Profession of Arms 2012
Shaping of the Army after 10 Years of Conflict
SSG Hinch Leo C.
Small Group Leader: SFC Wilson Senior Leader Course 91X-12-034
01 June 2012
The changes that the Army has underwent over the past ten years on a Soldiers point of view while serving within the organization. It assess the impacts of a decade of persistent conflict on the all-volunteer Army rationalization and shape for which changes were made and possible further ones to be made. The physical and professional appearances have interacted, as well as the manner in which the Army operates and fights a war. In the content of this paper it will cover the definition of Profession of Arms, Professional Soldier, and what is expected from all Soldiers’ now days. Regardless of what transformation it has conducted, members still fight for the same historic cause, to defend the constitution and the rights of the people within our country against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
Our profession as Soldiers has severely changed over the past 235 years, even more so over the last ten years. We can credit the change to both the current shift in culture within our younger generation as well as our nation’s ongoing vigilance and multiple combat operations. “The Army, as an American Profession of Arms, has begun a new era of training and strategic planning to meet changes in the world. A decade of repetitive deployments has left the Army, in the words of General Casey, “stressed and stretched.” (TRADOC, 2010) There is one thing has not and will never change. That is the fundamental purpose for serving within our military. “The Army is entrusted to defend the Constitution and the rights and interests of the American people.” (TRADOC, 2010) A volunteer Army embodies the spirit of people serving their country for a greater cause than that of its own. In our nation’s current generation has taken...
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