Chief Petty Officers owe to their organizations a sound understanding of leadership. Senior Enlisted Leaders (SEL’s) are retained in the military primarily to serve as leaders who effectively maximize the efforts of others so the Navy and Coast Guard can achieve its goals. Effective leaders in the chief’s mess set the tone and are visible amongst the command while constantly leading by example. This paper will explain the author’s leadership philosophy, refer to several influential leaders throughout his career, and incorporate three leadership behaviors from the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) feedback.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union Address in the year 1942 opened with a powerful start. He remained good in posture, strong verbal skills, gestures and strong eye contact with his audience which goes to show confidence and being in control of your speech (Stephen D. Boyd, 2017). He addressed the Americans, the citizens of the United States before he mentioned anything. He went to show that the President, himself found faith in their spirits and how he was merely proud of his citizens. He presented a powerful statement to his audience by acknowledging them and according to Matt Eventoff, “a statement or phrase can catch the audience’s attention by keeping them guessing as to what you’re about to say next. Implementing the silence technique
Admiral William H. Mcraven addressed the 2014 graduating class at the University of Austin, Texas with more than eight thousand students in attendance. The address given by Adm. Mcraven touched the hearts of millions from all around the world by his inspirational message of how one person can change the world if they simply helped change the lives of ten others in their lifetime. I chose this speech for my rhetorical analysis because of the simple message it portrays, how helping a few can eventually help many. Adm. Mcraven’s address was especially effective for his audience, much due to how he relates to the students by reminiscing of the day he graduated from UT while providing advice for young college graduates preparing to begin their adult lives.
The Navy is not made for everyone. The book I AM A SEAL TEAM SIX WARRIOR by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin, explains why the Navy is not built for everyone. This book explains how Howard goes through multiple training courses to become the best of the best. Howard Wasdin was beaten as a child by his stepfather and it made him want to pursue the dream of becoming a Navy seal.
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.
Since I was ten years old, I have been a member of the Young Marines, a program dedicated to the enrichment of youth. Aside from my family and school, this organization has had an incredible impact on my life, not only providing me with many unique and amazing experiences, but by shaping the foundation of my character by instilling in me the three core principles of the Young Marines: Discipline, Leadership, and Teamwork and also by emphasizing the importance of community service.
On June 1, 2012, David McCullough Jr. delivered a commencement speech to the graduating class of Wellesley High School. The speech was presented in Wellesley, Massachusetts among the graduates, close family, and friends. McCullough may not be a professional public speaker, but he is a well-known and respected English teacher at Wellesley High. In his speech McCullough made the valid point that graduation is the beginning of life and the long road ahead. The message from that day became known as the “You Are Not Special” speech, and is found to be controversial but memorable. Although McCullough weakens his speech with the time spent on unrelated stories, he does a good job making his point through the use of repetition, imagery, and logos.
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) develops 14 leadership traits, these are the foundation and guidelines used by Marines in order to create and develop invincible warriors. However, some of these leadership traits have been losing significance among many sergeants. One of the leadership traits that lack the most amongst sergeants is “Initiative” due to micromanagement by senior leadership and technology.
From overcoming all odds, to the imprisonment of young kids as foot soldiers, literature allows us to explore the pinnacles and the lowest places of human society. Not all literature is necessarily true, but finding out the truth of the tale the author has chosen to share from their heart or imagination is what makes literature so intriguing. Ishmael Beah, a young man from Sierra Leone, shares his life experiences as a child soldier, how it was to be captured, to fight on the front lines, and the process of rehabilitation. On the other end, is a man who chose to be a soldier, Marcus Luttrell, member of SEAL team 10. Marcus Luttrell shows the great feats that the human body is capable of enduring. Together these two pieces of literature allow
In the midst of detrimental military conflict the attributes of an inspirational leader are reflected in his men, thus ensuring a tenacious and competent
On 3 December, Kilpatrick had camped near Thomas station, south of Waynesboro. Union troops commenced their advance towards Waynesboro in the morning. Dismounted Confederate soldiers soon disrupted them. The main defensive position of Confederate forces was located further north. Kilpatrick planned to overpower this position by engaging the enemy frontally and turning its flanks. After an intense engagement, Confederate forces withdrew to their second line of defense along the road to Waynesboro. Kilpatrick launched a frontal assault and penetrated Confederate defenses after overcoming harsh opposition. Thereafter, Wheeler retreated towards Brier Creek and Union troops entered Waynesboro8.
We live in a cruel world. In this world today war is going on all around us. In different countries even in politics, but what happens to our soldiers over sea? What happens when they come back from war? When they come back are they still fighting in the war? PTSD is a very serious condition; where people suffer from an illness created in their mind.
Audie Murphy without a doubt is the most decorated soldiers of world war two (WWII) and one of the most respected among all military members. Time after time, Audie Murphy displayed the true meaning of being fearless and placing the mission first. His level of adaptive leadership is nearly unparalleled compared to anyone during WWII due to his ability to be resilient, confident, and a risk taker.
The transition from enlisted into the ranks of officer is not a situation that anyone should take lightly. With greater rank comes greater responsibility, I emphatically understand the prestige and responsibility that comes with this transition. In this essay, I will answer three questions. Why do I want to be a military officer? What does society expect from me as a military officer? What are three of my soon to be responsibilities as an officer? This seemingly simple questions are not to be taken lightly continue to strive to fulfill both my specified, directed, and implied responsibilities as a military officer.