3 FAMILY, COMMUNICATION, HONESTY Leadership Philosophy: Family, Communication, and Honesty SSG Zohfeld SLC Class - 002 The best way to describe my leadership philosophy is with the word care. I have been told many times in my career that I care too much. The idea that caring about the unit, the mission, or your Soldiers could be a bad thing is absurd. The idea that I cared too much would become apparent while assigned to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. In this unit the things I believe are most important as a leader become apparent. There were challenges from day one of arriving at Fort Benning. I discovered the section I was taking over was poorly training and we will be deploying in the next two months. There …show more content…
This was a subject that none of my Soldiers wanted to hear about. While they trusted me, they did not feel really good about staying in the Army. Since I really did care, I had a really honest conversation with my Soldier that had an autistic son. He wanted to get out of the Army. I asked him a series of questions, trying to find out about his plan. I asked him what he wanted to do. He gave me an answer, then I told it really does not matter what you want anymore. I told him the only thing that matters is ensuring that his son receives the best treatment possible. He agreed, then I asked if he could afford that outside the Army. That conversation led to him reenlisting in the Army. It should be easy to see that through my action I demonstrated how I care for my Soldiers. This also shows three attributes that I hold close to myself. Throwing the BBQ, showed the importance of family. By asking my Soldiers how their families were doing during the deployment, which showed the importance of communication. When I told my Soldier it did not matter what he wanted to do anymore, that showed the importance of honesty. My philosophy is family, communication, and
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Maj. Chris Faris talked about was the affect that war had on his and his daughter’s relationship. The talk he had with his daughter allowed him to see the pain and hurt that comes from him being away at performing his military duty. His daughter, now 118 years old, reminded him of the last time he was home for her birthday, which at that time she was 10 years old. Each time he was only home for 2 months at a time; this made it difficult for him to have a positive relationship with his wife and children.
It was only a matter of time before we knew my brothers would answer Americas call. Two of my brothers joined the military before 9/11 happened. Shortly after that day my oldest brother decided to join. He didn’t want his little brothers to feel alone. One by one they all started to receive deployment orders.
Introduction The Korean and Vietnam wars are seen as failures to some and were unpopular in the United States at the time they were fought. The veterans who survived the wars and came home were not met with compassion, instead they were rejected by the masses because they saw the war as unjust and no interest to the United States. The commanders of both wars Generals MacArthur and Westmoreland would forever be associated with how the wars ended in less than victory. In this essay, one will analyze the two generals, compare and contrast their leadership philosophies, and view both men historically. Military Backgrounds General Douglas MacArthur was born on January 26, 1880, in Little Rock Arkansa.
Veterans have changed my life in so many ways. They are people who risk their lives for our country because they care for one another. They are courageous, admirable, and self-sacrificing heroes. For example, they dedicate their lives serving for the people and the country. This story I am going to tell is a real life situation of a soldier.
You can say that my journey with the Military started the day I was born. I was born on April 29, 1998 at the 7th Medical Group on Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. With the love and care I received from the neonatal nurses that were stationed on Dyess Air Force Base I quickly lost the title of ‘premie’. In 1999 my mother and father were both assigned to Landstuhl Army Base in Germany, I appreciated the military letting them be together. I am so blessed having my mother as a Medical Technician, I knew I was always in great hands when I was sick.
The phrase “through pain, comes discipline” may sound strange or even unorthodox to the average person, but to someone who has stepped on the yellow footprints at Parris Island, they might beg to differ. It was an intense first night on the island to say the least; about 60 of us or so packed on a small bus that was well over capacity, and the fear could be sensed in us all. I remember the long silence finally being broken by a drill instructor’s polite words to “get the hell off his bus”, after those kind words were said we all did in fact get off of his bus; where I was greeted by the humid and cool November air of South Carolina; to this day I can still smell the swamps that surround the Island. They say that anyone who does decide to step on those yellow footprints fall under one of two categories: those that are “crazy brave” and those that are “phony tough”. In hindsight I can safely say that I was the latter of the two, but there was a lesson to be learned on that island for everyone there, and for me it was a lesson in humility.
After thinking about the insufficient care being given to many suffering from this mental illness/disability, it was an easy decision. Being raised in a military community I have seen firsthand the impact PTSD has on a family and the effects it has on the individual. As a child of someone who suffers from PTSD I know how unbearable it is for many soldiers to return to everyday life post-deployment. Living with someone who has PTSD has caused me to think about every move I make. Whether it is waking my dad up in the morning, or not walking into a room without him knowing I am there.
Many people care too much about how others view them. Whether someone else approves of their thoughts and actions affects what anybody does. Many other stories describe soldiers that fight in the war for the pride of the country, or because they wish to die honorably. In The Things They Carried, the men do not want honor, but do not want the embarrassment of avoiding the war. Fighting in the war and dying honorably gives a man a great sense of pride and accomplishment.
Serving in the military is a family tradition. I am grateful for all the opportunities that this country gives to its citizens and I felt like joining the military was a great way to give back to it. I took an oath of justice in defense of the liberties; to preserve peace and to calm the winds of war (Scott, 1). Being a veteran is now something that is part of me and describes myself. Since I joined the military straight out of high school, I decided to go back into school and pursue a career in business marketing.
Army Values Essay The Seven Values are Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. The Army Values are important and guide soldiers and leaders to do what is right on a day to day basis within their career. The Army Values are known as the foundation of the army. Even though people know the meaning of these values, not everyone actually lives up to them, but soldiers are taught in Basic Combat Training (BCT) the details of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage.
Essay Question 1: Discuss your motivation and decision to serve, in the military or otherwise. Explain how your unique life experience has influenced your life and your ambitions. What is the most important lesson you have learned? While on a patrol during my deployment to Djibouti, Africa, I saw a young teenage girl who was waving her hands in the air and signaling for something to drink.
To: Sgt Sexton 28/AUG/2016 From: Pv2 Cutshall Discuss how the army values apply to everyday life and how failing to follow them affects yourself, your squad and the Army as a whole . Before I start to discuss how, I would apply the army values into my day to day life . Let me first explain the meaning of the Army values and what it stands for .
Along with being deployed some of my learned skills were acquired when I was assigned as a Fury FSC retention NCO two years ago, and my job was to educate soldiers about what they qualified for and other entitlements. Even though the soldier already knew the skills needed in the Army and had knowledge of the Army, I still had to persuade individuals to why they should reenlist. This required some craftiness on my part as some of these soldiers needed to hear something that they haven't heard
America’s Military Heroes are in the airports, in the stores, in the churches and classrooms; they are walking on the streets, sitting on the trains, and on the planes. Often, I spot them by their uniform, camo duffle-bag, or their hats with patches and the names of the military branches on them. When I recognize them, I stop what I am doing and catch up to them and get their attention. “Sir? Excuse me, sir?” or, “Ma’am? Excuse me, ma’am?”