This book has been an inspiration to all services. It shows not only how any service member should strive to be, but also how a person should act. The only way that Lt. Rowans actions can be properly conveyed is through this quote: "Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities: It is this, that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak." - Thomas
The topic of this writing assignment is the Brigade Aviation Element. In today’s day and age, waging a war has never been more complex for commanders. In an ever-evolving battlefield advanced weapons, assets, technology, and information have become both a blessing and a curse to commanders. In a high-paced unforgiving environment, commanders are required to make accurate effective decisions at a moment’s notice. One of the greatest challenges for ground force commanders has been effectively utilizing Army aviation assets in coordination with the ground effort. As aviation is the number one force multiplier on today’s battlefield Brigade Aviation Elements (BAE) were incorporated into all Brigade Combat Teams (BCT) starting in 2006,
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Most Exalted Master Chief Robert Dean Stethem exemplifies the Navy Core Values. This fallen Genuine Chief from the Seabee Community has served as an inspiration to many. Robert Dean Stethem was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on 17 November 1961. His early years were spent in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Waldorf, Maryland. One of three children, he grew up understanding the importance of family and dedication to his country. Stethem’s father was Retired Senior Chief Richard Stethem and his mother, Patricia, served in the Navy before raising her family.
Noncommissioned Officer 2020 is the Army's vision for developing the leaders of tomorrow thru a deliberate, continuous, and progressive process. This process is the key to the future of the NCO of 2020 and beyond. While most parts of it have been brought up to full speed, many are still in a work in progress and require further guidance before the vision becomes a full reality and propels the NCO Corps forward into future endeavors. The
I have experienced many situations and endured a multitude of experiences throughout my life. It is through these experiences that I have been able to learn a great deal about myself. Since I was young, I have always set astronomically high goals and expectations for myself. This was largely in part due to the strong upbringing from my parents, who taught me what is right and wrong, and instilled very strong personal values, along with a continued ideal of community service. These values helped forge me into who I am today. Besides family values, my background begins when I first joined the Boy Scouts of America. There I was taught what it means to adhere to a motto and properly wear a uniform. Although this was the simplest form of a uniform,
Surface Warfare Officers (SWO) are known as the backbone of the Navy. For years I have desired to obtain this position and have done extensive research concerning the attributes and requirements. Because I believe the Navy begins in the heart as well as the head, I know that becoming a part of the Navy would be life changing. Commissioning as a SWO would allow me to make a meaningful difference, as well as gain unparalleled leadership experience.
Due to the nature of the cyberspace operations environment, many of the specific details of Staff Sergeant Montano's efforts, accomplishments, and achievements are classified at the Top Secret Level. A classified SOA for specific accomplishments are held at the MCCYWG. Therefore, this summary of action will articulate the impact, but not always the details of the actions performed.
As an inexperienced officer leading veteran soldiers, Captain Macdonald makes an effort to earn his men’s trust and overcome his uncertainty—two important factors that would lead him to much success. “I must give these men confidence in me despite the fact they know that I am inexperienced” (Macdonald 1999, 14). Countless engagements and embracing K-rations, undesirable conditions, and sickness with his men, finally brought him to the conclusion that “these veterans of Company I had accepted their replacement company commander” (Macdonald 1999, 77). This sense of confidence and mutual trust contributed to his company’s success throughout the war. Despite his acceptance, the men he served with were “cold, hungry, miserable infantrymen, scared as hell inside, but too brave to admit it” (Macdonald 1999,
The 1st Sustainment Command (Theater) (TSC) promoted one of its own today. It was a true honor to be a part of Athena Oliver’s promotion from chief warrant officer three (CW3) to the rank of CW4. The Army has a unique esprit de corps, as we work, train, and fight beside each other in the tireless effort to protect the American people and preserve our way of life. Through war and peace, the Army is a professional organization—a Family. Warrant officers are highly skilled, single-track specialty officers, the ranks CW2 through CW5, are commissioned by the President of the United States and take the same oath as regular commissioned officers (O 1 to O 10).
Chief Madison is an exceptionally hard-working professional, who personifies the core values of our Navy. He expertly carries out the leadership of a Chief Petty Officer and is a constant source of encouragement and inspiration to those around him, continually improving the performance level of the command and Fleet in all areas. His exemplary deckplate leadership, technical expertise, professionalism, loyalty, moral character, strong sense of heritage, commitment to equality and diversity make him a perfect candidate for the 2016 MCPO Anna Der-Vartanian Award recipient. Some of his specific accomplishments include:
Conceivably one of the most notable names in Naval History and around the yard at the United States Naval Academy is Admiral Hyman Rickover. Without his concepts and research, we would not be the Navy we are today. Rickover’s dedication to learning and working hard makes him one of the most memorable leaders in U.S. Naval History. From going to Submarine school, being assigned to the Manhattan Project, and retiring at the rank of Admiral, Hyman Rickover lived a life full of accomplishments.
Specifically to the officer over a platoon or unit, who might not be in control, but is directly responsible for these troops. He/she has the responsibility of the daily processions of hi/her base; His fitness and his/her troop’s fitness level; a command climate where practices of integrity can be adhered to even when he/she is not present. He is responsible for the training of his/her company and to the organization for creating a culture based around the practices and policies in the ethos of the