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Reflection Paper On Military Officer

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I have wanted to be a military officer since I arrived at my first duty station. Within my first day, I experienced my first actual interaction with an Army officer. Based off of his demeanor, I could tell that he was very confident in his own abilities. Within the first month I understood it was for good reason. Whenever a problem arose the first thing everyone proclaimed was “Go get Chief”. If there was an issue of a tactical nature, he was the foremost person to react. Unlike other soldiers I had witnessed, his reaction to these issues was calm and strategic as opposed to hasty and exaggerated. While all the other maintenance personnel would leave when it got late, He was still there. He would make sure everything was put together…show more content…
Most lack the ability to differentiate between an enlisted or a commissioned soldier. To society we are all soldiers. We are all grunts. We are all war-fighters. I believe that is where it becomes the officer’s responsibility to display what they have been taught. officers should be model soldier at all times. Upholding both the Army values and the rules set forth within the regulations, while ensuring all subordinates are following the same standard. Officers should always be aware that any action taken and every word spoke will be the image that is seen by society as the “Military Standard”. It is the officer’s duty to express and display the level of professionalism expected out of the greatest fighting force in the world, the United States…show more content…
Some of my responsibilities as an officer consist of, but are not limited to: mission analysis and planning, receipt and accountability of military equipment, and soldier care and wellbeing. As an officer, it is my responsibility to conduct and assist my supervisor in conducting mission command operations. Using the Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) and the Troop Leading Procedures (TLPs) correctly is vital to overall mission success. I would also become inclusively responsible for my section or unit’s equipment. I would be responsible for hand receipting and sub-hand receipting the equipment to the correct people. Conducting layouts and inventories would be an immense priority to ensure all equipment remains accounted for and in working condition. If equipment was found to be lost or damaged due to neglect, I would be responsible for an initiating an investigation. Lastly but certainly the most important, soldier care. As an officer, I will be responsible for many soldier’s wellbeing and good health. As the decision maker it is important that risk management is used correctly at all levels. This ensures the soldiers are kept out of harm’s way as much as possible. Conversely, as officers, it is important that we realize we are not just responsible for the soldiers standing in our formation. We also directly affect the families and the loved ones standing with them. Moreover, being an officer