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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 is Command Authority?

Command authority is the authority leaders have over soldiers by virtue of rank or assignment. Command authority originates with the President and may be supplemented by law or regulation.


What are the two most important responsibilities of a leader?

Accomplishment of the mission and the welfare of their soldiers.


What does Command Responsibility make a soldier accountable for?

Command responsibility refers to collective or organizational accountability and includes how well the unit performs their missions. For example, a company commander is responsible for all the tasks and missions assigned to the company


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 aquired as a result of what?

Grade and assignment.


What is a NCO's principle duty and responsibility?



Name some basic responsibilities of a NCO?

1. Maintaining discipline
2. Maintaining government property
3. Training soldiers
4. Ensuring the welfare of the soldiers
5. 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 ability, either physical, mental or moral 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?

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


What is coercive power?

Power which influences a person to perform or behave in a maner contrary to how that person desires to behave at the time.


What is referrent (charismatic) power?

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?

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 ansd act in the absence of a unit leader or other designated authority.


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 are of checking without undue harassment.


What are the three different types of duties?

1. Specified
2. Directed
3. Implied


What is 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 directed duty?

Directed duties are not specified as part of a job position or MOS or other directive. A superior gives them orally or in writing. Directed duties include being in charge ooofquarters (CQ) or serving as sergeant 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 implied duty?

Implied duties often support specified duties, but in some cases they may not be related to the MOS job position. These duties may not be written but implied in th instructions.