Transformation of the United States Army

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    order to complete the change from its current state to a well-respected unit, I would execute a blended version of the seven-step vision process with John Kotter’s eight-stage model to create successful and lasting change. First, I would begin with conducting an initial assessment of the brigade prior to taking command, which is the first step in the seven-step vision process. From this initial…

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    The Tenets of Unified Land Operations guide a commander on how to use his or her forces during an operation through six principles: flexibility, integration, lethality, adaptability, depth, and synchronization. Possessing a group of Soldiers from various backgrounds, a Commander can use that to his or her advantage within the flexibility and adaptability principles. Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 3-0 defines flexibility as the ability to act quickly and accordingly regardless of the situation.…

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    Thought-out history, we as a nation have overcome insurmountable odds and adapted to the consistent changes of society. For example, it was women that kept the United States Army in the fight and the enemy on its heels during WWI. When the increase of munition factories rose to supplement the growing fight in Europe, it was women who took control and continued to aid the fight from home by taking jobs that were once perceived to be only male jobs. They did so not only to aid in the nations…

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    Csm Clark Role Model

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    For exceptionally meritorious service in the New Jersey Army National Guard during an honorable 36 years of service. CSM Clark stands as the epitome of the Noncommissioned Officer Corps in word and deed. CSM Clark’s service spans four major conflicts, having directly participated in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom. CSM Clark has served as a role model for officers and enlisted Soldiers to emulate throughout his entire career. He has served in every leadership…

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    backbone of the U.S. Army; meanwhile, the Second Lieutenant is fresh out of college with no experience being a leader. The Lieutenant will hold higher rank, have generally higher pay grade, as well as be put in charge of protecting the lives of the NCO’s plus the junior enlisted. A 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army is known as a "Butter Bar", a reference to the gold bar rank insignia worn on the uniform. “A commissioned officer in the U.S. Army holds a commission from the President of the United…

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    Accountability in the army is important because soldiers as well as equipment, ammunition, food, water…

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    One war that clouds the United States with shame is the Vietnam War. The United States joining the war was an unpopular decision and was resented by many. Many stories have been told from the Vietnam war. Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried features the Alpha Company, a United States army unit that fought during the Vietnam War. The Vietnam War was unique because the United States drafted men to be in the army. This situation was true for some of the men in the Alpha Company, including Tim…

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    Army Career Essay

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    My goal as a Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and leader in the United States Army has always been to lead by example. My goal in doing this is to help my soldiers be the best that they can be in order to create a strong and ready force. In order to grow and become more knowledgeable in my position as a leader, I often reflect on my choices, decisions, and the actions of my soldiers. Although I have had many memorable experiences in my military career, the one that makes me the proudest is when I…

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    die in the attempt”. Conversely Apocalypse Now is constructed around literal and metaphorical journey of Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen) as he attempts to assassinate a rogue colonel (Marlon Brando) during the Vietnam War. Each work individually illustrates the psychological trauma which war inflicts upon its participants and ultimately the disenfranchisement soldiers inescapably experience concerning the supposed ‘benefits’ of the war and the spurious bureaucratic autocracy which…

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    Throughout time constant communication was key to winning battles, especially in today’s modern military. Every commander must know what goes on, when, where and how constantly in order to effectively control their units. However, constant communication is never certain, and it is up every subordinate to be prepared to make on decisions on the spot in the mission. The United States army currently uses Mission Command, which is defined by ADRP 6-0 as the “exercise of authority and direction by…

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