My Reflection Of Mission Command Essay
During my career I have been involved in several situations that I could make decisions using the philosophy and principles of mission command, but I have had lack experience and knowledge about these issues. As a direct leader, I was joint with my Soldiers following orders, many times without think about aspects in connection with the mission command activities. Nowadays, after the mission command lessons in the Sergeant Major Course (SMC), I can understand and visualize how is crucial these aspects when I have to work with subordinates, superiors, and make decisions. Thus, I believe that these topics are in relation with what I could learn during the mission command lessons. The purpose of this paper is to present how I believe that the philosophy and concepts of mission command will help me in future duties assignments in the Brazilian Army with my subordinates, superiors, and in decisionmaking.
Firstly, I think that the knowledge that I have received in the mission command lessons will be essential in my daily duties with subordinates. As sergeant major, I will work with subordinates and staffs and there will be situations that I will have to remember the principles of mission command, summarized in the memorable quotation from the Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 6-0 (2012).
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