NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER ACADEMY
Advance Leaders Course • Apply the Rules of Prof. Responsibility • Conduct Automated Legal Research • Process Claims • Review Administrative Separations • Process Law of War Violations • Train Standing Rules of Engagement • Prepare SJA’s PTR and CAA • Prepare initial Court-Martial Prom Order
FIRST ANNUAL AFRICA MILITARY LEGAL CONFERENCE

“THE ROLE OF THE NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER IN THE MODERN MILITARY”
Sergeant Major Rod Celestaine

FIRST ANNUAL AFRICA MILITARY LEGAL CONFERENCE