It is this backdrop of adaptation and versatility that warrants an overview to reinforce a positive attitude, esprit de corps, and sense of unity within the units across the air defense artillery branch.
One of my favorite saying in the Army is "failure is not an option." I was born in Haiti and moved to the United States at the age of seven. I joined the military in 2009 and eight years later here I am. Though I'm not where I want to be, I am not where I used to be. I got married at the age of 20. It was devastating when my husband and I got divorced after five years of marriage. I am currently raising my two kids, going to school and working full time. My strength of not giving up has me believe that in life you should not allow the cannot to be your final destination. So far in this class, I have learned my work preference is being open-minded. Determination, perseverance, and drive as my personal trait play a role in my work preference. Let's not forget about my attributes of persistence. It embodies who Vanessa Banks
I can remember the days when my grandpa would say, ‘’ Leave that car alone. It’s well past time your bed time and you need to come inside.’’ but I was never satisfied with my car until it was spotless inside and out and I had checked everything in the engine. As far as what I know right now about automobiles is how the Internal and External engine operates. I don’t know how to repair any problem with in the engine but can do simple things like and oil change. I want to learn more detail on how to build almost any engine and car from the ground up. I fill that my interest for knowledge on how to build car could never be satisfied but the more I learn the better. First I searched for information on
Adaptability Alliance Military Leadership Academy is a midyear program that moves and shows juvenile young fellows using focus values and working with military workforce.
The modern Army is to become more adaptive and resilient in different situations. I believe leadership is very important because it can influence others. When we talk about influencing others, we are making changes. Many Soldiers do not like changes because they prefer to remain in their comfort zone, and changes in routines are often uncomfortable for the Soldiers. What can we do to adapt to a new environment?
In an organization as large as the United States Army, it is critical that managers at every level are able to effectively perform their duties and maintain the chain of command. Throughout the semester we have learned about how a manager needs to be able to adapt and how the responsibilities of a manager might change depending on the culture and structure of a company. What interested me the most about Mr. Dearborn’s position within the civilian sector of the Army was how he was able to manage both small and large groups of employees simultaneously, both encompassing vast ranges of personality types and work styles, maintaining responsibility of both immediate employee actions and contributing to the larger more global direction of the civilian sector of the Army.
A., 2013, p. 124). General Arnold’s vision for the future and his imagination of the effect that Air Power could provide the fighting forces was profound. Knowing that his vision could not be effective without help, he set his sights on influencing the most important people…the American taxpayers. In the 1920s, Arnold recognized the need for the public’s embracement of the capabilities of Air Power. He organized campaigns that provided an Air Patrol along the Mexican border and provide observations capabilities for forest fires, both of which showcased the effective use of Air Power. Imagination is a very important part of visionary leadership, but an imagination is nothing but a mere thought in one’s mind if there is no engagement that produces tangible results. The dictionary defines engagement as a “commitment to attend.” General Arnold’s commitment to the development of Air Power was tremendous and his production of tangible results set the foundation of the United States Air Force today. Throughout the Change Management lesson we learned that the three elements of adaptability are cognitive, emotional, and dispositional flexibility. The text tells us that “In order to reach an effective level of adaptability, and we must exhibit at least two of the three elements” (LM06-2 Barnes Center, 2013, p. 4). I would state that GREAT visionary leaders need all three. Arnold displayed cognitive flexibility in the numerous initiatives that he
The United States (US) Army Aviation branch remains a small but highly effective section of the total force. The branch provides and regulates Military Occupational Specialties (MOS) recruitment, training, and to a certain extent manning. Aviation incorporates and encompasses over 18 enlisted MOSs as well as 24 different commissioned officers, which include: Maintenance, Instructor, Standardizations, Safety, Master Gunner, and Tactical Operations Pilots. Training and education for these careers is lengthy and expensive. Army Regulation (AR) 600-9 clearly defines the standards for weight and body composition. Why then do leaders make exceptions for Soldiers, NCOs and Officers deploying, on
The Aviation Branch of the U.S. Army, as we know it today, did not exist at the turn of the 1800 to 1900 centuries. The military did use a Balloon Corps and Detachment for the Civil and Spanish-American Wars respectfully. However, the Army deactivated both organizations after their usage in the campaigns. These artillery spotters and reconnoiters were helpful. However, the leadership did not see a usage for them outside of war. Therefore, it would take someone understanding the potential of air power to open a door for its peacetime usage. This occurred with the birth of the Signal Corps.
My time in the military has shown me that I have a need for order and discipline. I want to instill this trait into my subordinates and affectively give them the tools to succeed and complete the mission both home and abroad. I lead from the front and never leave those willing to strive for betterment. My plan involves completing my degree and obtaining the knowledge level needed to effectively take care of and train my replacements in true values, pride in ownership and family values. A stepping stone is that anyone can learn from anyone, even if it’s what not to do. I challenge myself to right all the wrong styles of leadership that I have experienced throughout my career and be that exception to the policy/good ole boy club members. The Air Force can change with assistance from those willing to make the change. I have given blood for my countries ideals and know I will give my every effort to help produce the most capable and experience airmen for the purpose set by our CINC. I
The main focus of this journal is the question of American ethics, when regarding to German civilians. It is explained that the American Airforce was told to do routine bombings in areas that weren’t heavily populated; however, the locations that were bombed still had locals at risk. These individuals had nothing to do to do with the war, causing author Ronald Schaffer to raise the question of: How does the United states differ from other entities attacking innocent lives? Regardless of the other atrocities taking place during this time, the ethics of the American Airforce is put on a negative display over the course of this war. In Schaffer’s conclusion, he describes how ethical issues directly relate to the Airforce’s leaders during this
The lesson principle that I valued the most in module 8 was about leading the FAIR way. The reason why I feel that leading the FAIR way was the most valuable was because with how diverse the Air force is, if you lead the FAIR way, you will be able to lead your Airman in a “challenging environment” (Course 15). So how does one lead the FAIR way? First, leading the FAIR way begins with giving or providing feedback. Giving and providing feedback negates any social behavioral Tendencies by leading to “understanding, reality, Alignment” (Course 15). The next part of leading the FAIR way is Assistance, this essentially means actually providing assistance to your Airman and helping in their work and social life. The next part of leading the FAIR
Adaptive leadership is becoming widespread in the United States Army amongst junior officers in leadership positions that require quick thinking and innovation. Leonard Wong discusses how the versatile and unpredictable enemy and situations in Iraq produces adaptable junior officers. These officers are learning to make decisions under chaotic conditions and are becoming more mentally agile. The Army is changing. The Army is transforming its capabilities in the war in Iraq to be effective and successful. General Schoomaker states that we will not accomplish our goals as a nation in the 21st century unless our Army becomes much more agile but with the capacity for long term, sustained level of conflict. The Army is in the process of
The Army and the Air Force have many similarities and differences, some of the similarities are the troop’s dedication, diversity, and patriotism, and some of the differences are the way each branch trains, their respective customs, and quality life.