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1. Humility - Be humble. Don't be full of yourself. No one in the Army cares where you went to school. They care what you bring to the table.
2. Give a shit - That is care, care.. really care. Soldiers know the difference between leaders who care and those that say they care. Walk the walk, don't just talk the talk.
3. Responsibility - Cadets and especially officers must understand that word, and what it means. ...That you can delegate authority by never responsibility. You may be the most inexperienced person in your platoon (you will be), company etc.. But you are still responsible 24/7 whether you are present or not...
4. Understand what "lead by example" means... It means - if you want to know what is expected, and what the standard is... just look at me. It means do as I do, not do as I say...
5. Be a sponge... That is never stop learning... ask Soldiers, NCOs, peers etc, and always learn as much as you can. Be an expert, but know your role.
6. Be a role model... on and off duty. Model a balanced lifestyle... families and friends matter.
7. Don't worry about your OER. If your do your job well, if you do your very best everyday, the rest will take of itself.
8. Live and Model Army Values... You are the standard bearer for Army Values... If you violate them, you will never recover and you don't belong in the Army as a leader.
9. Trust your NCOs... Listen to them, and learn from them. If you succeed, it will because of them... If you fail, it is likely because you did not listen... But, also never forget who is responsible... That is crystal clear when things go wrong...
10. Check, check, and check again. You can never check too much. Never assume, check!

http://usacac.army.mil/CAC2/MilitaryReview/Archives/English/MilitaryReview_20120229_art009.pdf
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CSM Charles Hayden
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COL Charles Williams Check, checked!
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COL Charles Williams
COL Charles Williams
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CSM Charles Hayden - I learned that saying from one of my CSMs as a BN CMDR. When he did NCO induction ceremonies he told the new Sergeants about SGT "checked on it" and SGT "told you so".... I was alway a checking... But, I learned real checking... deep checking.... from NCOs. When I was a company commander, I thought I was checking until 1SG Ragsdale checked....
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Well Sir, your link was a 30 minute rabbit hole away from my normal morning email reading, and well worth it. Thanks!
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CPL Joseph Elinger
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Here here.
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MSgt Mark Bucher
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That they have no clue as to how the military works. They need to find some good NCOs and follow their' lead. They also need to ask a ton of questions.
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LTC Jason Mackay
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LTC Jason Mackay
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Watch out for the sliding age requirements that impact prior service guys. Call an ROTC unit and schedule a sit down, even if you are just considering it. https://www.rallypoint.com/answers/how-old-is-too-old-for-rotc?urlhash=1002572
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