This frame of reference provides the Marines with a baseline of knowledge that they can then utilize when making decisions. In other words, we can provide the tools for their tool box with job training, but critical thinking will enable them to select the right tool at the right time for the job. So as an organization, we must not be satisfied with just providing instruction on how to do their job in the Marine Corps, it is imperative that we also strive to enhance the Marine’s ability think about innovative ways to accomplish tasks. Too often, Marines may become satisfied with doing things “the way they have always been done”, but this line of thinking fails to foster new ideas. The critical thinker can find a solution to a problem by removing personal bias, thinking abstractly and looking at the problem from angles not previously
One of the main extracurricular activity that is very helpful to me is NJROTC. It teaches cadets about the real world and the military world. The Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC), is put in place to teach you more about the military, and also to teach students to become great leaders. Everyone in this program learn to be well disciplined. Without discipline there would be total chaos.
My experiences in the military have given me plenty of leadership (management) time, but my personality better suits me to be a contract negotiator. A manager makes a final decision which I can do, but I would rather have a person with more experience make that choice. Different actions would be gathered and then presented to management. Listening, taking notes, reading body language (due to college), compromising, and organizing our most recognized personality traits. These traits have made me interested with working through teamwork to get the mission accomplished in the safest and most efficient ways possible.
The Marine Corps has grooming requirements and regulations in order to maintain uniformity as well as a team identity within the military population. This uniformity creates an individuality that sets us apart from other services but individuality amongst Marines can be detrimental to the unit. Recruits receive a haircut upon arrival to boot camp not only to conform to the grooming standards but to eliminate that individuality. Marines are taught that they are no longer individuals but rather a team and in order to act as a team, they must be in uniformity with one another. One of the basic tenets of the military is to prioritize the group over the individual and by maintaining this standard of uniformity, the Marine Corps will continue to be successful.
Some armed forces members will not conform to these principles and will get out willingly or forcefully. Those service members that heed their training and have the mental flexibility will help build the military services of the future. Transgender individuals are already serving in the ranks of the armed forces. Getting rid of the recognized obstacles that inhibit transgender personnel from operating as their identified gender, presents them with the identical chance their fellow service members have, will solve the health care offered for their mental and physical needs, and will give our leaders the opportunity to overcome the leadership and logistical difficulties for transgender incorporation into our
A game without support is not a real game and is not as much fun as if there were supporter. Of course, fans are not everything, and an athlete should be able to play and fight hard even though there is not any support since it is their job to play for the college and in the best-case win. Every athlete receives a scholarship for playing for the school and for which all students are thankful. However, investing in facilities would bring more support to each game and therefore the atmosphere would increase. That is what athletes work for, a though game with people who support them no matter what and where they have to push through this situation to win this game.
This film; however, did introduce the topic of Conscientious Objectors being enlisted in the military that I had never even considered and I do think that it is a vastly positive idea that would help to tap the potential in troops that may not be comfortable killing others. I do; however, believe that those in more commanding roles do desperately need to feel that it is their duty to sufficiently address these men in the same way they do those that are comfortable carrying arms and ensure that those who do not are not outcasted for these beliefs, as these Conscientious Objectors could be the men that save their
I will give examples as to why each of these things are not only important to myself, but important to any Airmen trying to successfully change the world. 2. The first point that ADM McRaven made on how to change the world is by accepting that no matter how hard you try sometimes you will fail. In this speech he speaks on how during Navy Seal training they were required to have inspections on their uniforms. He said that sometimes no matter
The military leaders, government, and citizens will be taught about leadership and new strategies to protect the people of the land from events in World War II. The Pearl Harbor attack has given the leaders of our country a new perspective allowing for new ideas to be used in war and new strategies to prepare the people for what may come. Experience equals knowledge. “To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.” (George Washington). No matter where or when, preparation is key.
My reasons for wanting to become a Naval Officer are varied. A desire to prove myself, to serve my country, and to make my family proud. I want to become a Naval Officer because I want to become the best person I can be. I want to lead others, and make them into great leaders in turn. I want to contribute to the best Navy in the world, and commit myself wholeheartedly.