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STAND-TO! – Army Civilian Profession Training

The Army Civilian Corps is a major component of the Army Profession and plays an integral role in accomplishing the Army's statutory missions. Individual readiness of both Soldiers and Army Civilians is the foundation of Army readiness.

The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) has added a training support package for the Army Civilian Corps to its collection of training products. These training produts support America's Army - Our Profession, a professional development program that strengthens the Army Profession.

Read the full STAND-TO! Army Civilian Profession Training

View/Download the Army Civilian Training Support Package

SMA Dailey's Book Club

Have you heard about Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey's book club? Dailey said he wanted to "...start a new initiative that's fun, while also helping our squad leaders guide discussions on topics that relate to our profession."

The club's first book is Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game," a science-fiction novel that focuses on futuristic military space conflict; that discussion runs from July through October.

Next up, beginning in November, will be Simon Sinek's "Leaders Eat Last," followed by Sinek's "Start with Why."

You can find more information about the SMA's book club and the reading list, plus the discussion guide for "Ender's Game" on the CAPE website: SMA Dailey's Book Club

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The Future of the U.S. Army as a Profession

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Will Army 2025 be a Military Profession? That's the title of an article that Dr. Don M. Snider wrote for the Winter 2015-16 issue of The U.S. Army War College Quarterly Parameters. According to Snider, "there are no guarantees that Army 2025, now being developed by its current Stewards, will be an effective participant in the military profession."

Read the full article here: Will Army 2025 be a Military Profession?

Bystander Intervention

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The Army Ethic states, "We lead by example and demonstrate courage by doing what is right despite risk, uncertainty, and fear." Now the new "Bystander Intervention Program" is bringing that principle to the forefront of everyday life by empowering Army professionals to step up.

Read the full article: 'Grass roots' bystander intervention

2016 Junior Leader Army Profession Symposium

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Approximately 100 junior Army leaders, both military and civilian, met at the 2016 Junior Leader Army Profession Symposium at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, in April. The purpose of the symposium was to generate dialogue among the junior leaders and discuss ways to help refine the emerging concept for Character Development in the Army.

The Army is in a period of strategic transition that presents tremendous opportunities for advancing a Character Development concept relevant for Soldiers and Army Civilians. The ideas and feedback generated by the junior leaders at the symposium will help further inform the refinement of the concept, taking into account their point of view. At the end of the symposium, the group's recommendations were briefed to select senior Army leaders.

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