As I work my way up through the ranks taking on new responsibilities, I will be prepared for the basic needs of an officer. With an officer job, I could respond to more serious and upgraded duties to work successfully and effectively as a team captain. I also feel it is my obligation as an American citizen to pay homage to our veterans and country. It is important to keep the legacy of America alive, and as an officer I can see myself on the forefront. After seeing the multitude of honor veterans receive, my donation to them would be to continue their labor of freedom in the Navy.
My eight years of experience working in logistics management around the world have provided me with the unique knowledge and abilities to work as a General Service Officer (GSO) for the U.S. Department of State. I am motivated to join the U.S. Department of State, as a GSO, because of my unique personal and professional experiences, as well as my confidence, in my ability, to relate my knowledge, experience, and skills into the management of a broad range of functions including the management of physical resources and logistics at U.S. government diplomatic and consular posts around the world. There are several key personal and professional experiences that have helped shape my desire to be in the Foreign Service include my high school employment,
The Army Career Tracker is an efficient web-based software portal that offers tools and resources to both Service Members and DoD Army Civilians designed to promote self-initiated education for career advancement within the construct of a military career from entry to retirement. Offering five major platforms for research and networking, the Army Career Tracker encourages collaborative efforts in planning and executing an individual's successful progression through a specific Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) or Area of Concentration (AOC). Every track outlined in a military career has variables aligned with duty stations, rank requirements, and educational requirements, so the Army Career Tracker attempts to create transparency for the
This project taught me multiple life lessons. These lessons included concepts such as communication skills, detailed planning, leadership, and vital importance of keeping a commitment. My Eagle Scout Project has given me experiences, and vital practice with skills that most seventeen-year old’s do not receive until later in life. The project has helped me grow and mature as a person. Working through this project has provided me with experiences with managerial responsibilities that I can use later in my life.
Army Knowledge Management (AKM) is important to Senior Warrant Officers as our cohort continues to grow, it will continue to be even more important in the future. We as a force need to follow the principles of AKM so that we are prepared for battle and future conflicts as we currently exist in a rapidly evolving operational environment, where knowledge and information are just as critical to the success of battle as weapons and Soldiers are. Out of the twelve principles outlined in the “Army Knowledge Management Principles” paper I feel that principles four and eleven are the most important to a Senior Warrant Officer, in making a stronger and more agile force. According to the “Army Knowledge Management Principles” paper, principle four states that we should “use every interaction whether face-to-face or virtual as an opportunity to acquire and share knowledge” (p. 4). As a Senior Warrant Officer our bread and butter is knowledge and being able to gain and share it.
Austin Wallace TCC BCTAL 1301 Mrs. Wright September 22, 2015 Use of Simulations in the Military Throughout the years, the search for the most effective training methods remains a pertinent topic for serious military discussions. Earlier military training was typically composed of an intricate combination of several methods, including practice at the shooting range, and even studying books to help new recruits comprehend common battle strategies. In the last hundred years however, the growth of technology opened many new gateways and opportunities that allowed the vital use of computers in the military. Computers now fill a role in every position in the military, ranging from flying planes, commanding troops, and even training. This advanced
Through this course I’ve learned skills of how to lead and work as a unit with others. Also through moving through the ranks and this past year being the Alpha Company commander with the rank of Cadet Captain I learned how to take responsibility of the actions and deeds of my unit and myself. It also helped me to see that being on the top of the food chain with many below you at your command isn’t all fun and games it entails things like knowing if your company’s data is all squared away and if everyone is up to date, if they all have uniforms and if not when will they get them, and if they have them are they wearing them correctly, who's going to promotion board are they ready is their uniform squared away and things like
I want to be a United States military officer in order to pass on the knowledge and experience that I have gained to future generations of Soldiers. With more rank comes greater responsibility. I will use my abilities and understanding of leadership to bridge the gap between noncommissioned officers and commissioned officers. As I progress through the ranks I can influence a greater number of Soldiers and enable junior leaders to be the kind of leadership we looked up to when we started this journey. Society will expect me to live up to and be held accountable to higher standards as a military officer.
I have had the unique opportunity during my career to have served in very diverse positions and assignments that have not only operational but strategic level importance. These distinctive assignments encompass the breadth and depth of the US Engineer Regiment. These experiences have given me a broad perspective of various US Army capabilities and their employment. Whether it was assignments with the 82nd Airborne Division and the Global Response Force during my Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer time, or my Company Command time as the Commander of one of the most unique formations in the Army’s arsenal, Multi-Role Bridge Company. I was always able to understand the strategic importance of the assignments and maximize the readiness
Attending a military academy and becoming an officer in the military have been my biggest life goals for quite some time. The following essay will discuss why I desire to be an officer in the military, where I developed an interest in attending a service academy, and key strengths That make me stand out from other potential candidates, as well as the single most difficult challenge I will have to overcome in preparation for academy life. I have a desire to be an officer in the military because my demonstrated ability to lead a team, show initiative, and make important decisions, while being physically and mentally fit would be put to good use in an environment I am most comfortable in.