Almost everything can be tied back to the importance of accountability. The U.S. Army demands that all its members be accountable for their actions, equipment, records, duties and even for their fellow warriors. Planning for operations, especially during times of war, stresses the importance of
It’s a decision making process that allows all levels of leadership to apply their input to come up with a plan or order that guides the force to carry out the mission with proper preparation and execution (Odierno, 2012). It allows adjacent, parallel, subordinate, and supporting units a chance to collaborate to come up with unified, thoroughly developed plans of action that are well thought out. The military decision making process isn’t just a “knee jerk” reaction that could lead to disastrous outcomes. It is made up of plenty of steps that involve plenty of input and output, making for great back and forth action to come up with the best possible plan of action when a final decision is
Leadership in the Army is the fundamental foundation of the organization. Leaders like Officers and Non- Commission Officers implement and set the standard of leader to soldiers. These leaders ensure the Army soldiers are trained and prepare for any hardships they face. The term Leadership can be defined differently based on the organization in which the term is applied to. In the Army Leadership can be described as a "characterized by a complex mix of organizational, situational, and mission demands on a leader who applies personal qualities, abilities, and experiences to exert influence on the organization, its people, the situation, and the unfolding mission" (ADP 6-22).
This kind of leadership is imposed by power, dominating and fear of punishment. Normally they are suspicious of new ideas, except for their own and cautious of discussion. They retain control, use initiatives and focused by the need to achieve. To them, task and achievement is everything and failures is not an option. This qualities and characteristic fit well with the leadership style of Gen Sir Douglas
I am an open minded person, and realize there Leadership Philosophy is more than one way to tackle an obstacle. I don’t want to be the type of leader that believes that “it’s my way or the highway.” I want to create an environment where Soldiers feel comfortable to share their thoughts and ideas without being ridiculed or ignored. In conclusion, having self-awareness of my leadership philosophy is very valuable, in that it allows others to an insight of the type of leader that I strive to be and it also provides myself with a more in depth insight of my own leadership
We all understand how to be a good Soldier. We must not only know those values, we must encompass them. As Dempsey says; (2010) “The Army Ethic begins with the moral values the Army defends” (p. 12). As a Human Resources Sergeant in the Profession of Arms, we have a calling. We have been called upon to take care of so many in so many different ways.
A phenomenological approach that is system-based and communication-centered, in particular, may serve to illuminate the relationship between structure and agency. One assumption of this analysis is that system change occurs through the actions of individual actors. It is when individuals have the motivation and capacity for action that they speak out, enact policy changes, and participate in change-oriented collectivities. Change at the system level, in turn, can facilitate individual awareness and relationship building (DeTurk, 2006, p.
Character Development through Leadership The Army defines character as one’s true nature. The inherent values, virtues identity, purpose and morals a person possesses. The goal of the Army’s study is to single out and nurture personal traits so that they will have leaders with extremely high character and ethical beliefs. This will allow leaders of character to further develop our Army and foster individual units to operate within the Army’s ethical belief. The challenge is that all people are different in their beliefs, finding common ground and methods of cultivating character traits is the final step in the process.
Discuss the importance of justice and fairness (or lack of it) and its effect on the accused and other members of the military community According to George Washington, “Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable, procures success to the weak and esteem to all. Based on the task above, the definition of discipline is the practice of training people to obey rules or a code of behaviour, using punishment to correct disobedience while the definition of good order is in the right manner. It means how to unite a troop in order to maintain the discipline and good order way. This two elements is very important to make a cooperation among troops.
It is how the powerful manipulate the powerless in order to fulfil the needs of those with power. What one may have here is a latent conflict, which consists in a contradiction between the interests of those exercising power and the real interests of those they exclude. These latter may not express or even be conscious of their interests, but ... the identification of those interests ultimately always rests on empirically supportable and refutable hypotheses (Lukes 2005). This is a vitally important power source used in politics and is fundamental in order to succeed. This power was even referred to by Lukes (1974) as “insidious” in nature, as it is seen as almost an abuse of power from those in higher positions especially the political elite on those more vulnerable or open to manipulation of working class background in
In an OCONUS JIIM, the SFWO will need to rely on the attribute of solving complex political-military problems, develop, and employ conventional and unconventional solutions. SFWO need to recognize in the OCONUS environment your counterparts may not desire the same result as you. Even elements within our own government during OCONUS mission, i.e. the State Department often times are not looking for the same result. It can be a political minefield with multiple problems from multiple directions; a SFWO needs to be creative in order to satisfy all parties involved with an OCONUS JIIM
In order to Mission Command the BDE in direct action fight against a near-peer threat, our MAIN CP configuration had to evolve. Doctrinally, a command post’s configuration boils down to two opposing forces: Survivability versus Efficiency. A command post’s survivability is vital to mission success; however, command posts often gain survivability at the price of effectiveness. When concentrated, the enemy can easily acquire and target most command posts.
At my core, I believe that soldiers are due a leader that has a passion for the Army and their MOS. Having these two principles makes my other core beliefs come almost second nature. This includes being competent with my MOS and being an accomplished leader. Communicating consistently with my soldiers, wither it be for personal enquires or throughout a mission is one of those. I have had many