The privilege to command units afloat and ashore provided me with intimate exposure to the challenges experienced by our workforce and their families. Often accompanied by a myriad of ethical dilemmas, these challenges provided a wealth of experience and a better understanding of the impact a leader has on the workforce and their families. Similarly, my experience as the Boatswain’s Mate “A” School Assistant School Chief afforded me vital insight into the Coast Guard’s formal training system, Human Performance Technology and the development of future enlisted leaders. These experiences provided invaluable opportunities for me to interact with our workforce and understand their views, perform thorough assessments of complex situations, and provide accurate, sound, and practical counsel in order to achieve the best outcome for the unit and our Coast
Admiral William H. Mcraven addressed the 2014 graduating class at the University of Austin, Texas with more than eight thousand students in attendance. Adm. Mcraven’s address touched the hearts of millions all around the world with his inspirational message of how one person can change the world by following a simple set of rules. I chose this speech for my rhetorical analysis because of the important message it portrays, by how helping a few can eventually help many. Adm. Mcraven’s address was especially effective for his audience, much due to how he relates to the students by reminiscing of the day he graduated from UT while providing advice to his audience of college graduates preparing to begin their adult lives.
In the memorable commencement speech given by Naval Adm. William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the University of Texas, he addresses the graduating class of 2014 as they begin their journey into adulthood. Craven uses the experiences he learned in basic SEAL training to give advice he believes is necessary to bring onto this new ship the graduates are embarking. Throughout his speech, he reinforces his lesson and experiences by using the rhetorical devices diatyposis, anaphora, and apostrophe. Further, allowing the reader to comprehend what he believes life is about and how they could make the world a better place.
Day of Infamy and We Shall Fight in the Beaches are two contrastable speeches. Roosevelt and Churchill had distinct concepts about the war and their situations. However had significantly identical objectives, they wanted to defend their countries, to conserve their ways of life, and to destroy the enemies who threaten their countries. If referring to the differences, Churchill and Roosevelt had different objectives with their speeches. Roosevelt convocates his nation to intent to rally them to enter the war and seek revenge. Churchill tone in the speech is different due to the position that he is in, his purpose is to recall for their patriotism, to make them keep fighting.
From captaining the American Navy’s most prized frigates to being a man every sailor could actively interact with, John Barry established himself to be an exceptional naval leader and hero. He guided his ships and sailors through many successful battles which were key in the establishment of the American Navy. Despite his great influence, Barry never put his personal interests in front of the Navy’s, and his dedication to the service centuries ago created the dominant Navy and Marine Corps team present today. Because he was an expert and popular mariner, a focused individual, and a naval visionary, John Barry was able to earn the title of “Father of the American Navy.”
“A date that shall live in infamy” (Line 2). This is a quote that many Americans have heard before. This infamous quote comes from President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR), in his Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation. FDR gave this speech in response to the Pearl Harbor Attack on December 7th, 1941. The point of this speech was to persuade Congress into declaring war on the Axis Powers. This speech went on to fuel a nation into four years of war. As you know, the US joined the Allied Powers in WWII. This is because FDR was able to effectively use Pathos and Ethos to convince Congress to join WWII.
Guys, work at the lowest level and solve things at the lowest level, don’t let problems fester and if you can’t get it solved, work it up your chain of command and we will take action. So, it’s really just, I’d like to see sailors that give the man a chance to solve their problem and we were working on those
Effective leaders can inspire followers to excel and achieve a goal (Reed & Bogardus, 2012). Besides inspiration, military leaders should stimulate trust and possess specific core competencies including loyalty, selflessness, decisiveness, integrity, self-discipline, perseverance, and dedication (Loughlin & Arnold, 2007). Unfortunately, LCDR MacInnes lacks a few of these qualities.
