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    Castro Foreign Affairs

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    and the CIA Deputy Director for Plans, Richard Bissell. They suggest overthrowing Castro by way of a CIA covert operation. The CIA would employ a U.S.-trained guerrilla force comprised of Cuban exiles who will recruit, train, and mobilize a rebel army in Cuba to revolt and support an invasion. The guerrilla force would be deployed to Cuba from Guatemala and Nicaragua. The opposition would use propaganda to spread its message via radio signals. One of the benefits of this option is to not appear…

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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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    The American Sniper

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    Prior to watching American Sniper, I was skeptical about it, because I am usually not a big fan of war movies. After watching the film it really opened up my eyes about what the military is actually about and what goes on while I am safely sitting at home doing my homework. The 2014 film was two hours and fourteen minutes long and is a true story of Chris Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper). When Chris was a kid, he was a natural shooter with impeccable aim and had dreamed of becoming a cowboy.…

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    How is the futility and hypocrisy of war and bureaucracy explored by Joseph Heller and Francis Ford Coppola in Catch-22 and Apocalypse Now respectively? Catch-22 authored by Joseph Heller and Apocalypse Now directed by Francis Ford Coppola are critically considered two of the finest examples of contemporary anti-war literature and cinema, despite neither being explicitly against the concept of combat as such, but rather, both opposing the bureaucratic absurdity that war inevitably entails.…

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    Sfc Lamb Case Study

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    SFC Lamb joined the United States Army in August of 1989 and completed over 24 years of credible military service that has spanned across the United States Army, the United States Army Reserve, and the Kansas Army National Guard (KSARNG). The longevity of his service as an Active Duty service member, Reservist, and a Guardsman are a testament to his unwavering dedication to his country and the State of Kansas. SFC Lamb endured multiple deployments throughout his KSARNG career to include…

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    is true for those who don’t. In the Army, the Leadership Development Program can be modelled out by the Army Leadership Requirement Model (ALRM) which is broken down into two concepts: attributes and competencies. Within those concepts, there are six goals that leaders should strive for: character, presence, and intellect which are attributes, and leads, develops, and achieves which are competencies (United States Army, 2017). By following the ALRM, an Army leader will see positive results…

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    individuals whom abide by ethical standards (What is a professional, n.d.). In addition, we endure extensive training, education, and skills that derived from a broad area of research. The Soldiers of the United States Armed Forces exemplify professional qualities. As a professional in the United States Army, we are accountable to the people in society and each other. One of the most effective ways to ensure both areas is sustained through balance. The balancing role of leaders in the…

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    officer or should we say “NCO” has been a very important factor in the United States Army, for a very long time and is known to be the back bone of the Army. Respecting the noncommissioned officer in the army is critical. They have been carefully selected to train and guide soldiers to the right path. A noncommissioned officer has mastered all the basic soldier skills they have earned their respect by serving in the United States Army and providing outstanding performance and everything that…

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    Army Profession Essay

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    have two choices: Army or College? For many the Army was the only option, for various reasons. Whether escaping a bad situation, didn’t perform well in school, or following in a family member’s footsteps, the Army was a way out, and was often overlooked as being a profession. Most will say in order to have a career/profession you have to attend college, get multiple degrees, and after spending half your life in school, now you can begin your chosen profession. College or the Army or two roads…

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    Army Professions Role

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    Ethos, or Army Values to gain an insight into the NCO’s role as a professional in The Profession of Arms. “No one is more professional than I” (U.S. Army: Army Values, 2016), represents more than an opening statement, but one filled with a history of expertise, commitment, and accountability that has been achieved through the specialized training and responsibility brought on by this role. The article, An Army White Paper: The Profession of Arms, addresses the role of the United States Army as…

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