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The Importance of the three C's

SMA Chandler speaks to Soldiers

Last week SMA Raymond Chandler met with Soldiers, families, and senior leaders to discuss the Army Profession, Army values, and other Soldier issues.

During a town hall meeting with more than 600 Soldiers in attendance SMA Chandler reiterated the importance of all three 3 C's saying, "Being an Army Professional is more than just doing your job well. You can't be a professional if you are not willing to also be a person of character and commitment. Competence is important, but it is only as important as character and commitment."

Read more about SMA Chandlers visit: SMA visits Germany, discusses Army profession, Soldier issues

Are we really ever off duty?

Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently wrote an article titled "Are we really ever off duty?" Sgt Maj. Battaglia believes that it is important to ask the question and have discussions about this topic at all levels.

Sgt. Maj. Battaglia says, "My hope ... is that by the end of this article, the meaning of the question and resulting answer shall provide a better understanding of why it is, individually and organizationally, advantageous for us all to live by such a standard of ethical, moral and professional behavior."

Read the full article Are we really ever off duty?

Dignity or Disdain: How We Think About, Act Towards, and Develop New Soldiers

COL Bryan Hernandez, CDR 165th INF BDE, a Basic Training Brigade Commander recently wrote an article titled Dignity or Disdain: How We Think About, Act Towards, and Develop New Soldiers. In the article he describes a situation that unfolded in a mess hall:

A little while ago, I was sitting in a mess hall watching a new group of Soldiers in training and the events that unfolded as I sat there caused me to ponder if we are setting the correct conditions for new Soldiers to learn and develop due to the way we perceive them and the manner in which we act towards them in training.

Read the full article: Dignity or Disdain: How We Think About, Act Towards, and Develop New Soldiers

Trust is the Bedrock of our Profession

Last week more than 1,000 military officers graduated from the Command and General Staff College. John Richmeier wrote an article covering LTG Robert B. Brown's remarks during the graduation ceremony. LTG Robert B. Brown, commanding general of Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, discussed how no other profession relies on trust as much as the military and described "trust as the bedrock of [our] profession".

"You've got to be a leader of character and that requires trust," Brown said.

Read the full article CGSC honors more than 1,000 graduates

Soldiers Celebrate the 239th Army Birthday

COL Mike Tarsa, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, spoke to Soldiers during an Army birthday celebration June 12 about the theme for the 239th Army birthday saying, "This year's theme for the Army's Birthday is 'America's Army: Our Profession.' ... Three things define leaders across the Army. You have to be a person of character, you have to be competent, and you have to be committed".

COL Tarsa continued discussing the Army Profession and the Army Values finishing off by exclaiming, "Happy birthday to the Army. HOOAH!"

Read the full article by SGT Eric Glassey: Let them eat cake: Troops celebrate Army birthday

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