My top five virtues that I strive to have are patience, compassion, honesty, self-discipline, and loyalty. I believe these traits make me a better leader and ultimately a better person. I try to set an example of a good person for my children and the Soldiers that I lead. I understand that we are not perfect but we should always aim to improve upon ourselves every day. Patience is not a virtue of mine and I struggle to control my emotions when my plans have gone awry. Compassion is a very important trait for leaders because everyone’s situation is different and holding everyone to the same standard is not fair to those individuals. As a commander we are given latitude when administering Uniform Code of Military (UCMJ) actions to subordinates. With this authority we need to consider all relevant issues and show compassion towards those
Many individuals in our military today have this notion that just because they earned their “stripes” that they automatically deserve respect, and that their subordinates should and will listen to them strictly because of what is on their chest. A true leader not only leads, develops, and mentors, but they embody and apply those leader competencies in their everyday life both on and off duty. Being a leader doesn’t mean you always have to be the mean guy. It means that you can successfully provide purpose, direction and motivation to make your Soldiers want to work for you to accomplish the mission. In this paper, I will discuss and give examples about the difference between Competent Leadership
As a fellow soldier the word ethic has a great deal of meaning to us. It is ethically and morally rights to respect a fellow service member. Though we all have our differences, we respect the rank that person posses. Soldiers are taught in training upon entering the Army the rank system and the way to address select personal. This is because the Army’s ethical view on one another is to up hold a higher standard then those in society, due to the light we are under. There are a few professions that I personally have witnessed that peoples view of ethics is morally
The same idea of an unwavering hierarchy that extends beyond title and into the deep roots of merit are inherent in both concepts. Even dealing with other branches of service, there are certain expectations to be upheld when dealing with an officer, a senior enlisted, and even with your peers. Officers are saluted by enlisted members, just as junior enlisted members stand at parade rest when addressing Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO). This level of respect would continue on into a civilian environment, although no saluting would be present in civilian attire. For example, a lower enlisted member could be at a restaurant or a bar over the weekend and happen to see his Company Commander. Even out of the work environment and military setting, the should still subtly take each other’s rank into account with everything said, such as a “Sir” every now and then from the enlisted member as well as avoiding certain comments that could get a soldier in trouble when dealing with his Chain of Command. This same level of military bearing will also carry on into encounters with civilians as military members and prior service member can almost always be spotted in a crowd with relative ease. Bearing can be taught at a basic level, but one must have the initiative to follow the guidance set before them and behave a certain
My leadership can expect a top tier performer who strives to be one of the most competent Non-commissioned Officer’s within the unit. I will do this by adhering to the regulations, unit sop’s and any other guidance which governs my section. I will ensure my soldiers do the same, holding them to strict but attainable standards and expecting nothing less. I will teach, coach, counsel, and mentor these soldiers-teaching them what a leader is and grooming them to be leaders also.
All soldiers, especially leaders, are highly recommended to keep a certain set of values that radiate throughout the entire U.S. Army. They are challenged to keep them near and dear to their hearts and to define and live them every day. A leader is one who takes these challenges serious and abides by
Many cadets are between eighteen to twenty-one-years-old, and they strive to become successful leaders. “Truth” is one of three MMI’s core values. According to the MMI Cadet Manual of a message from Colonel Edwin Passmore, the most important trait for a successful leader is integrity (3). Cadets might not know if they have integrity because most cadets may not have experienced a position that tests their integrity. Further, cadets in leadership roles may not be able to recognize any leadership deficiencies, like lack of integrity, and therefore unintentionally may lose respect from their followers. This paper suggests that cadet leaders at MMI discover their leadership strengths and weaknesses, those inexperienced leaders may fail to tell the truth to their followers, and in turn, those followers may lose respect for those new
Do what you are told, be where you needed to be, and you would be fine, that is what I learned in basic training among other things. We had classes about the rank structure and how all ranks fell into place in relation to one another. Never questioned my leadership because they had the experience and possessed enough knowledge to handle any situation which may have arisen, this is what I had learned in basic training. In my mind, since I joined the U.S. Army, I wanted to become a Noncommissioned Officer because of the way I saw my drill sergeants carry themselves also the vast knowledge that they possessed. Always sure of themselves, never wavering, always having an answer for virtually any
When Gary was sent off to basic training, he learned how to be disciplined, physically fit, and the Seven Army Core Values. During the interview, Gary both outlined and described the Army Core Values. The core values spell out into an acronym, which is LDRSHIP. He described what each letter of the acronym was and what it meant. It stands for Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and personal courage. Gary said that the Army Core Values were only the foundation to everything else he learned.
Young soldiers need to learn to live the Army values, which are loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. If these values can be instilled in us then we will have everything we need to make an excellent soldier but also a great person. These values also come into play when you are sent downrange because you want to have good fellow soldiers who will always have your back know matter what the situation you find yourself in. The army values also define our character traits as a person and they teach us discipline. The Army Values are a big part of our lives us young soldiers need to learn how to maintain them.
...sies in different forms of respect that are still being used today throughout the Army. As the Army uses these to instill pride and discipline and soldiers both enlisted and commissioned officers because of the history of these customs they are pushed even today to be used by the newer soldiers and leaders. There are many other things that AAR 600 – 25 goes into such as ceremonies like parades, honor guard ceremonies and even the playing Army song and went to salute the flag. So in a nutshell this would be the custom courtesies in the United States Army and how they affect our daily life our work life and also our social life in the different ways and the things that we do on how we communicate to each other. The people that work with us and those that are subordinate to us and superior to us by rank and/or position it just goes to show how we respect to each other.
In an Army unit, where every individual must be willing to trust someone next to them, even with their life, the ability to do what is right at all times is a necessity. Without integrity, an Army unit will cease to function in a cohesive manner. How can any soldier be willing to look at a fellow soldier and trust they will help them in a time of need if the simple task of doing what is right is left out? At the same time, what is right? Can an amb...
Army Profession theme, "Living the Army Ethic.” Our Army Ethic describes why and how we serve as American Soldiers and is embodied in the Army 's motto This We 'll Defend! Its focus is our shared identity as trusted Army Professionals, Soldiers, and Army Civilians, who are bound by a common moral purpose. All of us are volunteers, serving in the United States Army which is a trusted, honorable profession. We contribute to the common defense of our fellow citizens and our national interest. By solemn oath, we bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution.