First Honorable Mention, Vincent Astor Memorial Leadership Essay Contest
Getting to know your NCOs' concerns—and helping them to talk to each other—are reasons enough to make the time every week to communicate with them.
What if I told you that you could conduct training that would make your unit more lethal and more efficient—and also would create a pool of future first sergeants? Then what if I told you that every school your noncommissioned officers (NCOs) and junior officers have attended has prepared them to execute this training, and that every new Marine expects this training? What if you found out that Headquarters Marine Corps had given you—at the company level—the tools for this training? And that you could conduct this training at no cost to your unit in one half hour every week? And what if you discovered that, by Marine Corps order, you were required to conduct this training? You would feel you were falling short of the mark if your unit wasn't conducting this training, wouldn't you?