These are only the values the Army follows, but there are many skills that help to make a great leader. Delegation is a skill that is a must for a great leader. Its not just passing the buck, but being knowledgeable enough to know to who... ... middle of paper ... ...to be a great leader. He/she learned by watching his/her leaders and combining all of the good leadership skills from his/her sergeants above him/her. He/she then instills those skills and attributes into the way he/she leads his/her troops.
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.
You have to automatically trust and do what higher ranking cadet, or any cadre member says because they hold power and most likely have more experience then you. You must show them respect to because they have more knowledge and know how, not to mention they have earned the stop they are in. Respect also tires into the worrier’s ethos, which is an important aspect of what it means to be a member of the army. As a ROTC cadet in the United States Army, It is my job to respect any cadre member and cadets appointed over me. Respect in the army and in the real world are slightly two different things.
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
Being respectful is not hard it is simple, just treat others the way we would like to be treated ourselves. 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.
Just as the commander will learn to trust me, I in return will have to trust my commander. As a Command Sergeant Major (CSM) or Staff Sergeant Major (SGM), I realize that my Soldiers will not trust me right away, and I must gain their mutual trust through my daily interactions. By setting an example and living the Army Values, I will gain their mutual trust. My commander and I will plan team-building events often to maximize the opportunities to build the mutual trust within our organization with the staff and Soldiers. Understanding that team building requires an effort on everyone’s part but the chance to bridge any gaps tha... ... middle of paper ... ...d me with our staff and Soldiers we have been given the opportunity to lead.
While in basic every soldier learns about the 7 Army Values. Those just so happen to be Leadership, Duty, RESPECT, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. Treats people as they should be treated. Even thought respecting others is a big part in the Army, self-respect is a vital ingredient with the Army value of respect, which results from knowing you have put forth your best effort. Respect as a form of behavior and participation is especially important in soldiers as it serves as a basis of how the soldier must conduct themselves in their surrounding.
It is the culmination of the genuine acceptance of the army values”. (Soldier’s Guide P.1-15) The military has a proud and long standing history of being efficient and in order. All military codes of conduct, dress and ceremonies are built on this particular foundation. Anyone enlisting in the United States military will have to go through and complete basic training requirements to instill the mindset, discipline, training and attitudes... ... middle of paper ... ...es too much room for error. Giving yourself enough time prior to your appointed formation also deters you from making up an excuse for being late.
Military Discipline is a state of order and obedience existing within a command. Self discipline in the military is where soldiers do the 4 rights without being told, even in the absence of the commander. Discipline is created within a unit by instilling a sense of confidence and responsibility in each individual. To strengthen discipline, senior leaders need to give praise to their subordinates, either individually or as a whole, for tasks done well. By doing this, it will accomplish every commanders goal of having a unit that functions well and builds a bond which binds together the team.
As an American Solider you are expected to not only defend the nation but follow the laws and be a good person. A good leader will live by these values and show his soldiers he expects them to live by these values also. If I am a private and just reporting to my unit and I see my SL or higher up doing certain things that break any of these values that I learned in basic training, he or she may think it is okay to not follow these values. I follow these values everyday not just as being an Army cadet but just by being a good person. A good leader has good character because it shows the platoon he’s not about himself he’s about the bigger