Posted on Jan 26, 2021
SPC Soldier
1.62K
34
10
5
5
0
Choosing team leaders?

This is more so a bitch/gripe. In my platoon, my leadership chose a new team leader to take over for a sgt who is leaving soon. The SPC they chose to take over has been put in a team leader position 2x before and was removed due to severe fuck ups. This individual also does nothing to promote the platoon towards being better than before, let alone does any work in general. I was just hoping for some clarification on why my leadership keeps choosing him to be in that position. He’s lost his promotable status and there are plenty of SPC that can take the team leader role. Like I said this is more of a bitch/gripe.
Avatar_feed
Responses: 9
SSG Robert Perrotto
9
9
0
Edited 1 mo ago
it is a bitch/gripe. Are there any Specialist Promotable in the platoon that were skipped over for this specialist? if not, then he is the senior Specialist in the platoon, and regardless of how you feel about him, he gets the position by virtue of seniority. If he is your team leader, do what you can to support him, not do his job, but support him in his effort to do the job. Better yourself, and when you disagree with him, do not do it in front of the other soldiers, and have a solid solution for the problem. Work towards developing your leadership skills, knowledge, and expertise. and above all, be a team player, there is no room for personal vendettas, or undermining your leader. It will get noticed by other leaders real fast, and bring unwanted scrutiny upon you and the team.

This will not be the last time you work for a leader that you think is not competent enough to do the job, but that is not for you to decide, nor is it grounds to not perform to the best of your abilities, and work to the overall success of the team, squad, and platoon's mission. If they are that incompetent, then leadership will take appropriate action.
(9)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small
CSM Chuck Stafford
8
8
0
You're right. You are whining. Can't change others easily, but you can make yourself into a good Soldier/Leader that the chain of command can't ignore. Work yourself into a position that will allow you to be the change you seek -- Good Luck
(8)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small
MAJ Armored Combat Command Commander
3
3
0
Sometimes there is a good ole boy network going on.
(3)
Comment
(0)
Avatar_small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close