As a Human Resources Sergeant, we are looked at by all aspects of a professional as well as how we perform in our profession. The importance of our role is vital to ensuring Soldiers, Civilians and their families are paid, housed, fed, physically and mentally fit during wartime as well as peacetime. We do this all behind the curtain and without hesitation because our job is to ensure our warfighters and operators don’t have to worry about anything except their mission. As a Professional Soldier, Human Resources Sergeant and wife to a fellow Soldier who works day-in and day-out alongside Operators at war, they deserve the best and we are trained to be the best at our
Lastly, as a Warrant Officer I am expected to be the subject matter expert in my field. With no knowledge of my personality or past, Soldiers will expect me to have a high amount of knowledge on my particular field; therefore, I will need to ensure their trust in my knowledge is not wasted. The new found responsibilities that await me offer up challenging new challenges. I have always been a firm believer in the value of hard work. I want to be a Warrant Officer because this is how I can best serve my country.
Without respect what do we have for each other? Respect means respecting yourself, your fellow Soldiers regardless of their rank or position, respect for the uniform, your mission and the Army and so on. The aspect of respect ties directly into discipline and one is not achievable without the other. First if you do not respect yourself how can you respect others? Respect is seen in simple tasks like making sure your uniform is always clean and serviceable or that you treat the fellow Soldiers in your squad with equal respect you afford to
It is the Trust between Soldiers, between Soldiers and Leaders, Army Civilians, families, and the American people that enables The Army Profession to continue as an autonomous and self-governing organization. Leaders build trust within their units through by demonstrating their competence, character, and commitment and by instilling the same in Soldiers. The Army Ethic guides the conduct of our Soldiers and provides the identity of the Army Profession as a representative of our Nation’s interests. Violations of trust damage the Army’s reputation as a respectable profession in the eyes of the American people and place the Army Profession in jeopardy. The Army continues to be regarded as one of the most trusted organizations in the United States, and as leaders, it is vital that every order, action and mission is executed daily in accordance with the Army Values, that its leaders conduct themselves as professionals guided by the Army Ethic, and that the Army continues to uphold the American people’s trust by remaining ethically and morally true to the values of the American
An Army professional must strive at all times to be a leader and role model to other soldiers in the Army. An Army professional must maintain a strong work ethic and value system. As an integral part of the Army, the HR professional must always be willing and ready to work on any challenge presented to him/her and in a timely manner. There are times when issues arise that are time sensitive and it is the responsibility of the HR professional to put in the work to get the job done. From an outsider’s perspective, the HR professional may not seem to be important, but all of the professional roles in the Army are important and necessary to get the job done.
The Army knows how important communication is, we just can 't have people running around doing their own thing. Accountability and the proper use of the chain of command is how we will meet this goal as one. The AAR is important to me because it allows everyone to give feedback. It is the higher rankings jobs to look for ways to improve everything we do, the AAR is constructive criticism but along with constructive criticism should come positive feedback too. Having good communication skills is not only important in the work place, communication skills plays a huge role in life.
The bar has been lowered in today’s society when it comes to this subject. Manners are no longer commonplace, and disrespectfulness is rampant. I have taken this moral seriously, which is a strong reason for my desire to attend the United States Air Force Academy. Cadets must show obedience and manners at all times, or there are consequences. Lastly, I believe that lying is a sin.
The Samurai were an honorable group of warriors who followed a strict detailed code of conduct called The Bushido Code. Every aspect of their life was dictated by these set of rules in order to live as true loyal men. The Bushido Code not only instructed the Samurai on what to do in times of war or combat, but also how to live during times of peace. Since its origins in feudal Japan, the Bushido Code guided the Samurai on the path of righteousness till death. Today this unwritten, highly discipline code greatly influences numerous aspects of Japan 's current culture and other places in the world.
Kahlib Fischer (2012) it was stated that a covenant protects its member’s rights through “mutual accountability and affirmation” (slide 9 notes). I live by this rule firmly and can see how being an INFJ would complement it: I take care of everyone (NF) and have goals and a clear vision for the business built on intuitive processes, (N and J) (Kroeger, Rutledge, & Thuesen, 2002). As a result, I count on both the business and employees to care for me in return, fulfilling Covenant. I have learned that my personality is very unique and comes with a few weaknesses: I become very discouraged or depressed when things fall through; I over-personalize situations, making every problem my responsibility; and I tend to make small things complicated (Kroeger, Rutledge, & Thuesen, 2002). I now realize that I should vocalize my needs, especially when I become overwhelmed or need to get away.
It was easy for me to get accustomed to the Army Values, because my mother raised me with those values. As I grew in my Military career, I realized that integrity is my top value because it ca be incorporated into all other values. When others see me doing the right thing even when I think no one is watching, it encourages them to follow. When I have integrity in my work, I know I am showing my duty, and even respect in my work and myself. This belief is helpful when counseling subordinates for doing something wrong and not hearing “but you do it too Sergeant”.
In this research and discussions with Officers I realized how narrow my views had been, and I learned how vital and closely connected all the branches are. It was in this moment of clarity, I understood, I can commit myself completely to any branch of the Army as an Officer and truly love my job. I still have my preference and know the Physical Therapist program would be my first choice, but I would strive to be the best Officer for my Soldiers in any position which I am assigned. In short, I want to be an Army Officer because of the amazing impact they have on Soldiers lives. No matter the branch, the level of professionalism and formal education placed upon Army Officers makes them the best men and women in the world.
The United States Army and West Point are dedicated to the respect of others and to respecting diversity. Each member of the Armed Forces is unique and his or her identity should be respected. Growing up as a military child, I have been exposed to all sorts of people and cultures that are different from my own. Furthermore, many of my classmates, teammates, and friends have come from different backgrounds and I have learned to work successfully with all people. From my experiences growing up around many different cultures of people and from working with them, I believe that I will be successful in working with any person at West Point and in the U.S. Army.
My experiences in the military have given me plenty of leadership (management) time, but my personality better suits me to be a contract negotiator. A manager makes a final decision which I can do, but I would rather have a person with more experience make that choice. Different actions would be gathered and then presented to management. Listening, taking notes, reading body language (due to college), compromising, and organizing our most recognized personality traits. These traits have made me interested with working through teamwork to get the mission accomplished in the safest and most efficient ways possible.