Technological Advances Before World War 1

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The technological advances prior the World War I, accompanied by the modernization greatly affected the NCO Corps and influenced the review of the Blue Book. The publication of the Noncommissioned Officer’s Manual in 1909 by Captain James A. Moss, established the basic function of the NCO. Described the NCO as a small unit leader, clarified the roles of the NCO, addressed discipline, and stressed the role of punishment to achieve discipline. In addition stated, “The noncommissioned officer occupies the most important position and plays a most essential part in the success or failure of a command” (Moss, 1909).
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