Why I want to be a Non-Commissioned Officer
I want to be a NCO because I want responsibility to lead Soldiers. I think I will be a good NCO. I was put in a NCO slot before in my last unit. I had respect from other soldiers in my squad when I was put in charge. I believe have the qualities to motivate other Soldiers. However, I know I need to take initiative better before I become a NCO. Taking initiative is a great trait to have when I am a NCO. It will show my Soldiers and my peers that I am willing to step up and take charge if others will not. I will stand out in a positive way above my peers, becoming noticed by my superiors as having the qualities of a great leader and NCO. I want to be a NCO that will always set new standards. While the Army has minimum standards for which tasks should be accomplished, I want to be that NCO that always tries to excel beyond the minimum. I want my Soldiers to speak highly of me and I will push my Soldiers to the best above the rest. I want to be the NCO that others will look at and say, “That’s how I want to be when I become a NCO.” Once I become a sergeant, I should never allow myself to slow down and relax. Instead, always try to achieve the next rank and the next position. Never get too comfortable where I’m at, I might not ever want to leave it. I realize a NCO should always strive to better themselves professionally. I learned from my superiors that when the time is right I can take over for them. Likewise, training those below me for the same, they can be ready to fill that empty slot. Do not talk about wanting to be the best, go out and become it. I would have the opportunity to have a positive influence on Soldiers and continue to set the example that has been laid out before me by my leaders. I would be honored to have considered myself to be part of that time honored corps. Avoidance of toxic leadership begins by setting the example of being a leader. I want to take the next step in my military career by growing...
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