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Lesson Plan 158 -SCP 0002 The Army Profession Company Commander / First Sergeant Course
Trust Matters in Three Ways
Terminal Learning Objective (TLO) Action: Analyze the Army Profession in relation to company command. Conditions: As an incoming company commander or first sergeant attending the pre-command course; given classroom instruction, peer-to-peer discussion, instructor feedback, reflection time, and references such ADP 622 and ADP 6 -0; and the requirement to perform the responsibilities associated with the Army Profession. Standards: • Define the Army Profession in a clear and concise manner. • Identify the five characteristics of the Army Profession. • Identify the three roles of Army professionals. • Identify the seven principles of mission command. • Correlate how the Army Profession and mission command affect organizational leader responsibilities. • Answer all discussion questions related to a case study. Learning Domain: Cognitive Level of Learning: Analyzing
The Army Profession is a trusted vocation of Soldiers and Army Civilians whose collective expertise is the ethical design, generation, support, and application of landpower; serving under civilian authority; and entrusted to defend the Constitution and the rights and interests of the American people. The Army Profession consists of two communities of practice: The Profession of Arms: Soldiers of the Regular Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve. And The Army Civilian Corps: Army Civilians serving the Department of the Army ADP 6 -22 Chapter 1
Characteristics of the Army Profession
The Army Ethic is the set of enduring moral principles, values, beliefs, and laws that guide the Army Profession and create the culture of trust essential to Army professionals in the conduct of missions, performance of duty, and all aspects of life (ADP 6 -22 para 1 -44). What is it? • The Army Ethic is the heart of the Army – our professional ethic. • It explains our roles as honorable servants, Army experts, and stewards of the profession. • It is expressed in the moral principles, Army Values, oaths, creeds, laws, and regulations embedded within the Army culture of trust Why is it important? • Provides the moral and legal basis for why our Army exists • Inspires our shared identity as trusted Army professionals • Motivates our conduct and guides our decisions and actions • Binds us together in common moral purpose to support and defend the Constitution and the American people 6
Roles of Army Professionals Army professionals perform these three roles: • Honorable Servants of the Nation - We are professionals of character. • Army Experts - We are competent professionals. • Stewards of the Army Profession - We are committed professionals, accountable to each other, the profession, and the American people.
Command Control (C 2) and Mission Command and control is the exercise of authority and direction by a properly designated commander over assigned and attached forces in the accomplishment of the mission. Reference: ADP 6 -0 Chapter 1 Mission command is the Army’s approach to command control that empowers subordinate decision making and decentralized execution appropriate to the situation.
Principles of Mission Command • Competence • Mutual trust • Shared understanding • Commander’s intent • Mission orders • Disciplined initiative • Risk acceptance
Competence and Mission Command • An organization’s ability to operate using mission command relates directly to the competence of its Soldiers. • Commanders and subordinates achieve the level of competence to perform assigned tasks to standard through: • • Training Education Assignment experience Professional development
Mutual Trust and Mission Command • Mutual trust is shared confidence between commanders, subordinates, and partners that they can be relied on and are competent in performing their assigned tasks. • There are few shortcuts to gaining the trust of others. • Trust is given by leaders and subordinates and built over time based on common shared experiences.
Practical Exercise Part 1
Practical Exercise Part 2
Reflection / Summary • What is your main takeaway from the lesson? • Why is this lesson important to you as a Company Commander or First Sergeant? • How will this information benefit you in the future?
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