From day of training zero, the significance associated with our self-assessments was very clear to me. It provided an opportunity to put definitions behind behaviors. Allowing me to see myself from different perspectives, all of my attributes, both good and bad. I also found many lesson concepts relatable to assist me moving forward with my Air Force career. Over the next few pages, I will go into further detain regarding my five focus areas within our personal leadership development plan entries. I will link these entries to aid in the creation of my 5-year plan, while considering how I wish to be perceived by my leaders, peers, and subordinates.
I want to attend the Air Force Academy so I can further my education and enhance my leadership capabilities for the Air Force. The Academy’s strenuous training and academics will equip me with the necessary skills and experiences to lead, plan, and execute the highly important missions of the military. I possess a mindset of determination and selfishness, necessary to handling the rigorous curriculum and adversity of the Academy. The school will push me beyond my comfort zones and throw many obstacles my way, forcing me to adapt and over come on a more challenging level. The Academy will take and mold me into a young and diverse leader of tomorrow’s generation of armed forces. I yearn at the chance to be a leader amongst team-members, display
I believe that there are multiple qualities in becoming a successful USMA cadet and a successful officer. First and foremost, leadership is the most important quality. Leadership is something a quality that I have and I have proven time after time. I have been the wrestling team captain 3 out of my 4 years at Chelsea. I lettered all four years in wrestling as well, with a state championship my Junior year and working towards a second title currently. I also started the middle school wrestling program, which has now become a top competitor in our state. I also ran cross country one year, yet was varsity my very first year and a top 5 runner. All of that to say that not only can I be a leader verbally as a captain of a team, but I can also be
Cadets at United States Military Academy (USMA) are the leaders of tomorrow. They aspire to a higher purpose, and are called to put their country and families first. The shared values and characteristics of a cadet and military officer are integrity, confidence in their ability to lead, and a commitment to teamwork. It is these attributes that make some of the finest officers of the United States Army.
Honor, Respecting the ones in charge. Courage, making good decisions. Commitment, having fair treatment to all. Joining JROTC was one of the best decisions I've made in my life. I see the world way differently than when I was younger. Honor, Courage, Commitment, three simple, yet, the most important core values I try to follow on a daily basis. Being honorable, not only telling the truth, but also, being respectful to the authorities. Courage, not only being brave, but making good decisions will help you become a better leader. Commitment, coming together as a T.E.A.M, together everyone achieves more. Three things I will always remember to follow are there Navy core values, honor, courage, commitment. I am honorable at all times, commitment to work together, and having the courage to make good decisions. I am a South Side, Navy, JROTC, Cadet and I'm very proud on who I've became. Oh yes, I
My goal in attending a United States Service Academy and becoming an officer in the military is to provide myself ample opportunities to reach my established life goals. I plan to pursue a career in aerospace engineering, and developing that career through one of the academies will help me to achieve the dreams I had as a child. I have many strengths that will help me stand out in the application process, but at the same time, I have challenges to overcome. However, these obstacles will not hinder me from from pursuing my passion.
The one I identified with the most was the tenth characteristic in which Lake and Baeyer talked about time management. I find that this attribute is valuable to me because of how I have used it in the past. Managing
One of them being conscientiousness. Conscientious people are very driven and orderly. They set goals and firm plans to achieve these goals. Rarely are they spontaneous or disorganized. My score within the Big Five Personality Profile was moderate for conscientiousness. I would say that I do exhibit some of these characteristics. I can be very organized and reliable. As a weakness, I find that I am not always a self-starter. I will set goals and stick to them, but need that push from others to get started. For instance, I was given the opportunity to work on an exciting new project at work that involves direct feedback from employees that I would personally deliver to upper management. This would be a big responsibility as I would be representing hundreds of employees and voice the current concerns of our group. I was asked to think it over. While processing the position, three others volunteered and I lost out of the opportunity. I took my time and wasn’t as organized in my decision making, therefore I missed out greatly.
Three qualities important in life, but even more so in being a successful USMA cadet and Army officer are honor, responsibility, and determination. These traits will allow a person to be a powerful leader, follower, and soldier in general.
Having the ability to foresee the future is having a visionary outlook. In the book “Medal of Honor, A Vietnam Warriors Story” by MSgt Roy Benavidez and John R. Craig. Master Sergeant Benavidez was a visionary leader in his career as an Army airborne ranger because he embodied idealized influence and to emergent leadership further his military career.
Why do you wake up in the morning? Who are you deep down as a person or Soldier? What are your values? These are soul searching questions that the Army needs and wants to know. Getting to know the individuals that the Army is comprised of will give you a better understanding on how to lead them. This is where ADRP 6-22 attributes and competencies come into play. The Army profession certifies competence, character and commitment and each one is emphasized differently.
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.
My time in the military has shown me that I have a need for order and discipline. I want to instill this trait into my subordinates and affectively give them the tools to succeed and complete the mission both home and abroad. I lead from the front and never leave those willing to strive for betterment. My plan involves completing my degree and obtaining the knowledge level needed to effectively take care of and train my replacements in true values, pride in ownership and family values. A stepping stone is that anyone can learn from anyone, even if it’s what not to do. I challenge myself to right all the wrong styles of leadership that I have experienced throughout my career and be that exception to the policy/good ole boy club members. The Air Force can change with assistance from those willing to make the change. I have given blood for my countries ideals and know I will give my every effort to help produce the most capable and experience airmen for the purpose set by our CINC. I
Some key personality concepts that define who I am is introvert, intuitive, intuitive feeling, and judging. Introverted intuition allows me to appreciate a better clarity of perception of inner unconscious techniques. It allows me to act spontaneously and insightful as original resolutions present themselves, on a case by case basis. Basically this means that I follow my intuition and not how I may sense something.