b. Second Guideline. While the officer works on unit training needed to
accomplish the mission, the NCO works on individual and team training needed to
accomplish that same mission. Officers use reports, inspections, ARTEPS, and other
training tools to manage unit training. At the same time, NCOs use soldier's manuals,
SDT publications and results, and other information to teach, test, and improve soldier
and team skills. See figure 1-1.
The NCO conducts the daily business of
The officer commands, establishes policy,
the Army within the established orders,
plans, and programs the work of the Army.
directives, and policies.
The officer concentrates on collective
The NCO concentrates on individual and
training that will enable the unit to
team training that develops the capability
accomplish its mission.
to accomplish the mission.
The officer is primarily involved with unit
The NCO is primarily involved with training
operations, training, and related activities.
individual soldiers and teams.
The NCO concentrates on each
subordinate NCO and soldier and on the
The officer concentrates on unit
small teams of the unit to ensure that each
effectiveness and unit readiness.
is well-trained, highly motivated, ready,
The NCO concentrates on standards of
The officer pays particular attention to the
performance, training, and professional
standards of performance, training, and
development of NCOs and enlisted
professional development of NCOs.
The officer creates conditions and makes
the time and other resources available so
The NCO gets the job done.
the NCO can do his job.
Figure 1-1. Duties and responsibilities of the officer and the NCO.
1-16. TEACHING AND COUNSELING
These functions form a substantial portion of your duties as a medical NCO. A
soldier who is competent at his job will display confidence in the field. This confidence
will affect the morale of all soldiers, not only those with medical skills. In order for you to
do a good job teaching, your soldiers must feel a need to learn. You can foster this
need by showing the person that what you are teaching will make him more competent
to do his job. This involves pointing out possible situations where more knowledge is
vital for survival.