Essay On Army Profession

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The Profession of Arms
Human Resources Sergeant in the Profession of Arms. In today’s military the importance of Human Resources is paramount to the success of the Army mission. First we must understand what it means to be a Profession, the balancing role of the Profession’s leaders, the Army Professional Culture, and the HR Sergeant’s Role in the Army Profession.

Profession by definition is a type of job that requires special education, training, or skill (, 2015). Doctors and Lawyers are examples of professions that require extensive training. Basic training, AIT, and NCOES, are all examples of extensive training needed to be a professional Soldier. Most professions serve an individual client. The Army serves the entire country. Serving the country as a whole means they must trust us without ever seeing us perform our duties. Most professions are sought for their benefits to employee. The Army Profession rewards Soldier’s with honor, knowledge, and a sense of patriotism. Normal professions do not offer these rewards.

Balancing the roles of Professional leaders is difficult in a large organization. The Army has an abundance of Soldiers in leadership positions. Balance can be achieved by focusing on two areas.
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The Army must know the status of its culture to make positive changes. The Army must have Operational Adaptability. The culture of the Army cannot have a negative impact on operations or they will fail. Culture is defined as the beliefs, customs, arts, etc., of a particular society, group, place, or time (, 2015). The uniqueness of the Army culture is that it’s made up of so many Soldiers of different cultures. Having a common goal brings unity and high morale. Climate is the feelings a Soldier would have within the Army culture. Positive climate is just as important as the culture. Climate can change quickly. Often times through transfers or positive
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