1 HEADQUARTERS FM DEPARTMENT OF THE army (TC 22-6). THE army . NONCOMMISSIONED . OFFICER GUIDE . Sergeant of Riflemen 1821. Sergeant Major of the army 1998. DECEMBER 2002. DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release, distribution is unlimited *. FM (TC 22-6). Field Manual Headquarters No. Department of the army Washington, DC, 23 December 2002. The army NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER GUIDE Contents Page FIGURES ..iii VIGNETTES ..i v CHARGE TO THE NONCOMMISSIONED vii THE NCO viii ix INTRODUCTORY HISTORICAL VIGNETTES ..xii CHAPTER 1 -- HISTORY AND 1-1. History of the army NONCOMMISSIONED 1-3.
2 army Values .. 1-22. NCO Professional Development .. 1-25. The NCO Transition .. 1-32. CHAPTER 2 -- DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND. AUTHORITY OF THE 2-1. Assuming a Leadership Position .. 2-3. Duties, Responsibilities and 2-4. Inspections and 2-10. NONCOMMISSIONED , Commissioned and Warrant OFFICER Relationships .. 2-14. The NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER Support Channel .. 2-17. NCO Ranks .. 2-19. CHAPTER 3 -- 3-1. 3-3. Be Know Do .. 3-4. 3-14. Intended and Unintended Consequences .. 3-16. Putting it 3-17. DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
3 *. This publication supersedes TC 22-6, 23 November 1990. FM Page CHAPTER 4 -- NCOs Lay the Foundation in Leader's Role in Other Leader Concerns in Assessment ..4-16. CHAPTER 5 -- COUNSELING AND MENTORSHIP ..5-1. Leader's Responsibility ..5-3. Effective army Counseling Program ..5-5. Types of Developmental Counseling ..5-7. The Counseling Mentorship ..5-16. APPENDIX A -- SERGEANT'S TIME A-1. APPENDIX B -- army PROGRAMS .. B-1. APPENDIX C -- LEADER C-1. APPENDIX D -- INTERNET D-1. APPENDIX E -- NCO READING E-1. APPENDIX F -- NCO INDUCTION F-1. SOURCE NOTES.
4 Source Notes-1. Glossary-1. BIBLIOGRAPHY .. Bibliography-1. Index-1. NOTES ..Notes-1. This publication is available on the General Dennis J. Reimer Training And Doctrine Digital Library At ii FM Figures Page 1-1. army Training and Education Program .. 1-26. 2-1. Task to Assume a Leadership 2-3. 2-2. Questions When Assuming a Leadership 2-3. 2-3. On-the-Spot Corrections 2-11. 2-4. On-the-Spot Correction Steps .. 2-12. 2-5. General Duties of Commissioned Officers .. 2-14. 2-6. General Duties of Warrant Officers .. 2-15. 2-7. General Duties of NONCOMMISSIONED 2-15.
5 3-1. The army Leadership Framework .. 3-2. 3-2. Teambuilding Stages .. 3-13. 4-1. Task Approval Matrix .. 4-6. 5-1. Characteristics of Effective Counseling .. 5-4. 5-2. Major Aspects of Counseling 5-6. 5-3. Reception and Integration Counseling Points .. 5-9. 5-4. Mentorship Development .. 5-17. 5-5. Mentorship 5-18. iii FM Vignettes Page Sergeant Patrick Gass and the Lewis and Clark Sergeant James Rissler in the Battle of Sergeant Brown at Redoubt # 10 .. 1-5. Percival 1-6. Sergeant William McKinley at Antietam .. 1-7. The 54th Massachusetts Assault on Fort 1-8.
6 Buffalo Soldiers and Sergeant George 1-9. Corporal Titus in the Boxer Rebellion .. 1-9. Sergeant Patrick Walsh in World War Staff Sergeant Kazuo Otani at Pieve Di St. Staff Sergeant John Sjogren at San Jose Sergeant Ola Mize at Outpost SFC Eugene Ashley at Lang MSG Gordon and SFC Shughart at SGT Christien Roberts in Kosovo ..1-20. CPL Rodolfo Hernandez on Hill 420 ..1-25. SGT Park and the On-the-Spot C Co. 3-504th PIR at Renacer Prison ..3-15. The CPL Sandy Jones in World War 4-6. The 555th Parachute Infantry (Triple Nickles)..4-10. SSG Michael Duda in Desert iv FM Preface This Field Manual is dedicated to the men and women of the US army NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICER Corps in the Active Component, the army National Guard and the US army Reserve altogether America's finest fighting machine.
7 Your soldiers depend on your guidance, training and leadership to win the Nation's wars. Wear your stripes with pride and honor. You are . The Backbone of the army .. PURPOSE. FM provides the army 's NONCOMMISSIONED officers a GUIDE for leading, supervising and caring for soldiers. While not all-inclusive nor intended as a stand-alone document, the GUIDE offers NCOs a ready reference for most situations. SCOPE. The army NCO GUIDE describes NCO duties, responsibilities and authority and how they relate to those of warrant and commissioned officers. It also discusses NCO leadership, counseling and mentorship and the NCO role in training.
8 Of particular use are the additional sources of information and assistance described in the manual. APPLICABILITY. The army NCO GUIDE provides information critical to the success of today's NONCOMMISSIONED officers. This manual is for all NCOs of the army , both active and reserve component. While especially important for new NCOs, this book will be useful to junior officers as well. Every NCO will benefit from reading and understanding FM ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION. The proponent for the publication is Headquarters, US army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).
9 Send comments and recommendations on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) to Commandant, US army Sergeants Major Academy, ATTN: ATSS-D, Fort Bliss, TX 79918-8002 or through the Sergeants Major Academy website at Unless stated otherwise, masculine nouns or pronouns do not refer exclusively to men. This publication contains copyrighted material. v FM ACKNOWLEDGMENTS. The copyright owners listed here have granted permission to reproduce or paraphrase material from their works. Depiction of To Relieve Bastogne, by Don Stivers, Don Stivers, 1990.
10 Excerpt from Men Against Fire: The Problem of Battle Command in Future War, by Marshall, Peter Smith, 1978. The quotation by LTG Thomas J. Jackson in Chapter 1 is from Dictionary of Military and Naval Quotations, edited by Robert Debs Heinl, US Naval Institute Press, 1988. The quotation by CSM J. F. La Voie in Chapter 2 is from Guardians of the Republic, by Ernest F. Fisher, Jr., Ballantine Books, 1994. Excerpt from GEN Matthew B. Ridgway, "Leadership," in Military Leadership: In Pursuit of Excellence, edited by Robert L. Taylor and William E. Rosenbach, Westview Press, Inc.