It is by far the finest book I have read, and it continues to impact how I lead. 2. We Were Soldiers Once … and Young by Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway Pete Kilner: I read this while at the Infantry Officer Advanced Course. I was struck by how Hal Moore and his commanders knew their Soldiers, by the things Moore did to create a winning culture and by how unpredictable war can be. Another big takeaway was that despite the brutality and emotions of combat, a leader must remain calm, see the big picture, and anticipate the “next steps” for his unit and the enemy.
The three Air Force Core Values reminds myself of the way I was raised and the morals my family instilled in my mind. When I look around and see the best Airman they all have the same thing in common, a hard work ethic and an adherence to the core values in both their work and personal life’s. Every good leader I have ever worked under has shown the characteristics of the best Airman I Previously mentioned, which makes you want to follow them. Being that one “Air force guy” on the team means it is my job to represent not only my career field but also the Air Force as a whole. Without the Integrity to tell my leaders that we cannot drop a bomb, or operate a certain way I will be nothing but a hindrance to myself and the team.
He gained the respect of his men and his empire by always being the leading force and setting an example. He would always lead him men in battle and constantly made personal connections to his soldiers, learning their names and thanking them for their efforts personally. This gained him the loyalty and respect from his military. Because he showed his devotion to
His leadership has made him seem one step ahead of both allies and competitors, which has given people the confidence to trust his leadership for many important roles he has been appointed in. In an interview with Oren Harari, Colin Powell stated his 18 principles for great leadership which applies to his success and when asked what you need for success, in two words he replied “hard work” showing his determination in any task at hand. Even after he retired he has still maintained his leadership to help others especially through the United Nations. His determination has leaded him to become one of the greatest African American icons of our time and deserves this respect and
As my integrity grows, the trust in others will grow as well. I also build my personal courage by standing up on a day to day basis , and acting upon the things that I think are honorable. Finally Honor; I live up to all Army Values. It’s a matter of carrying out, acting, and living the values of respect, duty, loyalty, selfless service, integrity and personal courage in everything I
Legacy Leader: SSG Brandon J Wilson SSG Thomas William Browne Senior Leader Course A true leader is someone who guides you through your career with selfless intent. He takes care of you. He takes care of everyone around you. He basically takes you under his wing and does everything he can to ensure that you are where you need to be now, and prepares you to go further in the future. I overheard a current ALC student, SGT Mitchell Anderson, say it best: “A leader’s job is to leave his legacy in his Soldiers.” I don’t think I could put it any better I have spent many years working for the military.
As a United States soldier, I also have be trained that it takes hard work, motivation, and dedication to make your dreams come true. Gen. Powell once said “It takes personal hard work and dedication for you to become all that you can be”. On the base of my belief I find this statement to be so true. I've never depended on anyone and never wanted to. I set goals for myself and inspite of everything I've gone through, I've accomplished them and in some cases exceeded them.
Leaders at all levels promote the individual readiness of their Soldiers by developing competence and confidence in their subordinates. In addition to being mentally, physically, tactically, and technically competent, Soldiers must have confidence in themselves, their equipment, their peers, and their leaders. A leadership
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.
This is indeed the core of the officer's existence and, Without it no hope exists of grappling with the tasks of command. It is seen at its simplest in warlike operations, but the power to lead smoothest the way of every task in every branch of a military organization, whether in war or peace. It breathes that vitality into an organization that will take a collection of men, buildings and machines, and waken them to purposeful effective life. How is this done? First, and perhaps ideally, by innate force of character.