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Building Trust between the Army and the American People recently published an article titled America losing touch with Army; about-face needed. The author writes about how the Army needs to "reacquaint Americans with their Army." During a Solarium event CSA Raymond Odierno said, "One of the problems the Army has is that it doesn't talk a lot about itself and what we've accomplished. We should be proud of who we are and what we've accomplished."

One of the topics the author mentions that would be excellent to discuss with the American people is the Army Profession. The professional certification criteria of character, competence, and commitment is something SMA Raymond Chandler is discussing often and is passionate about.

Read the full article: America losing touch with Army; about-face needed

SMA Raymond Chandler Discusses the Army Profession at 'The Last Frontier'

SMA Raymond Chandler visited 'The Last Frontier' 25-28 Aug 14 to thank Soldiers, Army Civilians, and Families of U.S. Army Alaska for their service and commitment and to also listen to their concerns. During a town hall meeting SMA Raymond Chandler discussed the Army Profession saying:

It's not just wearing the uniform that makes you a Soldier, It is the character demonstrated by your actions both on and off duty -- by living the Army Values and aspiring to live the Warrior Ethos. Leaders who embodied character, competence and commitment in all aspects of their lives understand what the Army Profession really means.

Read the full article: SMA talks professionalism, commitment at 'The Last Frontier'

CAPE Conducts Army Profession Seminars at Fort Leonard Wood

Recently CAPE visited the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Fort Leonard Wood to conduct five Army Profession Seminars. COL Denton Knapp, CAPE Director, led the interactive seminar sessions to help integrate Army Profession, Army Ethic, and Character Development concepts into leadership-development sessions.

"Our doctrine now is really forward thinking. If you haven't read the doctrine lately, you need to," COL Knapp said.

Read the full story: CAPE director discusses responsibility, Army Profession at Fort Leonard Wood

SMA Chandler Asks Future Sergeants Major to Decide What the Army of 2025 Will Look Like

SMA Raymond Chandler spoke to Class 65 of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy at Fort Bliss, Texas and challenged them to "look to the future and decide what kind of Army and NCO Corps they want to have".

"You will decide what the NCO corps will be," Chandler said. "If you look at the many challenges that we have today within our Army, or in the future, it will be an NCO at the end of the day who will get us that last 300 yards... Because the future of our Army is going to be in environments where non-commissioned officers using Mission Command will determine our success on the battlefield... It's a mark of your commitment to the Army Profession."

Read the full story by Mr. Jonathan Koester: SMA Chandler challenges USASMA students to think about future of Army, NCO Corps

An Evolving Military Profession

The U.S. Naval War College hosted its first Ethics Symposium as part of the convocation events 18 Aug 2014. Rear Adm. Margaret Klein, senior advisor to the secretary of defense for military professionalism, was the keynote speaker during the event. She addressed ethical challenges the military is facing in today's constantly changing society. During her speech Read Adm. Klein talked about what it takes to be a great leader discussing concepts of trust, competence, character, and integrity.

"An evolving profession is one that survives and thrives, by seeing change as an opportunity to broaden your thinking and your experience," Klein said to the students.

Read the full story here: NWC Symposium Examines Career Opportunities, Costs of Ethical Conduct

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