Military Leader Development

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Running head: DEVELOPMENT OF ARMY LEADERS Development of Army Leaders Teda A. Cooks United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 60 SGM Parthiban October 1, 2009 Development of Army Leaders Although some people are born with the ability to become successful military leaders faster than others, rather they are developed into leaders. The Army has several tools in place to help its leaders learn and grow including institutional training and guidance outlines in several publications. These tools can be used for self development and the development of subordinate leaders. The lesson provided on Leader Assessment and Development at the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy provided information on these tools that will assist me in my duties as sergeant major over the next 10 years of my career. The development of competent and capable leaders is important to Army organizations and the United States military as a whole. Currently, institutional training for the Army's Noncommissioned Officer Corps could consist of courses such as the Warrior Leaders Course (WLC), the Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course (BNCOC), the Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course (ANCOC), the First Sergeants Course (FSC), and the United States Army Sergeants Major Course (USASMC). Commissioned Officers in the Army may receive institutional training such as basic and advanced officer leader courses, the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC) and the United States Army War College. There is also institutional training available for the Army Warrant Officer. These courses are designed to provide Army leaders with training and guidance towards the development of current and future Army leaders. They provide the groundwork that is later developed through persistent learning and growing. Along with institutional training, the Army equips
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