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Establish a Positive Command Climate. MQS II Training Support Package. Purpose. Developed a plan which results in a majority of the soldiers in the unit stating that the overall command climate is positive. References. FM 22-100 Army Leadership DA PAM 600-69 Command Climate

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Establish a positive command climate

Establish a Positive Command Climate


Training Support Package



Developed a plan which results in a majority

of the soldiers in the unit stating that the

overall command climate is positive.



  • FM 22-100 Army Leadership

  • DA PAM 600-69 Command Climate

    Survey Handbook

  • AR 600-20 Army Command Policy



  • Define command climate

  • Assess the command climate to determine the health of your unit

  • Apply the elements which contribute to a positive command climate

  • Develop a plan to establish or improve the command climate of a unit following the proper sequence of steps

State of morale

State of Morale

Leadership competencies

Leadership Competencies

  • Communications

  • Supervision

  • Teaching & Counseling

  • Soldier Team Development

  • Technical & Tactical Proficiency

  • Decision Making

  • Planning

  • Use of Available Systems

  • Professional Ethics

Command climate definition

Command Climate- - Definition - -

A perception among the members of a unit about how they will be treated by their leaders and what professional opportunities they see within the unit.



A moral or mental condition with respect to

courage, discipline, and confidence.

Climate areas

Officer leadership

Immediate leaders

Promotion policy

Quality of training

Job satisfaction

NCO leadership

Leader accessibility

Rewards & corrective actions

Tools, equipment, & supplies

Freedom from harrassment

Military courtesy & discipline

Climate Areas

Climate areas cont

Unit cohesiveness

Social activities



Human relations

Sports activities

Freedom from substance abuse

Soldiers’ attitude toward unit

Reenlistment potential

Commander’s use of the UCP

Climate Areas (Cont.)

Positive climate indicators

Positive Climate Indicators

  • Trust exists in the command

  • Teamwork, fair play, and information sharing

  • Open, candid communications

  • Soldier job satisfaction

  • Soldiers & families attend unit social/sports activities

  • Reenlistment rate are high

Establishing a positive command climate

Establishing a Positive Command Climate

  • Determine the “health” of your unit

  • Identify climate areas you want to influence

  • Establish clear goals & objectives for each area

  • Execute plan; command climate is created from the TOP down

Actions you can take

Actions You Can Take

  • Communicate a sense of vision or focus

  • Maintain battle focus in all training

  • Establish high, attainable, clearly understood standards

  • Encourage competition against standards rather than each other

  • Allow subordinates freedom to exercise initiative

  • Establish accountability at appropriate level

Actions to take cont 2

Actions to Take (Cont. 2)

  • Show confidence in subordinates

  • Encourage & reward prudent risk-taking

  • Achieve high performance through positive motivation and rewards

  • Underwrite honest mistakes

  • Share decision making with subordinates

  • Give clear missions with boundaries of autonomy

Actions to take cont 3

Actions to Take (Cont. 3)

  • Listen to subordinates and seek ideas

  • Demonstrate concern about the welfare of subordinates

  • Establish and model high ethical standards




  • Command climate = perception by unit members

  • Assessment can be done by formal or informal means

  • Trust + teamwork + candid communications = positive command climate



You, as the commander, are the key to a successful

command climate



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