Fort Benning was a great place for me to begin my United States Army career. It served as a fine and descriptive example of what and how the United States Army creates its civilian trainees into community leaders of tomorrow. Fort Benning prides itself on their motto “FOLLOW ME” which carries such stalwart substance. This phrase exemplifies what a true Non-Commissioned Officer should strive to attain and continue, even after reaching that rank. Of the many important subjects in which I was educated in Basic Training, none stood out to me as much as Military Bearing.
Positive Psychology vs Master Resilience Competencies MSG Donnell Younger United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 63 SGM Joao Moto 17 January 2013 Abstract This research paper will compare and contrast the Army’s six Master Resiliency Training program’s (MRT) competencies, with six of the twenty-four Positive Psychology VIA survey Character Strengths. It then identifies how MRT and Positive Psychology are helping today’s Soldiers deal with the issues that are developing and ongoing due to almost eleven years of war. This paper discusses the importance of knowing ones top five character strengths, and the remaining twenty-character strengths, that the Army now uses to assist soldiers who may be experiencing challenges in their lives. The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program is the overarching program, which (MRT) falls under, and it comprises of the areas of Family, Spiritual, Social, Emotional and Physical. Together, with the University of Pennsylvania (UPENN), the Army is attempting to help resolve the issues that Soldiers face, and help them, as well as their family members, build resistance, become stronger, and bounce back from adversity.
The White Paper divided in five sections. a. The Army as a Profession of Arms b. The Army’s Professional Culture c. At the Core of Culture, the Army Ethic d. The Army Ethic and External Relations e. Conclusion The Army White Paper sending issues which centralize on the professionalism the Army has gone through the past decade of persistent conflict. It describes the history and development of this profession, considering the effect of nine years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Without a doubt, knowledge of the job is one of the most important qualities a commander should have. This involves gathering and remembering basic facts and being able to use them during battle while under an extremely stressful situation. “Although a commander’s plans are important, the real test lies in implementing them.” Cromwell who was 43 years old at the start of the Civil War had no real understanding of how the military truly worked from experience or study, he had to learn while on the job from professionals such as Crawford and Thomas Fairfax whom he served under during the Battles of Marston Moor and Naseby, which are two of his most successful battles during his military career. Within a year Cromwell already rose from captain to colonel to lieutenant general of one of the largest regional armies in England, where he won every major battle he participated in England, Scotland and
Marquis Pollard Leadership and Ethics in Sports Transactional vs. Transformational Coaching A transactional leader is one with a managerial focus that relies on structured tasks and use reward and punishment to gain trust from their followers. They are often goal oriented and think practically and analytically about achieving their goals. My mentor in high school was a transactional leader because he relied on small goals to achieve a larger goal. His role was to push me to my limits and slightly beyond, and he achieved this by forcing me to set short and long term goals for me individually and for the team as a whole. I had to write down goals so that he could monitor my progress as well as push me to never settle for mediocrity.
We are obliged to make every effort to avoid damaging people and property not involved in combat. The parties to a conflict must at all time distinguish between the civilian population and combatants in order to spare the civilian population and civilian property. Neither the civilian population as whole nor individual civilians may be attacked. Soldiers who break specific provisions of the laws of war lose the protections and status afforded as prisoners of war, but only after facing a competent court. Hence the law of war presupposes that its violation is to be avoided through the control of operations of war by commanders who are to some extent responsible for their subordinates.
Over the years the Blue Book has grown and changed along with our Army. Respect is a large part of what was taught in those early days of the United States Army. Respect for superiors, respect for peers, respect for self, and respect for subordinates. Respect for superiors is very important for the accomplishment of our mission today. Soldiers respect superiors that are COMPETENT LEADERS, LOYAL MEMBERS OF THE TEAM, CARING LEADERS, DEMANDING LEADERS, and COMPASIONATE LEADERS.
While being shot at?' Crazy." Houshmandzedeh's tone made it clear "crazy" was a term of respect, even admiration.” (Kramer, 2009) It is inherent from day one of basic training that team building and learning are critical to the many of the aspects of a soldier. To be successful, whether in peacetime or in conflict, it is imperative that people know the roles specified and delegated to tasks and missions assigned. Very rarely is there operation failure in the military.
The loss of either of these types of trust would damage the Army profession irretrievably (Army White Paper). But, what does this even mean? What is trust really? Trust is quite frequently defined as a “willingness to be vulnerable” based on the “expectation that an exchange partner will not behave opportunistically”