It is important for a leader to understand that completing essential tasks to meet mission goals, personal development, and providing future leaders the tools to procure success are all equally important and should be balanced. Times may call for one responsibility to be a higher priority that the other, so it is imperative that leaders are able to differentiate what skills apply to certain situations. “Strategic leaders, for example, must control personnel development, evaluation and certification, and assignment and utilization processes in ways that motivate aspiring professionals as they progress through a career of service,” (TRADOC, 2010). The cycle of learning, training, and accomplishing goals creates a culture of duty-oriented Soldiers with dedicated character and leadership
In September, I had the opportunity to visit the Naval Academy for a “Candidate Visit Weekend.” During my two-night visit, I was paired with a current midshipman, whom I accompanied to classes, meals, and a sports practice. Personally experiencing daily life at the Academy and meeting current midshipmen has reinforced my desire to join their ranks. The most inspiring thing about the midshipmen I met was the effort that they put into succeeding. Being a part of this culture, even for two days, has shown me that I can work just a little harder, and that I can push myself just a little further. Since returning home, I have done just that in numerous ways.
The goal of mentoring in military organizations is to help junior personnel reach their full potential by having senior personnel help develop them, and pass on their practical expertise and professional knowledge to personnel who are committed to advancement and success (United States, 1995). A thriving mentoring program will enhance our overall professionalism and help meet the future needs of our organization. In my current job, I am charged with implementing a mentoring program where officers, enlisted personnel, and civilian employees can pass on not only career development guidance to junior personnel, but also the principles, traditions, shared values, and lessons of our profession.
The Chief Petty Officer Academy (CPOA) provides Chiefs with an opportunity to learn new ways to understand their people and themselves. By using the tools provided by CPOA and reflecting on the lessons learned I will continue to grow myself into the best possible leader that I can be for Coat Guard (CG). Our time spent here at the CPOA gives us a chance to develop ourselves like no other time in our career, but only if we buy in. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Assessment allowed use to learn something about personality preferences while the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) allows use to receive unfiltered constructive feedback form over coworkers.
As my knowledge grew it came with reasonability and promotions. But, I still got in trouble but each time I learned from it. I’m 19 now and I’m in charge of a 20 million dollar jet aircraft. The Navy made me see that attention to detail should be your priority just behind safety. I learned that slow is fast on some jobs. You don’t always have time to do rework on something you rushed to get done. So taking your time could mean your life or your shipmates.
7. One may argue that new enlistees in the Coast Guard have a purpose and know what they want to do, but the facts that are presented are the Coast Guard is 3500 people short at the non-rate level. We are accepting everyone who walks through our recruiting doors, and still can fill our personnel gap. The US economy is struggling so new recruits’ do not have the exposure required to make an educated decision on a career path. The Coast Guard will make more efficient Petty Officers as long as future goals of its service align with the future goals of the
Petty Officer Williams (supervisor) “I feel extremely confident as a supervisor in the RAN, I have an excellent framework and access to resources to to deliver a mentoring program within the Boatswains faculty” (Petty Officer Williams, Personal Communication, Sep 04, 2016). The Boatswains Faculty contribution to the ongoing support of the document titled Defence Instruction (NAVY) Leadership, Management and Professional Development in the Royal Australian Navy. Mentoring is a fundamental concept behind reinvigorating the Leadership, Management and Professional Development framework within the RAN.
What is powerfully attractive about this path to the officer corp is a service academy education prepares cadets and midshipmen to lead and follow in every environment
By having so much exposure to young adults, I know that I will be one of the people that have a direct impact on them. I always find the greatest pleasure in hearing that I am their favourite senior cadet or that they are thankful that I pushed them beyond their limits. In addition to the sea cadet program, I am also involved in the leadership within my school. I am the head of my school’s leadership team in which I spearheaded my school’s annual grade nine orientation and I am currently in the midst of planning a weekend in May for leaders among my school board. As a leader within my school, I have gained countless opportunity to work with others. For example, during my school’s grade nine orientation, I know that many of the grade nine students looked up to me and would like to follow a path of interschool leadership. In planning a three day weekend for 350 leaders in the TCDSB, I have a fantastic role in working with eleven other individuals to prepare a fun-filled weekend that has always made a lasting impact on me in previous
There are many times within a career that members will attend training, however; not all training is created equal, that being said; The Chief Petty Officer Academy (CPOA) is truly one of the training opportunities that is worth every penny. From the moment you start your training at the Chief Petty Officers Academy you can feel the passion and dedication the instructors have towards the students who are walking through their halls. The CPOA has helped us learn from our pasts so that we are ready to lead the future. Through in depth training such as the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) Report, Goals and Values Class, and Leadership Workshops they have given us a snap shot of who we might have been in the past, where we are at present
We thank the reviewer for his/her thoughtful concern. First, the pups from one mom’s uterus were randomly selected to be electroporated with experimental or control plasmids. To reduce the individual variations from different pregnant moms and human handling differences, we always tried to make sure that control and experimental plasmids was electroporated within one liter. Based on our experience, normally one pregnant female mouse will carry 6 to 8 pups on average, it is not possible to collect enough brains from one liter. As such, for each 3 to 7 brains we collected, 2 to 4 litters have to be electroporated, which is not as reviewer conceived that our results only from a single electroporation.
To start my peer review process I read my peers work. After I read their work, I go back and read each paragraph individually. Sometimes it is easy to see what needs work, such as finding fragments and grammar errors. Other times, I have to look hard to find errors in my peers work because each student in my class is already a great writer. After making suggested edits throughout the paper, I always complete my revision with an overall comment at the bottom of the page. From there, I give a constructive list of different aspects of the paper that might need revision.
As time went on we had learned the entire Chain of Command, proper Navy rules and how to properly wear all the uniforms and the seasonal changes for whites and blues. As the 8th week came we got ready for graduation. Everyone was ready to show their parents how much they had grown up in the last two months. Part of growing up was proper grooming, making our beds and being responsible and accountable for each other.
Like many young sailor coming out of boot camp, when I heard the words talk to “THE CHIEF” I had that picture in my head of that mean scruffy old sailor that drinks at least four cups of coffee and spent an ridiculous amount of time thinking of new ways to make junior sailor’s lives miserable. How ever throughout my career I realized that a chief is more than that. They are mentors, teachers, a shoulder to cry on and for some a father figure I met many Chiefs throughout my Naval career, some good and some bad. Many of them had a positive impact on my Naval. But there was one individual who took the time to mold and mentor not just as a junior sailor but also as a man and made the word “CHIEF” take on an entirely different meaning.
The author discuss the main point of the article around the well being of the children with the same gender parents (LGBT), comparing to the children with straight sexual orientation. In the light of this main point, the author reviewed the literature of the previous researches which studded one or more of the relevant factors for the children who have same gender parents.