There is nothing like the feeling of leading soldiers.
Leading is not abusing power but an opportunity to show others by personal example how to do the right thing and motivating them to accomplish that impossible task.
As a leader you can earn the respect of your soldiers and form a bond like no other anywhere. To be an effective leader you must know what you are doing and how to communicate that knowledge so it is understood.
As a good leader you must foster pride and cohesive teamwork in your unit; you directly influence the lives of every soldier in your care every day. You make the difference in whether a soldier is part of a team and is proud of what he/she is doing even though it is not easy.
There is nothing better than being around a great leader with charisma and a caring attitude that makes us all want to go conquer mountains. This leader looks, acts, and is the epitome of being a soldier and makes you want to improve yourself to that standard. This leader makes you want to give that extra bit of energy you have left to make the mission come off a little better.
This is leadership and you can be this leader.
Mission & PhilosophyI am an Army Cadet. Soon I will take an oath and become an Army Officer committed to defending the values which make this nation great. Honor is my touchstone. I understand mission first and people always.
I am the PAST - the spirit of those warriors who made the final sacrifice.
I am the PRESENT - the scholar and apprentice soldier enhancing my skills in the science of warfare and the art of leadership.
But above all, I am the FUTURE - the future WARRIOR LEADER of the United States Army. May God give me the compassion and judgment to lead and the gallantry in battle to win.
I will do my duty.