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    from many noncommissioned officers. The phrase alone lends itself to falling under the umbrella of commanders, strictly officer business, not in the wheelhouse of sergeants. Mission command is the next generation of Command and Control. Command and Control utilized trickle down leadership, propelled downward through the chain of command from the commander to the lowest level. Mission Command involves all leaders, not just the commander. Mission command has evolved from officer business to leader business. The phrase command team means exactly that, the team concept is vital for an effective and successful command unit. In order to operate as an efficient command team,…

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    time, education, health, and most importantly family. To someone from the outside looking in, this culture is not something they would want to spend the next 20 years of their lives living. To those living it, it is their way of life, and they love it. The average Soldier is in the Rank of Specialist (E4), 22 years old with about four years of service. He or she is typically married and, at least, one child. This is the point where they will have to decide to either take the next step and…

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    Sergeant Major Tom Crane is a soldier that polices other soldiers; he works in the Special Investigations Branch as a detective. He is a hard hitting, persistent, hard man, and brash; overall, he is not very nice to anyone, even those on his side of the law. On his cases, he is assisted by his staff Billy and Kim. The series is an English thriller and police procedural; there are also short stories that are part of the series. It is also self-published by Wendy Cartmell, the author of the…

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    night before. While at home with my daughter, I was using this time to pack my house in preparation for my family’s pending move at the end of the month. While going through papers I decided to have a beer not thinking that I would be called into work for any reason. Approximately 1130 I received a phone call from Master Gunnery Sergeant Hernandez informing me that my name was on the Urinalysis Roster. I informed the Master Gunnery Sergeant Hernandez that I had my daughter with me and didn’t…

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    Essay On Toxic Leadership

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    they were doing was lazy leadership. Directing style of leadership works great in situations like basic training. There is a time and place for that style of leadership but every day is not when it should surface (FM 22-100, 1999). I believe education and intervention are essential to counter toxic leadership. It is the responsibility of everyone senior or equivalent to any individual displaying this type of leadership. Many times I have intervened when I could, and it was never convenient or…

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    Mission Command

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    command in my future positions after graduating from the Sergeants Major Course. Army Doctrine Reference Publication 6-0 defines mission command as the “exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander’s intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the conduct of unified land operations”. Commander’s use the principles of mission command along with art of command and the science of control to allow their…

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    accomplish specific mission. A strong working relationship between the commander and sergeant major is critical because it is the key driving elements of the unit and a powerful force multiplier in accomplishing mission. The sergeant major must be able to assist and advise the commander effectively to harness this partnership and develop mutual trust and respect. Advisor to the Commander In the recent dialogue by Lieutenant General Sean McFarland, Commanding General of III Corps, he mentioned…

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    Freshman Year Essay

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    soldier, bought my parents a car, gave my mother legal documentation in the United States after twenty-one years in this country, and continuing my education to become a professional in the future. It has never been easy but I was able to push through all the obstacles put in my way to accomplish every goal I’ve set for myself. Life is a never ending game. I have to insure that I take the challenge on correctly and hope to only improve with every move. I’m sure I will with all the amazing…

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    his office, we spoke for over an hour about leadership, professionalism, and standards of conduct. In the Army, formal counseling is supposed to happen at set intervals; but, this rarely occurs once you become a Non-Commissioned Officer, or Sergeant. This was the first bit of one on one professional development that I had received in years. It was an important event. Additionally, it set the tone for the unit I was entering and let me know my limits. Furthermore, the counseling gave me a set of…

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    At some point in everyone’s life, someone or something stands out to them in a way that nothing else does. It could be an individual or an event that stands out to them in a positive or even a negative way. For me however, it was a person named Master Sergeant James Sherrod. I encountered MSgt Sherrod at work and he impacted me in a way that would shape my whole future and military career. I didn’t know it at the time, but he was a blessing in my life, especially when I didn’t want to believe…

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