In order to properly explain the importance of the human resources sergeant in
the profession of arms a few topics will first need to be addressed. What exactly does it
mean to be a profession of arms? How does the military cultivate such a vast culture of
professionals? And finally, what does a human resources (HR) sergeant do and how
does the HR sergeant fit into this proclaimed profession of arms in today’s modern
military? In this paper I will answer all of these questions in order to paint a clear picture
of just how important human resources sergeants are in today’s military.
First of all, before we can engage any further into the topic at hand we need to
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The Army life is one of service, not to
one’s self, but to a nation and to their brothers and sisters in arms.It couldn’t be more
perfectly stated, “Professional Soldiers are volunteers…bonded with comrades in a
shared identity and culture of sacrifice and service” (pg. 4).
This brings us right into the topic of the HR sergeant and their roles in the Army
as a profession of arms. When most civilians think of the military they primarily think of
the Soldiers out in the field with combat focused areas of expertise. What they don’t
usually picture is the human resources sergeant corps. The driving force of the entire
military. The HR sergeant is responsible handling all of the administrative roles of
Human resources sergeants make the wheels turn so to speak. They take care
of such things as promotions, awards, separations, transfers, Soldier and unit
readiness, training schedules, and a wide variety of other roles. Additionally, the HR
sergeants have to balance being experts in their own field of performance, while still
keeping up with the military code of being able to be deployed as a lethal force.