It follows from that that military personnel must adhere to high standards of discipline. In most cases, observance of discipline is one of the basic prerequisites for the successful execution of the mission and order fulfillment. Last of all, as you might have noticed from the above information the profession of arms certainly is a very demanding profession that requires engaging the whole person. The entire process of reaching the level of a professional isn’t an easy way in terms of armed forces. It requires determination, willpower, the right motivation, physical and psychological resiliency.
Soldiers and leaders to live the Army Values. Moreover, leaders need to demonstrate the attributes and competencies outlined in the Leadership Requirements Model. Leaders must lead by example and develop subordinates and organizations with the Army Values and Leadership Requirements Model as a foundation for their behavior. Subsequently, when leaders do not live the Army Values and achieve the leadership attributes, it often results in a dilemma. Most leaders live the Army values on a daily basis.
Every soldier is a subject matter expert, trained in a specific competency. An officer, that soldier's leader, needs to be able to employ that soldier effectively. That means understanding a soldier's skills. An Officer needs to further have the ability to train that soldier outside of the US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) schools. This means a successful officer must become proficient in, if not an expert of, his soldier's competencies.
This is practiced at your home base where everyone is assigned tasks and details not only including your own job that you are expected to do and do right but hold others accountable as well as a system of “check yourself, then check your buddy.” Doing the job correctly and ensuring others do it as well and do it safely are all part of accountability in the military as one does not have to experience combat to understand that just being in the military is inherently dangerous given the types of equipment and weapons that are used to train and deploy with. As an example any live weapons range you go to part of the safety brief is “everyone here is a range safety” meaning anyone can call a cease fire if they observe dangerous behavior or a situation regardless of rank and it can be a Colonel or a brand new private, does not matter. As such in that event everyone becomes accountable not only for the operation of the range, the mission objective to have everyone qualify but do it in a safe
He also defines control as “the management of command”. (Bungay p37) According to many leadership literatures, leaders may be born or made, but nobody is born a great commander. (Khern 9) The foremost task of a commander is to ensure missions are achieved safely and effectively. (Horn) B.H. Liddell Hart explains, “a commander should have a profound understanding of human nature, the knack of sm... ... middle of paper ... ...anagement skills and should be proficient at balancing those skills and which mode commanders should be primarily operating in at any point in time.
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However, leaders do not (and should not) act alone as they are an intregal part of the chain of command set in place. A structured leadership is needed to set and complete a mission as needed. Structure in the military also helps with organization and allows there to be delegation. Leaders must display correct decision making and as part of a chain of command, they are expected to delegate duties to their soldiers. Another way that Leaders and the structure must strive is to build Military Unit Cohesion which allows for Soldiers to form a group through morale, trust and an under...