Non-commissioned officers (abbr. NCOs) are considered to be “a backbone” of armed forces and they are in charge of maintaining and improving standards of order, work and discipline. They are leaders who, by giving their own example, lead the subordinate soldiers and other NCOs, take care of them and motivate them to accomplish the set tasks.
- Raising the level of training,
- Specialization and development of NCOs,
- Development and maintaining of professional code of conduct,
- Improvement and sustainment of the proscribed standards, order and discipline.
- Expertise and authority
- Highest dedication to the military profession
- Military spirit, discipline and ability to work in a team
- Loyalty to a unit, the Serbian Armed Forces and the Republic of Serbia
- Willingness, self-confidence and personal responsibility for completing different tasks
- Initiative and self-discipline
- Personal integrity
- Personal courage
- First Sergeant – in a company-size units
- Command Sergeant Major in battalion
- Command Sergeant Major in brigade
- Command Sergeant Major in operational commands
- Command Sergeant Major in the General Staff
- Command Sergeant Majors Sergeant Major of the Serbian Armed Forces.
Command Sergeant Major
- Providing advice and recommendations to a commander (head) on the issues related to NCOs and soldiers and their respective families
- Surveying training activities and providing feedback to a commander concerning training and suggesting of corrective measures
- Providing adherence to proscribed order and discipline
- Providing advice and instructions to subordinates in relation to tasks completion and issues of vital importance for their life and work
- Creating conditions for the adjustment of new unit’s members
- Providing assistance to commissioned officers with their initial duties
- Accompanying a commander in controls, visits and tours.