The Army Officer
An Army officer will most likely begin their career in a role such as platoon leader or some other role of important leadership. They are required to selflessly perform their duties and give the best effort and dedication towards every mission. They will lead soldiers in battle by constantly seeking to improve their knowledge and practice their profession. They will constantly sacrifice their own time to make things better for their soldiers. Their profession is to lead. Their commitment is to their mission and their soldiers.
How they Become Officers
They will seek and obtain continued education in a variety of fields in college. One they obtain their degree, they will attend additional military training and education. They’re commissioned by the president and Congress. Once this takes place, they’re assigned a unit and duty station.
The Army officer will perform their duties with fairness, patience, and restraint, respecting the dignity and human rights of others. They will also devote themselves to the welfare of the soldiers under their command. They will constantly seek to improve themselves to earn the respect and trust of the soldiers they lead. They show physical and moral courage and lead by example. Their loyalty is to their country, their mission, and their soldiers. The Army officer is not just a liaison between the enlisted and the officers, but is a leader in battle and in life. The Army officer is like no other in any branch. They will lead young adults or even teenagers into battle. As the Army officer moves ahead in rank, there becomes a greater responsibility to accept as they will become executive officers or company commanders and lead many at once. Their commitment will always be to their mission and their soldiers. They will always strive to help their soldiers succeed. They accept responsibility for failures within their ranks and will constantly seek to improve them.
I have had the opportunity to serve with many officers while in the military. I will say without prejudice that the Army officer is by far the best military officer there is. I have my reasons. I have watched and led officers in battle and in war. They have earned my respect through their discipline, dedication, loyalty, and commitment to the mission and their men. I would like to thank the officers who have led me, trained me, and passed on their experience and knowledge. You are and always will be the true leaders in battle and in life for all to follow. Thank you all for your sacrifice and the honor you have shown. You are officers and for that you have earned this. I salute you with respect and pride.