As I embark on the newest chapter in my life it occurs to me that I must first take time to fully process and appreciate the magnitude of what it really is to be a Warrant Officer in the United States Army. From my own perspective as well as the perspective seen from society I can see my new responsibilities will hold a paramount position in many different aspects. This being said, I can look forward to a major shift in what my focus will be and how my decisions will directly impact those around me. My personal desire to become a Warrant officer stems from my constant thirst to grow and influence my surroundings. Through the past 11 years that I have been an enlisted Soldier, I have seen the value of leadership and the effect good and poor leadership can have on Soldiers and …show more content…
Many seem to over emphasize the many privileges gained as an officer and seem to completely overlook the ever more important duties that should be the true motivators. I must ensure to maintain this mindset. I must also remember to put “people first”. (Department of Defense, 1988) This will be a cornerstone in every decision I make. 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. Society expects me to fulfill an enormous amount of responsibilities. I will do so with the most humble head all while fulfilling my responsibilities. I am ready, willing and highly motivated to enter what is perhaps the most challenging chapter in my
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While Soldiers and officers have responsibilities, the United States Army has some responsibilities to these members. One of those duties is keeping them fed. In today’s post, we are going to look at an Army job that maintains that aspect of United States Army responsibility. The Army 922A Warrant Officer Food Service Technician has an important role. This article will explain the job description, duties, responsibilities, and requirements, along with any other valuable information about the food service technician.
Officers are problem solvers, lifesavers and help people within their neighborhoods. After having served my country, I would like to help and serve the community and city in which I live. Setting the example and being a role model for the adolescents in our society is something that means a lot to me. Never giving up on them, in the same manner that the role models in my career never gave up on
SUBJECT: The Warrant Officer 2025 Strategy Lines of Effort Priority Refinement 1. Purpose: To refine the priorities of the ends, ways, and means for developing Warrant Officers 2. Facts & Refined Priorities: a. The Army Warrant Officer 2025 Strategy defines how future Warrant Officers are accessed, developed, and utilized as they continue to support the force in their exceedingly specialized role as the Army’s premier technical experts. Detailed in this strategy, are four priority Lines of Effort (LOE) that have been identified to prepare the Cohort for the future.
When I first entered this program I was a shy and insecure little girl who had no idea what she wanted in life. I started as a squad leader, in charge of about 5 people. I later moved on to a staff position, I currently serve as the Chief of staff. As chief of staff, I help ensure that all officers under
The Army Profession is professional organization built on 239 years of traditions and belief that service to the nation and its people is greater than one’s self. The Army has evolved and changed over the course of its history. Through lessons learned from past conflicts, the Army as adapted and implemented changes to its doctrines to develop professional soldiers, educate, train soldiers as we fight and collectively prepare the Army for any future conflicts. This essay, from a soldier point of view, glances at the Army culture and the pillars which make up the foundation of the Army Profession; it explores the ethical codes and the five essential characteristics of the Army Profession: Military Expertise, Honorable Service, Trust, Esprit de Corps and Stewardship (ADRP1, 2013). Living by these specific sets of values and principles is what makes the Army Profession unique and set it apart from any other Professions.
Human Resources Sergeant in the Profession of Arms Commanding General, General Martin Dempsey asked a central question that frames the major challenges the Army’s leaders’ face. He asked, “How do we create the specific conditions for, and achieve those key attributes that ensure that the Army is a profession – one in which all Army professionals recommit to a culture of service and the responsibilities and behaviors of our profession as articulated in the Army Ethic?”. As Professional Soldiers, we exhibit traits that reflect that of what it means to be a Profession of Arms. It wasn’t until post-Vietnam when the Noncommissioned Officer Corps was truly recognized as professionals. Throughout the years with post-wars, the traits of being a professional has exhibited more so in today’s operating forces after nine years of war.
Professional developments have varied from words of wisdom after Physical Readiness Training (PRT), topics of discussions throughout the day which not only links into targeting or field artillery but also how to steward the profession or simply exhausting all rumors of 131A’s. That being said we have received WOPD at many levels to include students from the last class to graduate WOBC, several CW3’s in the Warrant Officer Advance Course (WOAC), CW4 Pelts the 131A branch manager, CW5 Whitney the course manager and the Army Staff Senior Warrant Officer CW5 Williams. In my opinion the WOPD’s are a tremendous success in this stage of the course and hope will continue throughout. We as prior Non Commissioned Officers have worked for or with Officers somewhere in our career but we now have transitioned into a Warrant Officer and have zero experience in
I served as the Company Supply Officer for Bravo Company 3-1 AHB, 1 CAB from September 2011 through September 2014. During this timeframe I spent countless hours and many hundreds of thousands of dollars maintaining the company supplies for daily operations. While in this position I noticed many issues that caused wasted time and energy for personnel as well as wasted money being spent needlessly. Observation 1: Improper training and manning of the Company Supply Position. Discussion 1: In an aviation company a Warrant Officer has many other duties along with being a pilot.
Introduction I am currently an Anti-Armor Platoon Sergeant in Dealer Company 1-506th Infantry Regiment “CURRAHEE”. I joined the Army in August of 2001, and have served this great nation for almost 14 years in a wide assortment duty positions. I began my career in 2nd Infantry Division Long Range Surveillance Detachment as a Scout Observer. My next duty assignment was the 101st Pathfinder Company, 6-101 Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
This shift had experienced a great deal of instability, having gone through a number sergeants in a short period of time. I believe that I have brought some much-needed stability and consistency to a team filled with such young officers. I have been able to lead and mentor some of the younger members through a number of quality follow-up investigations. This has included assisting them with the authoring and review of numerous search warrants for cases ranging from theft, assault, drug offenses, and prostitution. It has been one of my goals to lend my experience in a way that is able to facilitate younger officers gaining experience that they may have never had at such an early point in their
In most cases, the officer’s pride becomes more important than the mission. They want to avoid problems and penalties and keep everything in their division running smoothly. It is human nature to avoid consequences and do what is easiest at the time. In this case, the officer would have an excess of pride. It is important for officers to not have an extreme lack or excess amount of any virtues.
Warrant officers are the leaders of their field and experts in their trade. As such, they must be reliable, technically and tactically proficient, quick learners, and self-motivated, traits I already possess. I believe I have the necessary skills, experience, and leadership abilities to be a great asset to the Army as a Warrant Officer. I have more experience and training than most of my peers considering warrant officer as their next step. I have proven to be a dependable, capable, driven and a proactive non-commissioned officer throughout my career and have always sought out positions of higher responsibility.
This may take a considerable amount of time to complete due to the comprehensive workload associated with being a temporary first sergeant, and full time unit deployment manager. To accomplish my goal, I must change my perspective from thinking as long as I do my job well nothing else really matters. Thinking in retrospect, this could not be further from the truth. I cannot expect to further my career if I cannot see past the lenses of my own duties and
Another thing that I learned from experience in the military and my civilian job is always hold people to increased standards. High standards I learned in both profession is important because you are a role model to someone at all times. Just like in the Marine Corps, I act as a professional in my profession at all times from the time I come in until I leave each day. According to Pelled (2007), “The thought of a missing goodness is a relatively comforting one that can give rise to mental development by learning from experience” (p. 1510).