Posted on Jan 23, 2014
CH (CPT) Heather Davis
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<p>When I was an E-5 in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, I realized that I needed the following to enhance my growth. The knowledge of the leaders who left were irreplaceable. Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III said the drawdown will impact all ranks of Soldiers from throughout the Army.</p><p><br></p><p>1. How to address concerns and put it in a plan of action.</p><p><br></p><p>2. The understanding of protocol and customs.</p><p><br></p><p>3. The ability to communicate using a talking paper.</p>
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for them to retire so we can move up ;+)
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CH (CPT) Heather Davis
CH (CPT) Heather Davis
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SSG Broadbent:


Too much is given much is required. My question to you respectfully are you prepared to take the next position.


If so how were you prepared?


If not what do you need?

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SSG V. Michelle Woods
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LOL SSG Broadbent! 
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You are right, too much is given. But i can guarantee I am not one of those who are sitting there with a sore butt from waiting for it to be given to them
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Ma'am, this is an EXCELLENT question. I started answering it, but my response may have been perceived as criticism, so I didn't post it.

Instead, I'll just say that what we need is to be asked this question by our 1st line supervisors so we can tell them candidly what is and isn't helping us grow in our current assignment.
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CH (CPT) Heather Davis
CH (CPT) Heather Davis
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SPC Thundercloud:



I applaud you for caution which is a sign of growth.


When I was an SPC, I needed to learn how to answer without offending.

When I became a WO1, I had to learn how to communicate in a Bottom Line Up Front manner due to time constraints.

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CH (CPT) Heather Davis
CH (CPT) Heather Davis
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SPC Thundercloud,


I always ask my leaders for a plan of action, and to provide me with examples on how to progress. I would ask for a strength and a weakness, and I would respectfully ask for assignments to provide me with the experience to succeed.

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Ma'am, this is great feedback.  Your comments are always sensible and thought-provoking.  Thank you.
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CH (CPT) Heather Davis
CH (CPT) Heather Davis
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SPC Thundercloud:


To promote change you have to constantly assess yourself, promote your strengths work on your weaknesses. Talk  with your peers and have them provide you with honest feedback.


Surround yourself with communicators, and take classes if needed on how
to effectively communicate without offending.

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I made sure I included up & coming soldiers in the mission decision making & planning.  I told them I valued their insight & for lighter missions in Iraq, I even tasked them with running a mission or two.  I was getting close to retirement & made sure that my guys got the awards, not sucking them all for myself.  I made sure that my guys got credit that made me successful in the mission accomplishment it wasn't just me.  Most of my guys since our time in Iraq have gone quite far due to the encourage I believe they benefited from.  I still encourage them even long after I retired.
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CH (CPT) Heather Davis
CH (CPT) Heather Davis
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SSG Watkins:


That is very admirable of you, and at this stage of the game that is what I do I ensure that I set up the next generation for success.


I was fortunate  in my career to have Leaders that prepared and encouraged. When I was a SSG I was frustrated and my CSM encouraged me to go Warrant.


True leaders build the next generation and leave a legacy.

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