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What FM covers the duties, responsibilities and authorities of a NCO?

FM 7-22.7


What is Responsibility?

Responsibility is being accountable for what you do or fail to do.


What does Individual Responsibility make a soldier accountable for?

It makes them accountable for the personal conduct.


What are the two most important responsibilities of a leader?

Mission accomplishment and the welfare of the soldiers.


What does Command Responsibility make a soldier accountable for?

Command Responsibility makes a soldier responsible for the tasks he is assigned to do, as well as the tasks that his subordinates are assigned to do. (EX. A squad leader holds his team leaders responsible for ensuring their team members accomplish their tasks correctly.)


Where would a soldier find a noncommissioned officer's role in reference to the chain of command?

AR 600-20


The authority of command that one individual exercises over others is acquired as a result of what?

Grade and assignment.


What is a NCO's principle duty and responsibility?



Name some basic responsibilities of a NCO?

Maintaining discipline. Maintaining government property. Training soldiers. Ensuring the welfare of the soldiers. Executing the mission


What is authority?

Authority is the legitimate power of a leader to direct those subordinates to him or to take action within the scope of his position.


Every soldier has two responsibilities. What are they?

1. Individual responsibilities 2. Command responsibilities.


What is power?

Power is the physical, mental or moral ability to have a positive control over the actions of others.


What are the five types of power?

1. Legal 2. Reward 3. Coercive 4. Referent 5. Expert.


What is legal power?

The power derived from law and regulation.


What is reward power?

The power derived from the capacity of a leader to provide desired rewards to a soldier for good performance.


What is coercive power?

The power which influences a person to perform or behave in a manner contrary to how that person desires to behave at the time.


What is referent (charismatic) power?

The power derived from the leader's personality and is effective as a means of influencing soldiers to the extent they respect and admire the leader.


What is expert power?

The power derived from the leader's accumulation of knowledge, skills and capabilities.


How do you determine the amount of supervision needed to accomplish a task?

By considering your soldiers' competence, motivation and commitment to perform the task.


To insure your soldiers understand and are carrying out the task, you should do what?

Supervise the task.


What is general military authority?

General military authority is authority extended to all soldiers to take action and act in the absence of a unit leader or other designated authority, whenever a member of any armed service, anywhere, commits an act involving a breach of good order or discipline.


What are the four fundamental steps in supervising subordinates in the accomplishment of a task?

1. Assign the task 2. Set standards 3. Check progress 4. Determine if standards have been met (follow-up)


What is supervision?

Keeping a grasp of the situation and ensuring that plans and policies are being followed; the art of checking without undue harassment.


What are the three different types of duties?

1. Specified 2. Directed 3. Implied duties


What is a specified duty?

Specified duties are those related to jobs and positions. 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.


What is a directed duty?

Directed duties are not specified as part of a job position or MOS or other directive, usually given by a superior, vocally or in writing. Directed duties include being in charge of quarters (CQ) or serving as sergeant of the guard, staff duty officer, company training NCO and NBC NCO, where these duties are not found in the unit?s organization charts.


What is an implied duty?

Implied duties improve the quality of the job and help keep the unit functioning at an optimum level. These duties may not be written but implied in the instructions. Implied duties often support specified duties, but in some cases they may not be related to the MOS job position. 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. For example, while not specifically directed to do so, you hold in-ranks inspections daily to ensure your soldiers? appearance and equipment are up to standards.