Army Profession Essay

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The Army HR NCO is one of the most important jobs in today’s Army. They are responsible for accurate strength reporting, accountability of soldiers and most aspects of The Army’s soldier care programs. The following is a very brief look at why the HR NCO is a professional and what his/her role is in today’s Military landscape.
Professions are generally jobs that require years of formal training and real life experience to become an expert in a field (doctor, lawyer, ect.). An occupation is generally learned in a relatively short amount of time in order to maximize efficiency and benefit to the organization. Professions are usually required to use their expertise to effect a desired outcome (a doctor healing a sick person). An occupation is usually required to repeat a procedure rapidly to maximize production (an assembly line worker). Motivation for people to pursue professions tend to be intrinsic (altruism, sense of accomplishment), while motivations for occupations tend to be extrinsic (pay, benefits).
Although there are regulations that govern
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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. Each professional has an important role in making sure the Army functions together as a whole and is ready to go to war and defend the values and constitution of the United States of
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