As an officer in the United States Army, one is charged with leading soldiers, this is no simple task and comes with its fair share of difficulties. The difficulty of this task is no excuse for reckless behavior nor is it an excuse for overbearing standards. An officer should expect the best from his soldiers, but one must not act in a way that Sobel did by expecting the impossible. A way in which one prevents this from happening is clear communication with the chain of command and self-discipline. An officer must possess the self-discipline and self-regulation when he is dealing with anyone, especially his own soldiers. It is very important to set a maintainable bar for his soldiers to reach, and only when there is a clear deviance from these standards should an officer take action.
As discussed by Military Times (2013), the constantly assess the following traits by continually knowing myself and seeking self-improvement every chance I get, along with being technically proficient in my duties while seeking responsibility and taking responsibility for my actions. I diligently work to make sound and timely decisions while setting the example for others to emulate. I closely monitor my personnel and look out for their well-being, while keeping them informed at all times. I always develop a sense a responsibility in my followers, ensuring each task is understood, supervised, and accomplished. I regularly find new and improved ways to build teams while employing them in accordance with their capabilities.
I have learned that the army is all about making the right choices and doing the right thing so if anything makes sure that you are always doing what is right. I for one have been late a few times and now I have to make sure that I take care of that so that I can keep my rank and not lose anything. The right thing for me to do is I will make sure that I have an alarm clock set for the time I need to be up and to better myself to get up as soon as it goes off. Then I will make sure that I am getting a good amount of sleep so that I can get up on time and not be late or dragging while I am at work. I have done so well I just need to be more attentive in what I am doing and make sure that I have my things in order and that I am prepared for everything that comes my way. It’s time to set aside the differences have against me and be a leader by example if people see me showing up whenever they will do the same thing. So now I have to make sure that I lead by example and not by sub standards because in the long wrong I will be in charge of soldiers and don’t want them to think that they can just show up whenever or talk to NCO’S any way they want. Which brings me to my last part respect in order for soldiers to want to respect anybody you have to show that you are contributing to the work that is going and not just sitting there
If I was a soldier I would want to help people in need because if there is someone with medical supplies, to help, we could have saved more soldiers. For example, Mr. Waldo
The first reason I will re-enlist is my team needs “When George Washington presented “Congressional Committee” he encouraged the soldiers to win. (Powell 149) George Washington encouraged us soldiers to win the war. “ The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.” (Paine 153) The harder we train, the more chances of winning we have. If all soldiers, including me, get so encouraged and so hyped up to win the war because of George Washington’s speech, then we could have the chance of winning the war to be champs. If we all join forces together and reenlist, then we have the same chance as the other team does of winning the war. This reason is causing me to reenlist because I want to encourage soldiers to get up and fight and instead of backing down the team. I want to motivate soldiers so they can be encouraged to be victorious and have their own land and
Path to an effective Leader Leadership goals should always contain methods of a continuous process of learning through education, training, and individual experiences that help ensure that the message will be communicated in a confident and competent manner when leading troops. Soldiers tend to follow leaders that demonstrate and live the Army values, while displaying their confidence in every decision that affects change. Leaders are not born as organizational or tactical leaders; but grown by their genetic determinism, which is inside and the characteristics they work toward; that mold is which type leader they will become. Not just anyone can lead; you must have the desire to lead, be willing to make the commitment to being a leader, and prepare yourself properly, then you have the desire to become a leader. (Fulton, 1995).
To ensure that all concerns / complaints are dealt with in accordance with the procedures.
The movement from a drafted to an all-volunteer force has proven to provide the Army of the United States with some of its most impressive Soldiers. Whether Soldiers desire to join the military for the pay, job security or answering the call to serve their country, these desires have become increasingly obsolete in today’s Army because of budget cuts. The Army will begin to lose quality Soldiers due to continued pay cuts to military pay, basic allowance for housing and changes to retirement plans.
Being open to suggestions is also a way to gain the trust of your fellow soldiers but more important than that it improves the thought process and different approaches that a mission might have. The trait that I would consider the most important in an officer is the will to never give up and always keep moving forward even in the face of dire situations where all hope can be lost. The will to never give up is essential to an officer as this can help him overcome any type of challenge but more important than that it boosts the confidence of the soldiers that are being led to battle. A leader should always set short term and long term goals as this can help set map as to how these challenges should be approached as they can be identified as attainable or not. A leader has to always set attainable goals as having false hopes can often than not lead to failure. In the end leaders are not born but can they can certainly be shaped by trial and failure but what makes them different is the idea of never quitting and keep moving forward ironically very similar to the definition of
Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about United States Army. I. Introduction A. Attention getter I am an American Soldier. I am a warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States, and live the Army Values. I will always place the mission first. I will never accept defeat. I will never quit. I
Lastly, on July 17th, I posted a photo album containing pictures of SSG Herring at several locations throughout Europe and the United States. Individuals in Generation Y/the Millennial generation are generally described as being “particularly attuned to the world around them” and wish to be able to travel to overseas
SFC HARISON’S LEADERSHIP PHILOSOPHY The mission at hand is priority. The fundamentals of the mission is to maintain full accountability and health of all Soldiers. I value organization, time management, and technical skills. I expect all Soldiers to contribute to accomplishing the mission. I expect honesty, focus, and commitment to
Now What? I am trying to improve to be more of a servant leader. Our Soldiers are burnt out, "we are in the Army, this is how we do business, " and we continue to burn them out even more. My last unit, every week I would hear
Growing up there was a common theme of service among my family members and their chosen professions. Many were Educators, many served in the Military and many were in the Foreign Service. At the most fundamental level there is a very special core quality in people who decide to dedicate their lives to the greater good of humanity whether that is through educating others or serving their country in an official capacity. Witnessing the sacrifices my family members have made throughout the years to fulfill their individual missions has aroused an immense sense of pride in me and has contributed greatly to my own mission of service. From a young age, I have always known that I too, would choose a career path that would allow me to serve others
Conduct. Be a good example of the American Soldier both on and off duty. Do not abuse alcohol or facilitate drinking alcoholic beverages with Soldiers; under no circumstances should you drink and drive. Illegal Drugs use will not be a subject for discussions; this is a zero tolerance discussion. Stay in control of your finances and don’t over extend yourself. SHARP/ EO will always be addressed immediately I will not tolerate or condone any of these topics. Be professional to those around you