Army Reflective Essay

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Drill Sergeant First Class Greene taught me what an Army Non-Commissioned Officer leader should be from my first days in the Army. From the day I met him, SFC Greene personified the Army values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. He taught how to be a Soldier by leading by personal example. He mentored me in lessons about honor and integrity. SFC Greene’s mentoring carries with me through my career. As I learn to be a more effective leader capable of inspiring my Soldiers, I reflect on SFC Greene and his example. His example showed me what right is and is an example I continue to follow.
Effective leaders lead by example. SFC Greene led by example. One of his examples I wanted to emulate
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SFC Greene did everything, from preparing his uniform to marksmanship at the range, paying extremely close attention to detail. As we learned to march as a platoon, SFC Greene stressed the importance of taking pride in marching correctly. He explained marching correctly was how we, as new Soldiers, begin to learn attention to detail; that paying attention to detail would carry us further in our profession. Everything we did in basic training was taught this way. It was a lesson I will not ever forget and a lesson I pass onto my …show more content…
If I expected my Soldiers to work hard and live the Army values, I had live what I demanded from them. I could never put myself in a position where my character or work ethic could be questioned by my Soldiers. I had to show them what hard work is. I had to show them my commitment to being the best Soldier I could be extended into my off time. By living the example SFC Greene showed me when I was a new Soldier, I was able to be that positive example for my Soldiers to

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