As a Seabee, it is my duty and responsibility to maintain the highest degree of integrity while serving my country with honor, courage, and commitment in the United States Navy. When I think of the word "integrity" as a person, I think naturally of pms checks. When we perform maintenance, we value the assurance that we have completed the check to the best of our ability, because the battalion relies on us to make sure the equipment has been inspected, both during PMS, and during prestart. As a member of naval mobile construction battalion eleven, I have been taught the importance of taking care of our civil engineer support equipment and ensuring the quality of their condition whenever we inspect and conduct maintenance on them. Every one of my shipmates' lives depends on my personal integrity in ensuring that our civil engineer support equipment are squared away.
Why Veterans are Important to our Nation’s History and Future The Real Heroes You may know a few. They are living among us, typical citizens, silent heroes, living quietly, continuing to make the world a better place. They fought for our country with great courage and admiration, and are willing to do so again in the name of freedom and righteousness. These are our veterans of this great nation, the United States of America, who are one of its closely treasured people. The future of our country depends on the soldiers we have now who will become veterans.
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.
Another way that I show loyalty is by wearing the uniform of the U.S. Army. Not only am I a Cadet but a Student Athlete as well. I will come to practice and training to better my performance as well as score points for the team to participate in big events; which fall under duty. "Treating others with dignity and respect while expecting others to do the same," is what I live by. Respect is trusting that all people have done their jobs and fulfilled their duty.
It’s absolutely important for us to maintain full accountability in the Marine Corps because not only are we under-funded, which makes replacing lost gear a huge hassle, but it instills discipline in our Marines and helps them build a stronger character by maintaining full gear retention at all times. When a Marine keeps full accountability of issued gear, it illustrates to that Marine’s peers that the Marine is squared away. The more squared away the Marine is, the better off he/she will be in garrison and in country. When a Marine shows that he can take care of himself and keep full accountability of his issued gear then that Marine demonstrates the ability to take care of his other Marines as well look out for their well-being. When a Marine keeps full accountability of issued gear, then he/she will have fewer things to worry about and will be able to concentrate more on the mission that needs to be completed.
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.
Leading Marines The Marine Corps is well-known for the exceptional leaders that it produces consistently over the generations. Throughout the Corps’ history, it has produced Marine leaders spanning the ranks who have distinguished themselves in combat and during times of peace. Not only has the Marine Corps developed impeccable combat leaders, it has also developed leaders who apply ethical and cultural considerations in exercising their leadership. This type of exceptional leadership is born out of the Marine Corps Core Values and the Marine Corps leadership traits and principles. Developing Leaders.
Duties and Responsibilities of NCOs The main duty of NCOs is taking care of soldiers. Corporals and Sergeants do this by taking concern for their soldiers well being. Leaders need to know their soldiers enough to train them as individuals and teams which will give them the confidence in any conditions to perform there duties. Individual training is the main duty and responsibility of NCOs. No one in the Army has more todo with soldiers than NCOs.
Assigning a Mentor MENTORSHIP DEFINED: “Mentorship is a mutually beneficial partnership in which a “Mentor”, who has greater experience and wisdom, guides a “Protégé, who is looking to increase his or her skills, knowledge, and experience, to develop both personally and professionally.” What exactly does a Mentor do? A Mentor is a person who oversees the career and development of another, usually junior, employee. Most simply stated, a Mentor helps the Protégé clarify career goals in order to develop and execute a Military/Civilian Individual Development Plan. The following are some roles that a Mentor will fulfill to the protégé. • Sage: Offering wisdom and advice in achieving personal and professional goals.
Esprit de corps is a traditional military expression that denotes the Army’s common spirit, a collective ethos of camaraderie and cohesion within the team. Esprit de corps exists at all levels, influencing individual morale, team cohesion, and ethos within the Army Profession. It is reflected in motivation, morale and discipline of the soldiers in a unit. Pride in what they are doing for their families and the American people, as well as just knowing they are doing something good with their lives but living up to the army morals and values. Espirit De Corps in a unit can be based on the experience and history of the unit as well as customs and traditions unique to it.