I am just awestruck by the way our men and women conduct themselves around the world. Whether they're 19 years old or 59 years old, when they're in the field, doing what they do, they do such a terrific job, and they bring all of America's values with them as they do it. (Transcript)
Gen. Richard Myers
Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
The Army defines leadership as:
Influencing people--by providing purpose, direction and motivation--while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization.
Army leadership is also expressed through the phrase:
BE - KNOW - DO.
Army leadership begins with character, the values and attributes that shape what the leader must BE. They adopt and internalize the Army Values and develop the requisite mental, physical, and emotional attributes of a warrior.
Interpersonal, conceptual, technical, and tactical skills constitute what a leader must KNOW. Army leadership demands competence in a diverse range of human activities that expand in complexity in positions of greater responsibility.
Leadership demands action--the self-discipline to DO what feels or is know to be right. Army leaders must act in both immediate conditions and over the long term. Army leaders exercise influencing actions to motivate and mentor subordinates. They perform improving actions to continually develop and increase the proficiency of their units, their Soldiers and themselves.
Today's security environment demands more from Army leaders than ever before. Army leaders must not only be able to lead Soldiers but also influence people. But ultimately, the Army demands self-aware and adaptive leaders who can compel enemies to surrender in war and master the circumstances facing them in peace.
Source: FM-1, Chapter 1, Section 5
Asymmetric Warfare Group
The Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG), located at Fort Meade, Maryland, is actively seeking Army officers to serve in this dynamic new unit. The AWG is the Army's newest Rapid Deployable Unit (RDU) conducting continuous and simultaneous operations worldwide. The AWG will become the lead organization in providing global perspective and expertise in full spectrum training, planning for, and execution of countermeasures to asymmetric warfare. To request an application, determine your eligibility, or volunteer for assessment, contact the AWG recruiting team at 1-877-842-8533 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.