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New Video Case Study - Army Civilian Corps: Serving as an Army Professional

Ms. Ellen Helmerson serves in the Senior Executive Service as the Deputy Chief of Staff for G1/4, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Fort Eustis, Virginia. She began her career as a summer hire clerk typist over 32 years ago. She is sharing her thoughts on the importance of Army Civilians in the Army Profession.

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Cadets Learn about the Army Profession

MG David Puster discussed the Army Profession and the Army Ethic during an open forum with ROTC Cadets attending the Leader Development and Assessment Course (LDAC) at Fort Knox, KY. MG Puster discussed his history in the Army including all the lessons he has learned throughout his career.

"One of the things we are emphasizing in the Army right now is the three Cs: Character, Commitment, and Competency. Simply put, Character is the idea of doing the right thing, Commitment is doing your Duty, and Competency is being the best at all you do. This concept will help you develop yourself as a leader," MG Puster said.

Read the full article on DVIDS: Maj. Gen. Puster visits Cadet Summer Training Emphasizing the Army Profession and leadership development

Resilience, Engaged Leadership, and the 3C's

SMA Raymond Chandler visited Fort Drum recently "to help shed some light on the future of the U.S. Army." With an expected drawdown to 450,000 Soldiers by the end of fiscal year 2017 SMA Chandler emphasized the importance of having a ready and resilient force. SMA Chandler believes that the key to resiliency is engaged leaders.

"There's a lot of things that engaged leadership means, but to me it means being present in your Soldiers' lives, whether they live in the barracks or off post," SMA Chandler said. "That takes a level of commitment, character and competence," SMA Chandler continued.

Read the full article by CPT Peter Smedberg: SMA: Engaged leadership key to resilient force

Using History to Prepare for Today's Challenges

Jonathan Koester of NCO Journal recently wrote an article about 2nd Infantry division titled "2nd Infantry Division NCOs use history's lessons to prepare for today's challenges". In the article Mr. Koester discusses the rich history of the 2nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army.

Originally formed on October 26, 1917 in Bourmont, France the 2nd Infantry Division are the only U.S. Army division formed overseas. The 2nd infantry division has served in four different wars (and are still serving today in Korea) and has 38 Soldiers who received the Medal of Honor for their actions in battle. Koester writes, "Those 38 heroic tales are told at the 2nd Infantry Division Museum at Camp Red Cloud, and those stories help inspire NCOs in their missions today."

Read more about the history of the 2nd infantry division: 2nd Infantry Division NCOs use history's lessons to prepare for today's challenges

Inaugural Army Profession Symposium

Inaugural Army Profession Symposium

The Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) hosted the inaugural Army Profession Symposium at West Point, New York, July 30-31, 2014. The symposium's purpose was to develop a shared vision, reinforce guidance, and generate dialogue on "Living the Army Ethic." Attendees reviewed the Army Ethic White Paper; explored future ethical challenges to the Army Profession; and discussed the concept and strategy for Character Development.

The event was sponsored by the Commanding General (CG), U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Invitees included senior Army leaders from all components.

The CSA's intent in establishing this symposium was to generate shared understanding of the central role of the Army Ethic in explaining, inspiring, and motivating why and how we serve. As the Army moves further into the 21st century, the Army is in a period of strategic transition which presents tremendous opportunities for the profession. The Army should be the nation's leading institution for human capital and ethical development. To be that leader, the Army must intensify its understanding of what it means for the Army to be a Profession.

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