I Am Excited For The Brigade Infantry Combat Team Essay

1702 Words Jan 12th, 2016 7 Pages
As LTC Owens, I am excited for the opportunity to command the 4th Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT). After my initial assessment of the unit, I have a good feel for the brigade’s primary issues and look forward to the challenges ahead. I have divided the problems identified into four primary lines of effort: Build the Team, Training, Leadership Development, and Fortify the Team. These lines of effort comprise the essential tasks in meeting my vision for the brigade. My vision is: 4th ABCT is a disciplined, agile, and fit Armored Brigade Combat Team that wins every fight; professionally accomplishes any mission to high standards; cares for, and is empowered by, each other and our families; and honors its lineage. We will accomplish this by being mentally and physically tough, mastering fundamentals, and doing the right thing through a foundation of trust based on teamwork, communication, discipline, and fitness. As the brigade commander, I know it is critical that my vision is nested in that of my higher command to ensure we are meeting the Commanding General’s intent. It is also important that the vision, and the accompanying strategy to implement the vision, be imaginable, desirable, feasible, focused, flexible and communicable. In implementing my vision, I will use Kotter’s Change Model. First I will create a sense of urgency to communicate why changes are needed. I will then share my ideas for change with a guiding coalition consisting of my Command Sergeant…

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