Military Profession Analysis

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It was Napoleon Bonaparte who said "A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon "The Army’s has concluded, the manner in which an organization motivates members, is the prime factor in determining its status as a profession; while ordinary organizations will motivate its members solely by “salary, benefits, and promotions” (U.S. Army, 2010). "Professions use inspirational, intrinsic factors like the life-long pursuit of expert knowledge, the privilege and honor of service, camaraderie, and the status of membership.” (U.S. Army, 2010). HR Professionals are behind every keystroke in Army Policy, award, Soldier request, and movement from the individual to the Branch level.
Nothing can be more intrinsic about the Army than
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Army, 2010). Much like society’s doctors, lawyers, and engineers; many of whom exist within its ranks, professionals staff the Army. Retired Colonel and Doctor Richard A. Lacquement first proposed the four expertise categories outlined in the white paper in October 2003 in his own paper “Army Professional Expertise and Jurisdictions." Doctor Lacquement proposed the categories of Military-Technical expertise, Human Development Expertise, Moral-Ethical expertise, and Political-Social expertise in order to "nurture a healthy relationship between the Army and the society it serves" while also maintaining validity as the defender that society deserves. This hearkens to wisdom offered by True Faith and Allegiance by James H. Toner when he stated that (paraphrased) “The preeminent military task-” is to be “prepared to kill,” and “-preparing to kill” (Toner,…show more content…
From Infantry to Human Resources, every MOS demands expert ability. Junior Soldiers seek guidance from their NCOs. NCOs seek Wisdom from their Senior NCOs. The very first impact Adjutants have on the Army stems from their First function of FM 1-0 Man the Force. Adjutant General professionals are the reason that Soldiers are even in the right place on their respective manning rosters. HR Professionals dictate when and where a Soldier moves, at the discretion of Commanders of course, but HR professionals ensure that the "right people" doing the "right job" are manning the Army (U.S. Army, 2014). Human Resources Professionals foster the very principles, its intrinsic motivation, which the Army believes lies at the core of a

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