This means we must communicate clearly and consistently with each other, train together, trust each other, and allow for Soldiers to be human every so often. As leaders, we often forget the challenges we faced as junior professionals, and we also don’t always know what is going on with the commands or Soldiers we support that may be making mission accomplishment challenging. The culture we instill within our Human Resources operations can either contribute to a climate of teamwork and taking care of Soldiers, or it can contribute to toxic leadership. It is up to us, as Human Resources Sergeants, to embody the Army Ethic, which consists of “the moral values, principles and martial virtues embedded in its culture that inspire and regulate ethical behavior by both Soldiers and the U.S. Army in the application of land combat in defense of and service to the Nation.” (The Profession of Arms, 2010) We must be the example for and instill confidence in our leadership, our peers, our subordinates, and our customers, the Soldiers.
Many seem to over emphasize the many privileges gained as an officer and seem to completely overlook the ever more important duties that should be the true motivators. I must ensure to maintain this mindset. I must also remember to put “people first”. (Department of Defense, 1988) This will be a cornerstone in every decision I make.
The following exerts from the creed read, “I am a warrior and a member of a team”, “I am an expert and I am a professional.” , “I serve the American people and live the Army values” (US Army, 2015). The Army’s position requires it to remain an ever-ready responsive force. A force that must be able to deploy and be effective in any environment.
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.
Among these five characteristics; military expertise, honorable service, trust, esprit de corps, and stewardship of the profession, I believe that military expertise and stewardship of the profession are the two characteristics that make a leader excel in the presence of their peers. ADRP 1 defines military expertise as, “Military expertise is the design, generation, support, and ethical application of land power, primarily in unified land operations, and all supporting capabilities essential to accomplish the mission in defense of the American people”. In order to gain trust from your subordinates for them to follow your guidance, a leader must have military expertise. Without being an expert in your field, subordinates will not trust your guidance provided unto them. ADRP 1 defines Stewardship of the Profession as, “Stewardship is the responsibility of Army professionals to ensure the profession maintains its five essential characteristics now and into the future”.
Broadening is achieved through career with experiences and education in different cultures and organizational settings. There are different opportunities in the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) that could represent an opportunity to broadening their career, these are in the area of Recruitment, High Head Quarters (HHQ), Instructor, National Guard Bureau (NGB), Title 10 or a Nominative position. The best combination to broadening and stay competitive is that we can have NCOs that meet the requirements of the NCOPDS and in turn have the growth that the Army needs. Broadening NCOs are better able to operate in complex environments. After grounds conflicts and look to the future, it has been learned that the domains of learning should be expanded by providing institutional, operational and self-development educational level to the
I find many Common roots between Army values, custom, and norms that I grew up with which define me as the person that I am, values such as Loyalty, Respect, Honor and Integrity. Over the course of six years serving in the United States Army I learn and achieves so much that, I falling love with it and Army become very important element in my life, which has the highest level of priority in my life. I will never hesitate to sacrifices my life to protect and defend United States of America, Constitution and United State Army just like the one I do for my family and I will do everything in my power to serve in the way that best benefit Army interest. I Leads others in the Army with set myself as an example, armed myself with warrior ethos, live with the Army Values, and maintain my military bearing in the highest standard level.
From the lesson of training, I also realized the weight that officers hold when it comes to building trust, motivating, and pushing their soldiers. They are going to expect the utmost level of skill as well as professionalism that you must provide as an officer. In return, it is your right to expect the same level of excellence from your soldiers, being there to push them above the standard and holding them to being experts and professionals. This is a trait that no matter how skilled you or your soldiers may be, there will always be room for constant improvement and
Diversity in United States Army Table of Contents Introduction 2 Diversity in United States Army 2 Significance of Identity 3 Influence of Prototypes and Assimilation on Individual Identity 4 Adjusting Beliefs and Behaviour of Leader 6 Conclusion 7 References 8 Introduction Diversity as a managerial concept focuses on racial diversity due to the historically significant role that is played by race in issues of diversity within the United States Army. It is noted that the internal communication about representative leadership across force has enabled the Army to be strong from its cultural and ethnic diversity. This paper is aimed to consider the perception, attribution, and management of diversity in the United States Army. Diversity in United States Army The emphasis of US Army on the diversity and inclusion has proven effective to enable the Army in maintenance of competitive future advantage.
Stewarding the Profession is a primary focus of the NCO 2020 since it is in this line of effort that we demonstrate a holistic culmination of the development and talent management lines of effort. 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
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
“Discipline and pride build individual morale and a collective esprit de corps” resulting in high performance and conduct. Today, the legacy of esprit de corps is continuously promoted though customs, traditions and ceremonies; and is present in all levels of the Army profession. Contributions to esprit de corps can be manifested in: high motivation, teamwork, commitment to organization, and promotions to name a few. Having esprit de corps in a group not only boost morale, but it is also the driving force that helps lead to effective mission
Platoon Argumentative Essay If you’ve ever had an ethical dilemma related to upholding the Army Values, let me first warn you that this will not be your last ethical dilemma. Second, let me provide you with purpose, direction, and motivation to uphold the Army’s Standards to influence your decision. During the Vietnam War prompting this question to a second lieutenant may have been challenging due to little interest in prosecuting Vietnam war crimes.
Mahaseth also said, “by working together they will learn each other’s strengths and weaknesses and will be better able to decide and strategize the best plan for the team. This will without a doubt help them in their future lives and careers as well”. Working to get better with a group of people that one may know for a long time grows large bonds and a loyal