AUSA Extra - Army overhauls NCO assignments

Butler Defence Solutions

February 2021

The Army is pushing forward several NCO talent management initiatives aimed at overhauling the way enlisted leaders are promoted and assigned and giving soldiers new options as they progress in their careers.

Bolstered by the success of new officer promotion and assignment programs launched early last year, the Army is advancing three new programs that focus on leadership positions for senior NCOs.


The First Sergeant Talent Alignment Assessment, run at the division or installation level, is designed to look at the local population of master sergeants and senior sergeants first class who are eligible for first sergeant positions to see how they can be matched with the right job at the right time.


Rather than taking away the decision making process from local leaders, the program aims to provide more information about each soldier and a better understanding of the position itself, Sgt. Maj. Robert Haynie of the Army Talent Management Task Force said Wednesday during The AUSA Noon Report, a webinar hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army.


“It’s really to build a local market on that installation so they can manage their master sergeants into those first sergeant positions, the building out of a bench so they can manage their NCOs and build some succession planning into place,” Haynie said.


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AUSA Extra - Army overhauls NCO assignments
AUSA Extra - Army overhauls NCO assignments