Who Is The Army Leader? Essay

1230 Words Mar 17th, 2016 null Page
a. ADP 6-22 defines an Army Leader as “anyone who by virtue of assumed role or assigned responsibility inspires and influences people to accomplish organizational goals. Army leaders motivate people both inside and outside the chain of command to pursue actions, focus thinking and shape decisions for the greater good of the organization.” In the definition mentioned previously, the words “motivate people both inside and outside the chain of command,” is very important to my idea of what seniors should be able to do. In the 920B field, I personally have found that establishing relationships outside my chain of command has had direct influence over the success of missions WITHIN my chain of command. When reflecting on past SWOs who I have had the pleasure of working with, THEIR influence also extends beyond their chain of command to get my command’s mission done. There are 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc. order effects on just one person’s ability to exert leadership in order to accomplish goals, or missions. If one person can have such an impact, then collectively a domino effect occurs across the Army every day and it becomes very important that leaders use responsibility when exercising leadership.

b. The most important role a SWO can have on the people around them is to provide mentorship. This includes civilians and military alike; it includes subordinates, peers, and superiors. Mentorship can be given to anyone who is willing to receive it. Achieving the title “Senior” WO is…

Related Documents