More On Leaders

Monday June 12, 2006

The Army is reviewing it's methods of developing, training, educating and assigning leaders, such that they may become "pentathletes," whose versatility and athleticism-- qualities that reflect the essence of our Army-- will enable them to learn and adapt in ambiguous situations in a constantly evolving environment.

Our leaders will personify the Warrior Ethos in all aspects from war fighting to statesmanship to enterprise management. They will be multi-skilled:
-Strategic and creative thinker
-Builder of leaders and teams
-Competent full spectrum warfighter or accomplished professional who supports the Soldier
-Effective in managing, leading , and changing large organizations
-Skilled in governance, statesmanship, and diplomacy
-Understands cultural context, and works effectively across it

We'll seek to develop leaders with these attributes:
-Sets the standard for integrity and character
-Confident and competent decision-maker in uncertain situations: prudent risk-taker, innovative, adaptive -Empathetic and always positive
-Professionally educated and dedicated to life-long learning
-Effective communicator

Read more about the 2006 Game Plan.

INFORMATION YOU CAN USE

231st Army Birthday - Wednesday June 14th

Be sure to check Army.mil as well as your local installations to see what events are planned to celebrate the Army Birthday. Events currently scheduled include baseball games, black-tie dinner and concerts. For the most up to date information, please check the Army Birthday website: https://www.army.mil/birthday

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • Army Meets Recruiting Goal Again (WP)
  • Armor on Iraq Humvees is Linked to Deadly Rollovers (EB | WP)
  • Analysis of Fort Belvoir Jobs Shift Paints Clearer Commuting Picture (WP)
  • Fort Bragg's Leader Lists Funding Challenges (FNC)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • U.S. General Sees Gradual Cut in Troops (WT)
  • Smoke of Iraq War 'Drifting Over Lebanon' (WP)
  • Coalition, Iraqi Forces Deal Blows to Terrorists (MNF)
  • U.S. General Rebuts Account on Zarqawi Beating (EB | NYT)

OF INTEREST

  • Work To Start on Pentagon 9/11 Memorial (EB | NYD)
  • N.M. National Guard Begins 10 days of Help Along Border (EB | AZN)
  • Three Guantanamo Bay Detainees Die of Apparent Suicide (AFIS)
  • VA Opposes Bill to Let Veterans Hire Lawyers (GOEX)

WORLD VIEW

  • Why is the U.S. Still in Iraq? (ALJ | Story)
  • Saudis Blame U.S. for Deaths (GN | Story)
  • Guantanamo Suicides a 'PR move' (BBC | Story)
  • U.S. Troops Force Iraqis Out of Ramadi (ALJ | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Counter-Recruitment Movement Flops (BS)
  • Troubling Reports from the Iraqi Army (BS)
  • Law and Order, on the Iraqi Border (BS)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"In the past three years, our troops have overthrown a cruel dictator, fought the terrorists and insurgents house to house, and trained Iraqi forces to defend their new democracy."
President George W. Bush

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