Legacy Of The Army And Nco Corp Essay

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A Legacy Leader is someone whose actions continue to have a positive influence on an individual, group of people and/or organization. Legacy Leaders are considered to be “Leaders of Influence” because they create an environment conducive for developing others through professional and personal growth; they build team cohesiveness through trust; and they produce effective leaders and professionals who are capable of getting results and accomplishing the mission. I’ve chosen the individual below as my “Leader of Influence” due to the impact this individual has had on the Army and NCO Corp, as well as the influence this individual has had on my personal growth and development. Furthermore, I will explain the legacy I would like to leave behind with the Army and with those who I’ve had the pleasure of leading.
My “Leader of Influence” is Command Sergeant Major (CSM) Retired (R) Joe S. Johnson. Our paths crossed in 2001 at Victory Brigade, Fort Jackson, South Carolina. While newly assigned as an Executive Administrative Specialist (71L) to the Command Group as an Specialist/E-4, I immediately observed the attributes and competencies of this great leader and the impact he had on the organization and the NCOs within the organization. At the time, CSM (R) Johnson was an Infantryman (11B) and the CSM of a brigade that played a very active and important role within the installation. He served amongst Adjutant General (AG) professionals and as a result his leadership style was…

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