Personal Growth And Development As A Soldier I Received From Cpt Fitch

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Legacy Leaders, “Leaders of Influence”, CPT Justin Fitch The purpose of this paper is to thoroughly describe how CPT Justin Fitch’s attributes and competencies contributed to the Army community. It will also depict my personal growth and development as a Soldier I received from CPT Fitch. Additionally, this paper will clearly describe the legacy that I would like to leave on the Army community that was a direct result from my direct interactions with CPT Justin Fitch. CPT Justin Fitch, a Leader of Influence CPT Justin Fitch is a native of Hayward, Wisconsin and decided to join ROTC while he was in college. He commissioned as an infantry officer and deployed to Iraq within that role. He later became an adjutant and was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and again deployed to Iraq. In February 2012, he took command of Headquarters Research and Development Detachment (HRDD). Later that year, CPT Fitch was informed that he had stage four colon cancer (Gould, 2014). I first met CPT Justin Fitch in December 2010 when I was assigned to 1st Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. I was in-processing each section within the battalion when I met CPT Fitch. He stood about 6’2” and was in decent shape. His demeanor and presence were the first things I noticed. He was the battalion adjutant at the time and was in the S-1 shop teaching his Soldiers policies and procedures. Previously, I never saw an Adjutant working so

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