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Inspiring Elevated Behavior

Dov Seidman recently wrote an article titled Army's Basic Training Is No Longer Basic: Lessons for Business. In his piece he discusses how the new age of communication brought by all the technological innovation has really changed the way we all operate, including the Army.

Seidman mentions, "The US Army, like most forward thinking businesses, has recognized the limitations of blind obedience. The Army has been phenomenally innovative in this critical leadership area, and admirably open about their work, and I have been inspired to study how they are adapting."

Seidman witnessed firsthand the inspirational leadership present in the US Army's basic training course.

"I don't want fear and obedience; I want confidence and discipline. Discipline is not about being on time. Discipline is about doing the right thing at the right time", states LTC Glick.

Read the full article Army's Basic Training Is No Longer Basic: Lessons for Business

AAOP Honorable Service and Stewardship

Honorable Service and Stewardship

During the second half of the FY14 America's Army - Our Profession, "Stand Strong" Program, the focus is on the Army Profession's essential characteristics of Honorable Service and Stewardship of the Army Profession. Army Professionals - United in our Identity - "Stand Strong" to contribute Honorable Service in defense of the American people; and to provide ethical, effective, and efficient Stewardship of the Army Profession for Soldiers, Army Civilians, Army Families, and the resources entrusted to our care.

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Trust and Respect Essential to the Army Profession

SMA Trust and Respect Essential to the AP

SMA Raymond Chandler had a two day visit to the National Training Center. Trust and Respect were the major themes discussed during his gathering of Soldiers from various units.

"Our profession demands equal weight on character, commitment and competence, and if you're not willing to meet those needs, those performance measures, then you are not the professional that we need in the Army," Chandler said. "And I want you take this back to your fellow Soldiers, because if you're not a professional, if you're not competent, or committed, or a person of character, how are we going to establish trust amongst one another?"

Continue Reading: SMA Chandler to NTC Soldiers: Trust, respect essential to Army profession

Army Values: Constant and Timeless

"The Army Core Values - Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. These seven values are the foundation to be inculcated by all Soldiers upon entry to the U.S. Army.

It is the duty of all Soldiers to not only live these values, but demand the same standards from our fellow Soldiers and leaders."

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38th Chief of Staff of the Army Strategic Priorities – Waypoint 2

The 38th Chief of Staff of the Army's Vision:

"The All-Volunteer Army will remain the most highly trained and professional land force in the world. It is uniquely organized with the capability and capacity to provide expeditionary, decisive landpower to the Joint Force and ready to perform across the range of military operations to Prevent, Shape, and Win in support of Combatant Commanders to defend the Nation and its interests at home and abroad, both today and against emerging threats." -- Gen. Raymond T. Odierno

The Chief of Staff of the Army's major objectives for the future include:

  • Adaptive Army Leaders for a Complex World
  • A Globally Responsive and Regionally Engaged Army
  • A Ready and Modern Army
  • Soldiers Committed to Our Army Profession
  • The Premier All-Volunteer Army

Read the full U.S. Army News Service article: Waypoint #2: Follow up to CSA's Marching Orders

Current AAOP Theme

One Army, Indivisible

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