The Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) corps has endured many transformations throughout is history. All of these changes had a direct impact on the NCOs of that time, but had a greater impact for those NCOs that would follow. The transformations have built on them selves to create what we know as the NCO corps of today. Changes must continue to take place or we may start regressing. The old staying if you are standing still, you are going backwards is true. We must continue to seek out ways to improve the NCO corps. This change is not only for the NCOs of today, but for those NCOs that will follow.