When I was in basic training, I learned a plethora of skills. One of the most important was respect. The best change that occurred was I became more respectful; It became evident to me to respect those that deserved and insisted on it. Before I joined the Army, I was a back-talking, disrespectful and ungrateful kid. However, once I went into training I was force to show respect to my superiors.
The Soldiers in the section reacted negatively to marching around in formation, which was normal for anything that was not a job specific task. After the training, rather than conducting an after action review, 1SG Liest explained why he chose drill and ceremony for the first training event. He stated, “discipline applies to all aspects of Army service, from ensuring your room was clean to making it to formation on time.” He even addressed how it applies to our jobs as intelligence analysts by following the rules and regulations that govern our profession. I took this lesson to heart and it was in that moment that I realized I would never forget 1SG Liest. The lessons that he taught me and continued to teach me during the time we worked together continue to shape my leadership style.
Again, perhaps the developmental process becomes the most productive part of the exercise. And akin to strategic plans, a command philosophy deserves discussion and feedback to ensure its understanding and relevance. Left alone--rarely mentioned, contested, or unrevised-- a philosophy does little harm but also little good. A command philosophy written in 1982 for a Corps Building fighting units requires more leadership than management, but smart management is also essential. Recognizing that we have responsibilities for both immediate readiness and the future vitality of our Army, it is clear that we must build motivation, confidence, and mutual trust within our units—even in the face of horrendous personnel turbulence.
And as Mario Puzo once said, “The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, lies in its loyalty to each other.” They have to figure out that they need to use each other to make everything come together even when times get hard and everything becomes scarce we need to work come together as one and realize what is actually happens. Also, they really understood what LOYALTY actually is, it is not just being with everyone it is relaying on everyone when everything does not go the expected way and working together to becoming a stronger team. So Odysseus finally come to a conclusion that loyalty is the best way to go. As they went through all the journeys they figure that they had to become as one because they figured out that the strength as one is much stronger that the strength of just a few who think they are better than everyone so they became a family as each journey they went through became harder. So Odysseus learns that loyalty is the best way to
I make sure that my shirt and trouser are creased in a military manner along with my tie. I am in the understanding that in order to be very effective, civilians and Marine know one thing “they are always on the job”. During my tenure in the Marine Corps, the motto was always mission accomplishment. Now, hearing suggestions such as “Not my task” or “I did not
Columbus like many that have gone before us are examples of the Character, Presence, and Intellect ADP 6-22 (2012), that we should all strive for and will more times than not strengthen your leadership qualities. I only hope that I can inspire soldiers that follow me to have the same fortitude to use their minds and defend their thoughts even when they are the minority. If I can leave that as my legacy then I did something right, leaving them with a strong base for which to build
SPC DaBrent Nobles Military Customs and Courtesies I am a soldier of the United States Army, and when I took the vow to become such, I signed up to uphold a certain standard when in public and behind closed doors. I have the upmost respect for my peers and superiors around me who took the same vow. We all vowed to be away from our families for unknown amounts of time to protect and defend my country and its allies. I also have pride in what I do because I know it is necessary to keep my country running. The army has helped me to establish this pride in myself and what I do.
“The end of the draft also has dramatically improved commitment and morale in the armed forces. The difference is simple: recruits who want to serve and succeed are likely to perform better than draftees who want out, the sooner the better.” (Bandow). Individuals who voluntarily serve have officially occupied themselves with the thought of being able to step up to plate and defend their country are rationally the right people to serve in war. So when a person who does not have the courage or desire to serve is drafted they just become a danger to the rest of the group. Their dread, and absence of being locked in will just make them simple prey and destroy forces one by one.
How Being a Military Dependent Affected My Life Goals Being a military dependent is something I have known my whole life. My dad joined the Air Force in 1988 at the age of twenty-four. He initially joined the military to help people, but wasn’t sure what he wanted to do, this led him to fighting fires until 2010. I was born in the year 1999; I grew up with him working twenty-four hour shifts and then being home for twenty-four hours. My father’s time in the military shaped who I was by his instilling in me responsibility, love for people, and the core values of the United States Air Force.
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
These specific values embody responsibility, putting others before self and taking the hard right over the easy wrong. These are just a few attributes needed to be a profession of arms. Working for the Army is not just a job; it is an understanding that we are here to serve the people of the United States. Through trial, error and time, we will see what we are doing right and where we can improve so that we are better in the future. It is only by living each of these responsibilities that I can begin to answer the call my country has placed upon me.
Neglecting a soldier’s family can create an unhappy household, producing an equivalent result if you were to neglect the soldiers themselves. I have learned that my personal leadership philosophy can contrast that of my peers at times. However, I find that it is very important to be true to yourself and maintain integrity. There is no answer to what is the best philosophy, it is what works for you and produces positive results. By communicating with my soldiers and gaining feedback is how I know that I am on the right
I took action by motivating my subordinates through competition and positive reinforcement. I used the time I had effectively and pushed to prepare for the inspection. The success of the inspection was due to my time effectiveness, integrity, commitment, leadership, and the cadets themselves. Encounters such as these have taught me to be relentless in the face of adversity. I always strive to become better and that is the sole purpose behind my ambition to become a Marine Officer.
I was able to increase the benefit of task management but still struggled to maintain the efficiency that comes along with that due to losing a case manager and taking on the entire case load myself. Understanding different perspectives has always come easy to me, however, learning to quite myself when my integrity is challenged because of someone else’s perspective was a definite challenge to me. I felt that the objective of learning what effective leadership can accomplish was the one that was successful. After shadowing Barb, I learned effective communication techniques, how to inspire the staff with vision and drive and how to have integrity in the midst of turmoil. Applying this practicum to becoming a baccalaureate-prepared nurse will come in time.
The level of maturity I have acquired from working side by side with my fellow soldiers and protecting our great nation have prepared me to accept many difficult challenges. Completing these challenges to the best of my abilities, a trait I learned in the Army. This is just another step to achieving my goals. I am not a quitter and I will not give up. It is my conviction that when one door closes many more will opened with greater opportunities.