Elder founded the original NCO website and its successors, squad-leader.com and firstsergeant.com. Elder later donated his sites to the Army, which turned them into the Battle Command Knowledge System, the premier site on the web for Army NCOs.
SMA Chandler stated last year “In an effort to best steward our limited resources, effective 30 September 2013, the Army will not renew the contract for many of our forums, which have been facilitated and supported by the Center for Army Lessons Learned. When possible, responsibility for some of these forums will be assumed by various agencies throughout the Army. Our NCO Net at https://nconet.army.mil will not be one of those supported.”
Well, we have returned to fill a void.