Analysis Of Mark C. Daw 's Leadership Skills

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US Army Sergeant First Class (Retired) Mark C. Daw was an inspirational senior noncommissioned officer to many Soldiers. He served with distinction throughout many of our nation’s conflicts from the Cold War to Operation Iraqi Freedom. Who was Mark Daw? What qualities did he show as a leader? How was he an inspiration to those he served? Using ADP 6-22 as a guide, SFC Daw’s leadership will be examined to show his superior leadership abilities. SFC Daw was the embodiment of what an Army leader should strive to be because of his lead-from-the-front mentality, his understanding of the human dimension of leadership, and his care for his subordinates.

SFC (Ret.) Mark C. Daw is the subject of this Leader’s Legacy paper. SFC Daw served for over twenty years in the United States Army Signal Corps. SFC Daw served during the Cold War in the Berlin Brigade, in Operation Desert Storm, in Bosnia during Implementation Force (I-FOR), and in Operation Iraqi Freedom 04-06. A career paratrooper, SFC Daw’s leadership style involved leading from the front at all times, superior tactical and technical proficiency, wielding a hand of justice tempered by wisdom, and developing his Soldiers professionally and personally. SFC Daw’s example serves as one worthy of emulation by all Soldiers, regardless of expertise or field. I am the Soldier I am today because of SFC Daw.
SFC Daw did not join the Army straight from high school. Before he joined the Army he ran…

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