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.
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. Communicate effectively with my subordinates, never leave my soldiers uninformed, stand to protect my soldiers in any cost, and always place their needs above my own
My motivation for seeking admittance to the U.S. Military Academy started in my early childhood. When I was a child I said I wanted to be a soldier and serve my country in the most honorable way possible. To this day that has not changed. The military always fascinated me. In my childhood I would watch military documentaries over cartoons. They still continue to intrigue me. Going into high school I considered the different branches of the armed forces. I decided the Army was the best fit for me and that becoming an active duty officer will be the best path to take to make the Army a career. In my junior year of high school that plan changed slightly. When I turned seventeen I decided to enlist in the Army reserves through the split option. This allowed me to
I feel that the best way to do so is to attend one of the service academies. I understand that the service academy life is rigorous and demanding. They try to push you past your limits. That challenge is what motivates me. Pushing oneself past the limits they have in their mind is how character is built. I look forward to the opportunity to meet the challenges head-on; embracing the struggle. Upon taking my commission, it is my goal to make a career out of the military. I see attending one of the United States Military Academies as being the ultimate opportunity for me to work with others to lead and to serve our
According to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 80% of the careers in the United Sates Armed Forces are non-combat, which only leaves 20% of the careers in the Armed Forces to fulfill combat affiliated roles. With roughly 2.6 million people in the United States military, that leaves approximately 520,000 people in combat-affiliated roles (Henderson & Dolphin, 2007). The five branches of the United States Military are Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Navy, and Marines. Each branch of the military has specific jobs, specialties, and responsibilities that work in conjunction with each other to ensure the safety of the United States of America. Different careers within each branch of the military serve a tremendous purpose, but places an enormous
It is through this quote that I, or so I believe, view being a leader in a new light. While it commonly thought that a leader, say a supervisor or your boss, is leading you (say by simply giving you instructions) it is rarely the case that we believe that we are also leading them. What I mean by this is that we commonly view leadership as a single downward communication chain and never as a two-way
My prior learning experience has a lot to do with my career goals. My MOS is 42A (Human Resources) and my secondary MOS is 71L (Administrative Specialist). My Additional Skill Identifier is F5 (Postal Operations). I’m currently a MS III Instructor at The Citadel Military College. My previous duty assignment was at Fort Jackson, SC, I was an AIT Instructor, I taught 42A (Human Resources) to new Soldier’s, prior service Soldier’s and International Soldier’s as well that meet all the requirements to be awarded their MOS. My military training consist of Basic Instructor training, Cadre Training, UVA (Unit Victim Advocate), EO Leader (Equal Opportunity), ALC (Advance Leaders Course), WLC (Warrior Leaders Course) and Postal Operations.
A big question in my life that I’m always being asked is, “What are you going to do when you grow up?”. I assume by “growing up” people are referring to high school graduation day. Well, when I grow up up, I want to join the military, and then go into law enforcement. The next questions I usually get, are “Which branch of the military do you want to join?” and “What law enforcement agency do you want to work for?” I’m still not sure which branch of military I want to join, but I do know which law enforcement agency I want to join; the U.S. Marshals!
During the course of my Noncommissioned Officer Academy course I have learned numerous terms, and theories that can assist me in doing my part to make the Air Force better. My vision statement is: Utilizing the correct tone as a team leader to inspire flexibility during conflict, and negotiations to optimize continuous improvement. Over the next 3 to 5 years, I believe that working towards this statement will cause a ripple effect among my airmen, and shape the future leaders of our Air Force. This will enable those I led to be more receptive to create change while maintaining relationships. Additionally, to achieve this goal relies on my ability to apply my vision because this plan will not happen overnight.
This past December, I graduated from Tidewater Community College with an associate degree in general studies and was promoted to Petty Officer Second Class in the United States Navy. I never expected to become a community college graduate. I never imagined I would join the military, either. Up to this point, my educational and career journey has been thoroughly non-traditional—marked by twists and turns, changes of heart, and changes of plans. Going forward, however, the path is much clearer. I have spent the last three years executing a plan I made at the lowest point in my life. Hopefully, the next step of this plan will lead me to the Columbia University School of General Studies.
Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes and there are many opinions on what makes a good leader. In my opinion, leadership is defined as a person who inspires others to act in a manner that is systematic of success. This success can be in many different forms such as personal success, team based success, mission success, etc. Leadership comes from people who truly inspire, and do not simply manage. The principles of good leadership according to different leaders may vary, but are often centered on character traits which too can vary. My personal leadership philosophy is centric around what opportunities and possibilities I can find that will allow me to help affect change at a more executive level for the organization in order to make every attempt to make our organization better as a whole.
Earl Nightingale once said, “People with goals, succeed because they know where they 're going.”1Therefore, without goals a person will lose and not be successful. This paper will discuss career goals, professional aspirations, short term and long term goals and the salary obtained at a given time.