Personal Narrative: A Career In The Army

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Says Dudley (2010) says, “We need to redefine leadership as being about lollipop moments, how many that we create, how many we acknowledge, how many of them we pay forward, and how many then we say thank you for.” (Dudley). Luckily, for me, I have been on the receiving end of a “lollipop moment,” and it happened very recently. My career in the military began as enlisted soldier and very shortly afterward, I became a non-commissioned officer in which I filled a variety of leadership roles. On average, I had approximately 35 soldiers under my charge. My responsibilities included things like ensuring they were physically fit to meet the challenges of a combat rotation. Or ensuring that they were paid the right amount, attended their doctors’ appointments,
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