He showed me that if I shared my own mistakes with my soldiers, it would mitigate them from making the same mistakes I had made as a young soldier. I realized that talking to the soldiers at their level and giving examples of my accomplishments and failures instilled a certain trust and understanding. We all, as Soldiers, make mistakes; but we are not defined by the mistakes we make but by the actions we take afterward to improve ourselves as Soldiers. Great leaders are not defined by their accomplishments, but by the positive effect they have on their soldiers and the Army as a whole. CSM Dotson embodies what a leader is by upholding high standards, being honest and humble as well as effectively communicating to all Soldiers, enlisted and officers alike. I can only hope to follow his legacy and leave my own
Soldiers should live “Duty, Honor, Country,” but what does that entail? The speech given in 1962 to the young cadets at Westpoint was an influential piece still referred to today. In General MacArthur’s address “Duty, Honor, Country Address at West Point,” I will identify the rhetorical devices, persuasive appeals, perspective, and tone used, as well as the impact those devices have on the meaning of this speech.
No matter how bothersome it was when my parents got on my back for not saying “Yes ma'am” or “No sir,” I now realize they were teaching me responsibility, integrity, respect, and leadership.When I pinned my mother's rank of Master Sergeant to her shoulder it instilled a sense of pride in my family. We earned that insignia alongside her through all of our sacrifices over the years. My inclination towards engineering and flying is reflective of the dedication and pride my family has set before me. Between my mother who would arrive home late due to her six-hour commute and my cousin who depended on my family while his parents served in Afghanistan, I learned what it meant to be selfless. These members of my family, these role models, show me every day what it means to put service before self. These are the footsteps I aspire to follow
is “mission accomplishment.” Above anything else accomplish the mission. Seeing how I’m in charge it lies with me to get the Ammo to the Battery tonight. Knowing I can’t sit around and twiddle my thumbs it’s time to move but first thing is first, I bow my head on the spot and say a very popular prayer I say, “Lord see me through this, amen.” Huddled up with my marines they ask me “what is the plan Mangan?” I say to them “well first thing is first, we a’int going anywhere without fuel.” On que like a scene out of a movie a gas tanker comes rolling into the FASP and with the voice of an angel he says, “Does anyone need Gas?” The irony of it is that Gas Tanker comes once a month to fill up a couple of generators. I tell him our conundrum that we’re in and he hooks it up with enough gas to at least have a dreamer’s chance of wondering through the desert at night in hopes of finding our battery. Fortune has it that my sergeant was big on making me learn the map of 29 Palms so I at least knew what direction to aim for. I confidently tell my Marines that I know the general direction and we’re going to go find the highest ground and survey the area with hopes of seeing our battery (and also hope we don’t accidently drive through a live fire Range and blow up and die, that was somewhat on our
Although Travis Manion served as a Marine, he truly lived up to the SEAL code. One line of the SEAL code states the responsibility needed for such service, “I voluntarily accept the inherent hazards of my profession, placing the welfare and security of others before my own”. Manion’s inspiring words before his second, and final deployment, “If not me, then who?” , showed his true personality as a self sacrificing
The Indians have lived in North America for over 12,000 years. However, they were soon pushed away by white settlers and were treated unfairly. In Chief Seattle’s oration, written in the 1800s, he writes a letter directly to Governor Isaac I telling him that the Indians want to keep their territory. Chief Seattle writes in an extremely well-mannered way as he hopes to persuade the Governor to not take their land. The oration is filled with pathos, personification, similes, and many more rhetorical devices. This depressing oration is relatively effective because Chief Seattle states the immoral treatments the white settlers have done to them, however, it was not persuasive enough to change the Governor’s mind.
Throughout history our country has had many leaders. Whether you’re the leader of a business, military platoon, or the leader of our great nation you were withheld with the honor and trust to govern the actions and best interests of fellow Americans. But just because you have achieved the title of a leader does not by default make you a good leader. A good leader is a person who has risen above and beyond to show cooperation, perseverance, and respect to decisions made by those still above you at one point in time. “As a seasoned member of the military, you’ve risen through the ranks because you understood your mission and performed your duties with distinction. At this stage of your career, your most important contribution may be how well you take care of the service members and