Personal Values In The Army

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There are a myriad of individual races and cultures that are melded into our Army. It is these different backgrounds coupled with Army culture that shapes our leaders. To become a leader, you must first become a good follower. As a follower, the individual has the propensity to become a good leader. Trust and loyalty must be present to groom subordinates into leaders.

Leadership is the capability to empower and motivate others. A leader is an individual who uses this capability to prompt others toward a common goal or end state. A leader will need to draw from personal experiences to make sound decisions.
What exactly makes a good leader. A good leader is individual who is always motivating themselves and others towards completing a
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Trust built between a subordinate and a supervisor is done overtime. In my experience as a junior soldier; I was entrusted by my company commander to maintain serviceability and accountability of the company’s Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear (CBRN) equipment. This entailed turning in equipment for calibration maintaining records, coordinating training, and ensuring the CBRN office was always ready for a Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) inspection. During a CSDP inspection, I received commendable remarks and my CBRN office became the standard for other companies to follow within the battalion. My supervisor started trusting me with more duties and responsibilities. Trust was earned through my hard work and dedication to the task assigned. In the event, I would not have maintained my equipment I would not have easily earned the trust of my …show more content…
As a leader, it is also important to know what resources are the Army has available. An example of applying experience is a Soldier did not have the fiduciary means to purchase basic items for his home. The soldier’s supervisor referred him to the post lending closet where basic items were issued and could be returned at any time. Another example is if a Soldier does not pay their bills on time. There are financial planning classes available at no cost to the Soldier. Within eight months the Soldier could pay off two credit cards and save money. Another example is a Soldier had a miscarriage and did not have healthy ways of coping with her loss. She initially sought assistance from Army One source but it interfered with her work. It was through open communication with her leaders; she could receive the assistance she

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