Platoon Sergeant

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  • Army Officer Reflective Essay

    Officer” meant nothing but paper and desk work. Later to find out that the words “Army Officer” has a much deeper passionate meaning than I thought. Over the years of training and talking to different Generals, Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, and Sergeants about becoming a Second Lieutenant, they all had the same thing in common with advice on becoming a Lieutenant. That advice was to take time and get to know…

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  • Sfc Roberts Essay

    SFC Roberts was a Platoon Sergeant for Headquarters and Headquarters Company 2nd Battalion 7th Infantry Mortar Platoon. SFC Roberts provided a great example of the Be, Know, and Do philosophy. I chose SFC Roberts due to the following traits that I would hope to emulate in my career. SFC Roberts was not a micro manager. As the platoon Sergeant he Develop his subordinate leaders by coaching them and mentoring them. He provided the guidance that junior leaders in developing them into senior NCO.…

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  • Noncommissioned Officer Observation

    successfulness of our training and operations. First impressions are of the utmost importance, and that first counseling session will set the stage between myself and my platoon sergeant as our first potential formal sit-down. Understanding the importance of the relationship between a platoon leader and their platoon sergeant, I have reservations about my ability to conduct an effective counseling. Thankfully, the assistance of MSG Ibarra and SFC Kinard’s class allowed for…

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  • Creative Writing: What Do I Think, Goo Man

    good,” screams Staff Sergeant Baker, “Real stinkin’ good, Guaman. Just take the easy way out and fucking die.” Recruit Guaman’s arms shake in the front leaning rest position over a puddle of his sweat on the quarterdeck. There’s nothing restful about that position. “Mountain climbers,” screams the drill instructor as his fists rest on his green duty belt, “in cadence, exercise: one-two-three.” Guaman limply lifts his left foot from the floor. The muscles in Staff Sergeant Baker’s square jaw…

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  • Sfc Fontanez Leadership Analysis

    SFC Juan Fontanez’s legacy was the impact he left on his Soldiers. He has been one of the most influential leaders in my military career. SFC Fontanez was my Platoon Sergeant during my third deployment to Iraq. During this deployment, I filled the role of Squad Leader in a Combat Engineer Platoon, performing route clearance operations in and out of Sadr City. SFC Fontanez taught me the importance of leading from the front, setting the example, and establishing a high level of trust within your…

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  • The Importance Of An NCO

    situation too lightly and that was not my place to brush it off and assume that everything would get better. I know now that as an NCO it is my job to take care of my soldiers but it takes more than one NCO to do so. By keeping my squad leader and platoon sergeant out of the equation I limit my resources for help on evaluating and fixing the…

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  • Analysis: The Bertuli Story

    He still had his guns which was important for him. Leonard was shipped out of basic in October and was sent into battle right away. He was a Infantry Sergeant, but was later was moved to Platoon Leader, when his platoon leader died. Leonard only had one change of clothes with him, he was out there for a year and had one shower and one change of clothes. The conditions he lived in were not the best, he had canned food, only getting,…

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  • Reflective Essay: Growing Up In The United States

    It was 0100 hours and I was only awake because the missiles and mortar shells that were attacking my base that night was heavier than usual. They flashed a bright yellow light and smelled like sulfur. I went to the door to find my Platoon Sergeant standing in full gear. He commanded, “Gear up, Griff you pulled the short straw and have to guard the northwest corner of the FOB” I knew that meant our forward operation base. Without hesitation I grabbed my gear and headed with my leader to…

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  • Personal Experience: My Experience As A Platoon Leader

    a promotion to the rank of platoon leader. Although excited to begin, I had to face the hard challenge of speaking in front of people, establishing my own authority, and battling my own indecisiveness. During my installation as a platoon leader, I made a collection of minor mistakes, particularly in where I stood, how to march in, and what to do with my platoon. When giving commands, I had a severe stutter. I failed to voice my authority to a chaotic and noisy platoon, which consisted mainly…

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  • The History And Importance Of The Non-Commissioned Officer

    The History and Importance of the Army’s Non Commissioned Officer. It is no small wonder for the Non-Commissioned Officer to be known as the backbone of the United States Army, a phrase coined by Rudyard Kipling. As we know the Non-Commissioned Army in todays military is but a mere remnant of what the NCO original was. The Non-Commissioned Officer existed during the European Hundred Years’ War, who at the time, were almost all upper ranks of European society, surprisingly. At the time, though,…

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