Army Leadership:Applicable in a Civilian Setting? LTC Evelyn Brady 23 MARCH 2012
Outline • Commissioned Officers • Non commissioned Officers • Army Values – how they relate to leadership • Chain of Command • Mission Statement – Commander’s Intent • Responsibilities of leaders • Team Building
Commissioned Officers A soldier may become a commissioned officer in one of three ways: • Direct Commission • ROTC • Officer Candidate School Commissioned officer ranks are, from lowest to highest, 2LT, 1LT, CPT, MAJ, LTC, COL, then General Officer.
Non Commissioned Officers • Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) are the backbone of the Army. These are enlisted soldiers who by action and schooling, have attained a rank of SGT (E5) or above. Leadership courses must be passed with each promotion. The NCO ranks include SGT, SSGT, SFC, MSG, 1SG, and CSM.
Army Values • Loyalty • Duty • Respect • Selfless Service • Honor • Integrity • Personal Courage
Chain of Command • Everybody has a boss! • Use your organizational chart appropriately, don’t jump your chain! • Know your options for taking issues above your immediate supervisor.
Mission Statement • Do you know your department’s mission statement? • If not, do you know where to find it? • What is the mission statement for Riverside Community College District? • Do these mission statements reflect “Commander’s Intent?”
Leadership Traits • Trust • Vision • Integrity • Proactiveness • Communication Skills • Motivator
Follower Traits • Display respect • Be proactive • Work toward organizational goals with the leader • Make decisions based on values • Promote team work • Recognize leader’s authority
Team Building • Army begins team building in basic training. New soldiers live, work, and train together 24/7. Soldiers are assigned to a platoon, essentially a small work group. • Faculty at RCCD may serve on small work groups or committees. Utilize the strengths of each individual member, coordinate to accomplish the mission.