I am an expert and I am a professional.1 Every day, Basic Training Soldiers mutter these words as they recite the Soldier’s Creed. What does it mean to be a professional? Professionals use inspirational, intrinsic factors like the life-long pursuit of expert knowledge, the privilege and honor of service, camaraderie, and the status of membership in an ancient, honorable, and revered occupation.2 The United States Army is a Profession of Arms compromised of experts certified in the ethical application of land combat power, serving under civilian authority, entrusted to defend the Constitution and the rights and interests of the American people.2 The purpose of this essay is to identify why the Human Resources (HR) Sergeant has an integral role in the Profession of Arms.
Schooling life is a important part to all of the teenagers. Since they start their school life, every day they meet their classmates and teachers more than their parents. The “A” students have good performance in all of the test, teachers love them. But they don't have friends in school nor clubs. Isn't it a big problem we have to worried about?
In my opinion it is one of the most important of all of them. It is very important but without the other values, Duty by itself cannot assist in accomplishing the mission. We still have the other values like leadership, respect, selfless service, honesty, integrity, and personal courage. These all set up the framework for us to be able to accomplish or duty as soldiers. All of them work hand in hand with each other.
While I agree with General Dempsey’s view on how to form the Army into a “Profession of Arms,” I don’t think today’s Army is quite there yet. I think The Army is going in the right direction but it will take time to change the culture. We need to understand that it is virtually impossible for all Soldiers to be professionals based on experience and expertise alone. We need to understand that not all Soldiers join today for honor, tradition, and/or wanting to be a part of a team. Soldiers are joining the military more and more to have a secure job with benefits for themselves and their family members.
Respect is important because society needs to have a positive perception of the Army in order for it to be successful. Selfless Service is putting the needs of the Army before your own, but also taking care of yourself and your subordinates. Honor provides the moral compass for individuals. It is the glue for the Army Values. Integrity and personal courage are important because a Soldier must do what is right all the time even if they are scared.
This (EH) is one of the NCO’s basic responsibilities to make sure (EH) that everyone has respect. This is something that everyone has (EH) to make sure that they are teaching everyone at an (EH) early time once they arrive into the unit. Even when (EH) a person first enters the Army they are taught the (EH) meaning of respect within the Military. Sometimes in the Military (EH) we often lack respect when we don’t truly understand the (EH) meaning of the word. We throw around the word 'respect' (EH) very effortlessly, as a single cure-all for everything we (EH) do.
Using The Core Values Everyday Many people know the words Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage and what they mean, but how often do we actually live up to them? I learned the Seven Core Army Values through JROTC and ROTC programs and I have noticed that I practically use them everyday. I show loyalty by believing in myself and my fellow cadets here with me in this ROTC program. I will support my leadership and also stand up for the team/cadets. Another way that I show loyalty is by wearing the uniform of the U.S. Army.
I finally understand what I have to do to make sure I will not fall behind in my career progression. Complete my Education! Day after day, my routine was to be the first person in the office and the last one out. I guess I was trying to prove myself to boss, to show her my hard work and dedication. The way I showed this dedication was to research every problem item that came across the office; make sure each and one of the young Airmen were busy with their assigned responsibilities.
Military and Public Safety protect our everyday lives, while Teachers are the ones that give us the knowledge we need for everyday life. Military personnel definitely are the most heroic figure in my eyes. While people are here in American living the good life, we have soldiers fighting for our freedom, putting their lives on the line. Having two years in the National Guard, I have not had a chance yet at deployment. However, at all times I stand ready to accept the fact that I could receive that phone call telling me to pack my bags, I am being deployed.
I was really sad that day. However, I always tried to learn English and speak better. I never gave up. For the next two years, passing the ESL (English Second Language) exam and proving my English skills to myself had been my dream. In my class and staying in the ESL class only became harder and harder for me to bear.