NCO Journal Submissions
As a forum for NCO professional development, we highly encourage submissions from all viewpoints. The experience and knowledge you share will help support present and future NCOs and positively affect the future of the United States Army.
DePuy Writing Competition [Suspense 20 July 2023]
The writing theme for 2023 is “Implementing FM 3-0, Operations.” The updated Field Manual (FM) 3-0, Operations, was introduced and disseminated throughout the Army during October 2022. The intent of this year’s DePuy competition is to encourage close examination of the impact implementing FM 3-0 will have on the Army. A list of suggested topics for examination is noted within the PDF provided below. However, the list is not exclusive and treatment of other relevant topics is encouraged. Manuscripts identifying and analyzing other salient topics that offer insight and productive critique of issues related to implementation of FM 3-0 are encouraged.
Army Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) [ArmyIgnitED]
COOL helps Army Service Members find information on certifications and licenses related to their military occupation and civilian careers. COOL can also be used by Recruiters, Counselors, Credentialing Organizations, and Employers. Soldiers can enroll and apply through the ArmyIgnitED portal.
Unit Armorer's Tool Kit Beta Site Testing - CASCOM
CASCOM is leading the way with innovative virtual training tools and resources to modernize their Professional Military Education. The Unit Armorer's Tool Kit is an online game currently in development and CASCOM needs your feedback. Once you have visited the beta site, reference the February 2023 ALx Bulletin for the link to submit the survey.
Army Applications Laboratory (AAL)
AAL focuses on solving Army problems. Application windows usually consist of a 28-day question period followed by a 28-day application period. Examples of active SPARTN topics include diver performance monitoring systems and Holistic Health and Fitness (H2F) readiness kit.
Joint Lessons Learned Information System (JLLIS)
JLLIS is the automated solution supporting implementation of the Chairman's Joint Lessons Learned Program (JLLP). JLLIS facilitates the collection, tracking, management, sharing, collaborative resolution and dissemination of lessons learned to improve the development/readiness of the Joint Force. The validated information also enables actionable Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership and Education, Personnel, and Facilities (DOTMLPF) and Policy changes to improve joint and combined capabilities.

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