Posted on Dec 26, 2018
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If you wouldn’t mind sharing, I’d love to get to hear everyone’s perspective on this in order to gain insight on how to become a better “leader” myself.
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SPC S4 Logistics Clerk
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Actually I know it’s lame and not wha your looking for but my DS. He’s bad ass. But I’ve been 6 months in , and my platoon leader is dope. He’s hard. Smoked me for over an hour arriving in the unit but he’s “ motivational “. Deploying soon and under his direction I feel I made the right decision. Infantry!!!
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SGT David Dinsmore
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I'll tell you what my Dad told me the day I left for Basic.
Keep your eyes and ears open and your mouth shut, you still have a lot to learn..... you don't even know half of what your NCO's know, but you will.
but you have to be open to it, don't assume training is over just because, you graduated from Basic and AIT. It is never really over, there will always be something else to learn.
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SPC Military Police (Mp) Traffic Collision Investigator
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One of my most influentially leader I've had is my current CSM. I've never met a CSM in my career until my current duty assignment who have been involved with the troops as much as my CSM. I can honestly say she truly cares for and take care of her troops. She will literally talk to the lower enlist one on one and ask what we need done as far as training, equipment, or anything work related and she makes things happen. She's also not opposed to mentoring individual troops either.

If the NCO creed was an actual person it will most definitely be her. She is for the troops 100%.
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1SG Jason Rose
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I have always read biographies of 1sg/CSMs during change of responsibilities to see what they have done over their careers. Many have set the example for us to follow. Be yourself when it comes to leadership. Learn how to discipline when needed and lend an ear as well when the situation calls for it. No one leadership style fits all situations. It will be up to you and the experience you gain to understand when to apply it. Lots of leadership books, regulations and inspiration out there. I enjoy reading pro athletes stories about how they got to be where they are at in their careers. Best of luck to you!
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