A Warrant Officer And A Leader
Over the course of my ------year career I have been fortunate to work with a number of outstanding leaders both Officers and NCO’S alike. I learned many valuable lessons and was positively influenced
by all of them on many different levels. However, I found myself gravitating towards the Warrant Officers in the command. I was impressed by their leadership ability, technical expertise, and the overall wealth of knowledge they possessed. I think what impressed me the most was their ability to truly make a difference, whether it was writing standard operating procedures or serving as key advisors to the command, the Warrant Officer was always held in high regard by all. I constantly used their examples as a measuring stick for my own performance. Being a Warrant Officer will allow me to make a difference and continue the tradition of high standards of the Warrant Officers Corps.
The high standards for military officers has been set by those who have served before us. Society's views and expectations have been influenced by former Presidents, members of congress, and other pillars of the community who have served as military officers. Society not only expects but demands nothing less than admirable and professional behavior from it's leaders regardless of the situation. Being a military officer is one of the few professions where your performance is judged long after the work day has ended.
Military officers are viewed as the standard bearers not only for soldiers but civilians as well. Society has always been critical of not only officers but of soldiers in general. For example, if an officer is found to be lacking character and does something inappropriate his military affiliation will be brought to the forefront. This is why it is imperative that officers maintain the professionalism instilled by the Army Corps values. As officers society will always expect a high standard of behavior. LTG. Julius Becton said...