Obviously, you need to make time to do this before you’re faced with a tough call.
This could possibly be the most difficult decision you’ll ever make, but that’s what leaders do.
These duties may not be written but implied in the instructions.
They’re duties that improve the quality of the job and help keep the unit functioning at an optimum level.
In most cases, these duties depend on individual initiative.
They improve the work environment and motivate soldiers to perform because they want to, not because they have to.
NCOs are responsible to fulfill not only their individual duties, but also to ensuretheir teams and units are successful.
Any duty, because of the position you hold in the unit, includes a responsibility to execute that duty.
Directives such as Army regulations, Department of the Army (DA) general orders, the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), soldier’s manuals, Army Training and Evaluation Program (ARTEP) publications and MOS job descriptions specify the duties.
For example, AR 600-20 says that NCOs must ensure that their soldiers get proper individual training and maintain personal appearance and cleanliness.