Profession In The Army

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The United States Army is considered by society as one large profession identified as the Profession of Arms. Contained within the Army are numerous derivative professions. A profession is an occupation where the members (professionals) of that occupation learn and apply professional knowledge to an essential service in society. One of the Army’s sub-professions is the Adjutant General's Corps (AG) comprised of various trades of professionals. Professionals require years of training and repetition before they become an expert in their field. They normally start at an entry level position and develop over time with practice and experience. Human Resource professionals are one of the trades within the AG Corps.
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The Corps mission has been the same for 242 years, assist the commander during peace and war time with personnel support. The AG Corps Creed says it the best, “I am an Adjutant General's Corp's Soldier. I am loyal to my nation, my unit, and the Soldiers I serve. I will understand my unit's mission and my Commanders' intent. I will anticipate manpower needs and maintain the fighting strength of my Commander‘s force. I will strive to integrate personnel services that best support my Commander's operation at every stage of execution. I will provide continuous personnel service support operations during build-up, surge, and combat operations. I will provide rapid and responsive support in all situations. I will be innovative and resourceful. I will improvise new systems of support when standard systems fail.” The professionals of the AG Corps are comprised of commissioned officers and noncommissioned officers.
Army Human Resources professionals are critical to the Army’s mission as they are the ones that provide personnel and pay support. It takes thousands of human resource professionals using many systems, working in sync, to manage the Army. These professionals must be highly versed in the Army structure and demographics, the readiness and retention, and most importantly the mission. They also must be able to anticipate, adapt, and change to the every changing climate of the Army. The human resource doctrine, FM 1-0, acts as a guide to action rather than a fixed set of

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