A Profession of Arms is an experience a person can’t truly understand if they never served in any type of militarize organization. Those who served must understand the culture, the history and they always have a reason why they volunteered. They must follow a certain code of conduct and discipline which often make them look or behave differently among others. I joined the Army for the transformation and to do something different comparing the friends that I grew up with. When I graduated from Basic and AIT my friends noticed the changes that occurred in my life when I returned home.
Weapons are deemed as a significant element for military strategies all over the world. Overtime, these illicit weapons distributed to police forces have caused injuries some at minor at levels and whilst some are deemed at extreme levels. Electronic stun devices and other less-lethal weapons are marketed as offering unmitigated benefits to both police and public safety, with this statement there are various problems also associated with these devices such as unnecessary injury and deaths. There are various intentional injuries that police officers are affected by whilst working, the prevalence of injury in the force is rather high. By the 1800s, after departments and police departments distributed weapons and demanded the use of force that
The Human Resource Sergeant A Human Resource Sergeant first and foremost is a Soldier. Soldiers have an obligation to uphold the Profession of Arms. The Army defines itself as a Profession of Arms because it serves and provides protection of the Constitution by lethal force sought by the American public (Dempsey, 2010). A Human Resource Sergeant in the Army provides the administrative support that affects Soldiers’ overall welfare and well-being, while assisting leaders with keeping Soldiers combat-ready and effective (Guard, 2017). In order for a Human Resource Sergeant to be a professional in their military occupational specialty they must live by the Army core values especially integrity and selfless service.
This finding also show that there is a need to make more efforts in making military skills in line with civilian vocations. In a poll conducted in 2010 by the Society of Human Resources Management found that 60% of employers felt that veterans often had difficulty translating military experiences into civilian job experiences (Faurer, Rogers-Brodersen, & Bailie, 2014). In contrast, the literature review also found that there is a perceived notion of discrimination from some employers, who did not show complete trust in hiring veterans for reasons such as PTSD. A study by The George W. Bush Institute in Dallas, Texas (XXXX), on issues affecting veterans who have served since 9/11 confirms this issue. They found that employers sometimes cite
How have you observed or experienced moral disengagement in your career? I did not experience moral disengagement, but one I observed and a hot topic when I crossed over from being a drill sergeant was passing Soldiers on the APFT when they clearly could not pass the test. The APFT is one the oldest set of rule/standard we have in the Army. For basic training, some drill sergeants will pass Soldiers that were close on APFT because they did not want to have holdovers and to boost the platoon stats.
Did you know that the automatic rifle could give a man the firepower of a whole squad. As a matter of fact 12942 people were killed with rifles in 2015 alone. Automatic rifles are the guns the military use and can sometimes fall into the wrong hands. They are guns that can be held down for rapid fire, they essentially do give one person the firepower of a whole squad. These weapons cause more damage to society than any other weapon known to man.
Think of this, twenty years in our future it’s a peaceful place guns have stopped being produced and nobody owns a single gun. Yes guns and gun licenses are a thing of the past. It has been so peaceful since firearms productions were stopped that even the police officers don’t need handguns. Ya life seems nice, no more worries about school shootings or any other kind. The air around the nation seems lighter.
One unwritten rule that has had a negative impact on me in recruiting is that if your center is making mission, you can do what ever you want. One example I see all the time is people in a successful center can look sloppy and be over weight, and their leadership allows it. This negatively affects me because I take pride in the Army and the uniform; this practice causes me to lose trust and faith in my leadership. In my opinion, it is disrespectful and it makes our organization look bad. We are supposed to have discipline and be fit to fight, no matter what our job is.
In the course of reading “The Attritionist Letters (#10): Subcontracting Leadership Development?” , I have come to the following conclusions in order to answer a few issues / questions. The first issue to be addressed was, to dispute or defend the Author’s (attributed to Anonymous but penned by a “General Screwtape”) central position that training and education should be a centralized and standardized system. The second question was how does the Author’s view differ from Marine Corps Doctrinal Publication 1 (MCDP-1). And the final question was my personal opinion on subcontracting leadership, what methods & practices do I use to train my Marines, and how does that directly influence the leadership development of my subordinates.
The purpose of this was twofold: if these programs negatively impacted unit cohesion or resulted in the loss of government property - to include Marines’ lives - they could deflect responsibility back onto the politicians who insisted on expanding women’s roles in the Marine Corps. However, if these social experiments succeeded, the Marine Corps would acknowledge that the majority of its forces were in fact capable of participating in combat, thus gaining the ability to reassign any Marine, regardless of gender or original specialty, to a combat position. While the programs were considered a mixed success, they again dredged up the barely concealed distaste and distrust that many male Marines, especially infantry Marines, possessed for female Marines. Men, long seen as the protectors of society, have not taken the intrusion of women into the Marine Corps well.