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Profession of Arms. Overview. Nature of the Profession Officership Commitment. Nature of the Profession. Profession : A vocation or occupation characterized by special knowledge and skills applied and dedicated to the improvement of society. Some basic requirements are:

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overview
Overview
  • Nature of the Profession
  • Officership
  • Commitment
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Nature of the Profession

  • Profession: A vocation or occupation characterized by special knowledge and skills applied and dedicated to the improvement of society.
  • Some basic requirements are:
    • Ethical Behavior
    • Preparation through training & education
    • Continued development
    • Dedication to public service above personal achievement
slide4

Nature of the Profession

  • Military Profession
    • Preserve the Peace
    • Support National Policy
    • Implement National Objectives
    • Overcoming any nation responsible for aggressive acts that imperil the peace and security of the United States.
  • Development of the Military Professional
    • Expertise, Responsibility, Corporateness
slide5

Nature of the Profession

  • Developing the military professional
    • Expertise
      • Technical Knowledge
      • Theoretical Knowledge
      • Broad Liberal Knowledge
slide6

Nature of the Profession

  • Developing the military professional
    • Responsibility to:
      • The US Constitution
      • Maintain high standards
      • Serve the American people
slide7

Nature of the Profession

  • Developing the military professional
    • Corporateness
      • Autonomous social unit
      • Education and training
      • Internal promotions and discipline
      • Promoting the growth of professional knowledge
officership
Officership
  • Country’s Expectations of Officers
    • Patriotism
    • Honor
    • Integrity
    • Loyalty to service above all else
    • Competence
    • Self-sacrifice
oath of office
Oath of Office

I, (state your full name), having been appointed a second lieutenant, in the United States Air Force, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter, so help me God.

why have officers and nco s taken an oath
Why have officers and NCO’s taken an oath

To secure their Commitment

to a cause

summary
Summary
  • Nature of the Profession
  • Officership
  • Commitment
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