Army times article about "NCOs want Sergeant's Time back". I think SGTs time never went away, NCOs just got lazier and want training to be handed down to them step by step. This is not gonna be a rant about Infantry always does SGTs time everyday, because it's our job unless there is a detail going on. When I was an S1 NCOIC, I closed down my shop every Thursday morning for either MOS specific training or Warrior Task training. Yes your higher-ups will interrupt your for "something hot the just came up" but as a leader you need to see that coming up or have a plan to take care of it, you owe that to your Soldiers. When I was a Joe back in the late 90's, my NCOs were excited every Thursday morning and always set up outstanding training, I try to immolate that, even though I myself fall into the lazy train from time to time, luckily I have fellow NCOs that keep me on my toes. Just my 2pennies.
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What happened was that the commander put it on his training calendar. That opened it up to scrutiny by the S3. That meant that he/she inspected the training. Some NCO somewhere messed up by not doing what was on the calendar and then it became a mandate. At that point, the officers owned it.
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