One View of Officership
15 Pages Posted: 18 Feb 2016 Last revised: 20 Feb 2016
Date Written: January 1, 2000
Written in 2000, utilized in 2002 by the West Point Leadership Center, published in 2003 by Platoonleader.mil
Serving our nation and the soldiers that we lead is both an honor and an awesome responsibility. These words although true seem cliché. When one considers the ramifications of the “awesome responsibility” bit from above thoughts invariably turn to the question of what is right and how ought things be.
Organizations large and small develop cultures. Organizational culture develops from the collective experience and historical memory of an organization. Organizations change either because those within the group cause change or because the group succumbs to external pressures. The Army is no different. We each must ask ourselves what is our particular role in the organization; what will we change; will we make the organization better or will we simply adapt to norms and pass our time with the mundane?
Keywords: officership, military
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