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    Agr Structure

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    professional in the Army Reserves over the last 9 years, a systemic problem across the AGR program is the Full-Time Support TDA (FTSTDA) force structure changes implementation or Overlay. The Overlay implements the force structure changes for the next fiscal year (FY). The current Overlay process negatively effects readiness, AGR promotions, Soldiers and their families, and wastes manpower and PCS funds. Background The AGR program provides full-time active duty status of an Army Reserve…

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    There is a prestige group of Americans who don’t follow the typical lifestyle that regular citizens live in the United States. Their way of life is so unique that those who do not live it do not understand it. They are the 1%. They are the American Soldier. In this essay, I will give you a small snippet their way of life. You will get a better understanding of their jargon, brotherhood, and what it means to live within a military culture. What is a Soldier? Mainstream media portrays…

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    The United States Army has been around for over three centuries. In that time, there have been millions of people over time who can say that they were soldiers at one point in their lives. At least half of these soldiers can say that they or someone they know were deployed in a combat environment. In their case, having common sense is vital to living and can be the difference between victory and defeat on the battlefield. Common sense for a soldier is fire discipline, knowing who is at their…

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    In June 2010, I joined the United States Army to change my life. I am currently serving and as you can imagine I have experienced many things through my journey. I have had some great leadership along the way and some that were quite the opposite. During this time one person has stuck out in my mind, I will refer to him as Sergeant First Class (SFC) Smith. Although SFC Smith was a leader many aspects of his approach in which he dealt with situations led to his demise. Upon arriving to my new…

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    Robert D Shadley is a retired major general of the US Army. Nearly twenty years ago, he served as a ranking agent in Aberdeen proving ground (an army training facility in Maryland-Harford County). His book The GAMe: Unraveling a Sex Scandal in The Military is a clear demonstration of Shadley’s facility for morality and justice as well as the love of justice. In this 360-pages-long work published by Beaver 's Pond Press, Shadley exposes mischievous acts of sexual assault that pervaded the…

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    Vietnam War Changes

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    How and why did the US forces change as a result of the Vietnam War? The Vietnam War started in 1955 and finished in 1975. Over this time, the US army changed dramatically, mainly because the troops lost hope that the US would win soon. It changed in terms of composition, morale, motivation, recreation, equipment used and quality of soldiers. In this essay, I will go into detail about how and why the US forces changed in terms of the motivation, composition and morale. I will conclude at the…

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    and the other soldiers time in combat. Things in their daily lives made O 'Brien believe that the war was unjust because there were many mistakes made by the U.S. Army throughout the war. One of those mistakes was when one of the U.S soldiers accidently shoots a vietnamese woman. Although the woman was with the North Vietnamese Army, the American…

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    and Army traditions. These helps the cadet succeed in the future. I train, coach, and mentor my cadets in what we call the 21st Century Soldiers Competencies. I bring my enthusiasm for the military into the classroom environment, while showing them how it is relevant to their lives. It is important for me to set high standards of performance for our cadets and myself, high expectation for what I need from them, and encourage them to meet them. Lead by example. I am happy that the Army has…

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    Transformational leadership theory was further developed by Bass in 1985. Bass developed his doctrine of transformational leadership based on the preliminary results obtained in a survey of 198 military officers in The United States, who was required to evaluate their supervisors through the “Multifactor Leadership Questionnaire Form 1” (Bass, Waldman, & Avolio, 1987). Bass's doctrine originated in the Burns empirical investigation (1978), which found that leadership can be understood in terms…

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    Ssg Upshaw Role Model

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    SSG Upshaw joined the military on 1 August 1997 from Buffalo, NY. He attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, SC and Advanced Individual training at Fort Lee, VA. SSG Upshaw graduated as a 92A10, Automated Logistic Specialist and was assigned to Maintenance Troop, 11th ACR Fort Irwin, CA from Oct 1997 – Feb 2003. SSG Upshaw was an integral part of the original team that developed the Black Horse Express, delivering more than 10,000 high priority repair parts. SSG Upshaw was reassigned to the…

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