This is one of the biggest challenges I have had as a SNCO. I have worked very hard over the years to gain the knowledge and experiences that I have to finally make it into the SNCO tier. I figured people would be in a line with interesting problems for me to solve. However, there is no line and I typically have to seek out the issues. My biggest fear was that I was not trusted and then I learned people did not want to “bother” me with an issue and they would continue to stew in it. Use your SNCOs’ networks, experiences and big picture views to remove the roadblocks in your path. Rule of thumb: If it is something in your daily duties, try to solve it yourself. If it is something that involves another team, get a SNCO involved.

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