General Roscoe Robinson As A Transformational Leader

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Roscoe Robinson, Jr., a St. Louis native, was born October 11, 1928 and died July 22, 1993. His wife was Mildred E. Sims, together they had a daughter, Carol Robinson Royal and a son, Capt. Bruce E. Robinson. He was an example and role model for many young black soldiers during his service of 34 years till now and is remembered as being the first black to rise to the rank of Army four-star general. Gen Roscoe served in the Vietnam and Korean war. He attended the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 1947 where he received a bachelor’s in military engineering, the National War College in 1969, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and at the University of Pittsburg he received a master’s in international affairs. As a cadet …show more content…
The reason for him being a transformational leader is because he has people looking up to him, seeing what he has done for himself by living a motto. He came from the bottom, first coming in serving in segregated units to being on a committee of the United States representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 1982 overcoming diversity making accomplishments which I believe makes him a team manager in the aspects of the behavioral theory. He. As stated by people who knew him, he was an outstanding leader who had a desire to complete the mission and had both love and care for his soldiers. He had a diverse record of service gaining him experience and expertise that was sought after by the committee for the Department of the Army making him a teacher and mentor. Gen. Roscoe was said to have lived by West Points motto of “Duty, Honor, Country”. He was chosen as the role model by a committee. Reading about General Roscoe I can only hope that being in the ROTC program at Norfolk State University that I can be a leader in the program where MS levels lower than me can look up to and see good things from me and in the future hopefully as an officer can inspire

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