Posted on Mar 23, 2018
MAJ Deputy Division Chief
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Fundamentally, I think this is a difficult question to answer. However, I'd love to hear from some current and retired GOs about some unique factors you believe contributed to you being selected.
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BG Doug Earhart
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I started as a 13B cannon crewman, went to OCS and ended an O7. You must have compassion for your fellow Soldier and an absolute love of the US Army. The rest are those traits you’ve already mentioned and many more, all combined with extremely hard work. The one thing is that not every Colonel can be a good general officer in the same way not every E8 can be a good CSM. The Army knows this and needs plenty of great COLs and Master Sergeants who will never make that next promotion. Bottom line is there is no set path but if that’s your goal, try to learn as much as you can by observing senior leaders. If you get the chance to be an aide d’camp or an XO for a GO, that’s a great exposure to that path. My advice set your sights on being the best at your current and have goal/plan of how you can accomplish the next two promotions.
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Thanks for the insights Sir.
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SPC Joshua Blotzer
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Great advice that I believe to be applicable to life in general, as well.
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MAJ (Join to see): I am decidedly Not a General Officer; however, I have learned from some.
Generals are kind, patient, have a sense of humor, and I am quite certain that Generals are compassionate.
I would definitively think that Generals would have to be compassionate.
One can learn from Privates on up; and, from Genrals on down. We are all professionals; in the military.
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MAJ (Join to see) excellent question. Standing by for dialogue.
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