Army Profession Research Paper

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Army Profession of Arms Outlook
The Army is a growing organization that has been evolving since 1775 (Celebrating Army History, 1999). With the constant evolution of the Army profession and the last ten years of the current conflict, the view of the Army as a profession has changed and will continue to change based on four key concepts. The concepts are typology for the Army profession, the Army professional certification programs, the uniqueness of the United States Army, and the Army leader requirements. The purpose of the profession of arms white paper is to initiate and facilitate a dialog and collaboration between military organizations, the private sector, and academia, to analyze the key attributes between Army profession …show more content…

Military personnel groups are composed of the non-commissioned officer or enlisted personnel and commissioned officers; both entities complete different levels of certifications and training to become proficient in their area or field. On the other hand, the civilian personnel groups are composed of retired military personnel who transition to become professional contractors and professional civilian staff that support the different military groups (Army, 2010).
Army Professional Certifications Army professionals are certified based on competencies and aptitudes, and depending on the field the professional is entering, the length of the school and certification varies from three months to twenty-four months of training. Army leaders are led and inspired by role models, who provide moral support and guidance to shape the leaders of our volunteer force of the United States Army (Army, 2010). The combination of the Army profession attributes expertise, belief, development, values, and service, and the Army professional attributes: skill, trust, leadership, character, and duty, provide a foundation for the development of leaders in the US Army (Army, 2010). On the other hand, based on the new technology driven society, the Army and civilian counterparts are now in partnership, and new professional values currently identified from Army professionals.

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