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The Noncommissioned Officer and Petty Officer: Backbone of the Armed Forces

Title:
The Noncommissioned Officer and Petty Officer: Backbone of the Armed Forces
Format:
Paperback
USA Price: 
Stock:
In stock
GPO Stock Number:
008-029-00568-9
ISBN:
9780160923821
Description

A first of its kind, this book—of, by, and for the noncommissioned officer and petty officer—is a comprehensive explanation of the enlisted leader across the U.S. Armed Services. It complements The Armed Forces Officer, the latest edition of which was published by NDU Press in 2007, as well as the Services’ NCO/PO manuals and handbooks.

Written by a team of Active, Reserve, and retired senior enlisted leaders from all Service branches, this book defines and describes how NCOs/POs fit into an organization, centers them in the Profession of Arms, explains their dual roles of complementing the officer and enabling the force, and exposes their international engagement. As Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin E. Dempsey writes in his foreword to the book, “We know noncommissioned officers and petty officers to have exceptional competence, professional character, and soldierly grit—they are exemplars of our Profession of Arms.”

Aspirational and fulfilling, this book helps prepare young men and women who strive to become NCOs/POs, re-inspires serving enlisted leaders, and stimulates reflection by those who have retired from or left active service. It also gives those who have never worn the uniform a better understanding of who these exceptional men and women are, and why they are properly known as the “Backbone of the Armed Forces.”

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents:
FOREWORD
by General Martin E. Dempsey, USA, 18th Chairman of
the Joint Chiefs of Staff.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . ix
PREFACE
by Sergeant Major Bryan B. Battaglia, USMC, Senior Enlisted
Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.. . . . . . . . . . . . .xi
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiv
INTRODUCTION
The Backbone of the Armed Forces. . .  . . . .  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
CHAPTER ONE
Noncommissioned Officers/Petty Officers:
Who They Are, What They Do.. . . . .    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
CHAPTER TWO
The Profession of Arms: An Ancient and Honorable Tradition.. . . . 19
CHAPTER THREE
Steward of the Institution. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
CHAPTER FOUR
Complementing the Officer.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
CHAPTER FIVE
Enabling the Force.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
CHAPTER SIX
Service Identity and Joint Warfighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
CHAPTER SEVEN
International Roles.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..81
AFTERWORD
The Service Continues.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
APPENDIX A
Founding Documents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
The Declaration of Independence.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
The Constitution of the United States.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
APPENDIX B
Authorizing Statutes for the Armed Forces.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
APPENDIX C
Service Values of the Armed Forces.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
APPENDIX D
Code of Conduct for Members of
the United States Armed Forces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .138

Audience

Target audience is anyone aspiring to be, or who already is, a Noncommissioned Officer or Petty Officer in the U.S. military.

Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.com! 

Bill wrote: "Pretty much a must read for any SNCO/PO in the service. Provides useful insight into what we need to keep in the forefront of our minds in every operation."

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22608970-the-noncommissioned-officer-and-petty-officer

NCO GUIDE - Article: Book Review-The Noncommissioned Officer and Petty Officer: Backbone of the Armed Forces by Dan Elder, December 30, 2013 

"I will stand up and cheer Sgt. Maj. Battaglia for taking this on, it is a great way to further the message that the enlisted force of our joint services have a common mission and purpose, so bravo."

http://ncoguide.net/book-review-the-noncommissioned-officer-and-petty-officer-backbone-of-the-armed-forces/

Product Details

Availability Details:
In Stock
USA Price:
$23.00
International Price:
$32.20
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, National Defense University
Year/Pages:
2014: 151 p.; ill.
Notes:
Although this book has an 008-029 stock number, it is an NDU title.
Key Phrases:
  • Noncommissioned Officers
  • Petty Officers
  • Backbone
  • Military History
  • Army History
  • Noncommissioned Officer and Petty Officer
Weight:
0.875
Quantity Price:
Discount
Cover:
Paper
Unit of Issue (US):
1
Unit of Issue (Non-US):
1
Item available Date:
03/28/2014
Last Status Update:
11/13/2017
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