Junior Leader Army Profession Symposium

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

What is it?

The Junior Leader Army Profession Symposium's purpose is to generate dialogue with approximately 100 junior Army leaders and discuss ways to help refine the emerging concept for Character Development in the Army and deliver an outbrief with recommendations to select senior Army leaders. This effort falls under the fiscal year 2015-2016 America's Army Our Profession theme, Living the Army Ethic, Why and How We Serve, and is supported by the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) at Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC).

What is the Army doing?

In 2010, the Secretary of the Army and the CSA directed the commanding general of TRADOC to conduct a critical review to assess how the years of war affected members of the Army Profession. The findings led to several initiatives which include:

The commanding general of I Corps will host the Junior Leader Army Profession Symposium for junior Army leaders (E5-E6; WO1-CW3, O1-O3, and GS 7-9) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, April 13-14, 2016.

What continued efforts have been planned for the future?

The Army will continue to increase understanding of all aspects of the Army Profession, including an awareness and inculcation of the Army Ethic and the successful accomplishment of Character Development for all cohorts through ongoing training and education initiatives with supporting products, and sustained discussion of the topic at all levels.

Why is this important to the Army?

The intent for this symposium is to leverage ideas and feedback from junior Army leaders, both military and civilian, to further inform the refinement of the concept for Character Development in the Army. The Army is in a period of strategic transition that presents tremendous opportunities for the profession and must continue to deepen its understanding of what it means to be a profession and have a viable concept for accomplishing Character Development relevant for Soldiers and Army Civilians.


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Quote for the Day

Morale and readiness increases as junior leaders understand their task and purpose as a leader. We have to hold our junior leaders to a higher standard and empower them to be ready to conduct no-fail missions.

- Second Lt. Heather M. Vague, a transportation officer for A Company, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion

Saber Junction 16 empowers junior leaders


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