My Strengths & Weaknesses

Topics: Military, Enlisted rank, Soldier Pages: 3 (1269 words) Published: March 11, 2006
My Strength and Weakness
Everyone is different in many ways. There are differences in gender, nationality, religious activities and there are differences in strengths and weaknesses. Those strengths and weaknesses are looked at in Corporate America and they assist the higher management in making decisions for the roles we play on each team. I will be discussing my strengths' and weaknesses. Over the years, I have learned how to react and respond in different ways and it all depends on what is happening in my surroundings. I owe a lot of this to my 11 years of military service. The military trains you in a way that once you are done with their training; you will walk, talk and act as a soldier is supposed to act. There are times when the soldier forgets his surroundings; causing the soldier to forget and stop acting the way they were trained. Two of my biggest strengths are discipline and leadership. This was started in my household where my parents were the disciplinarians of the home front. My parents taught me that it is important to be respectful and always use common courtesies and if a rule or guideline was set; I would need to follow it exactly as it was written so there will be no room for error. Once I joined the Army; discipline and leadership are key factors in the Army's success. For 12 weeks I was fed everything from Drill and Ceremony, hand to hand combat, how to fire an M16A2 rifle to how to trust your squad; which is a team in today's workforce. In the Army, you have a 10-12 soldier team which include a squad leader; who in business would be the manager, the assistant squad leader who would be the supervisor and then you would have your lower enlisted soldiers who would be the workforce. As you move up in rank; the Army sends you to numerous leadership schools to assist you with your career progression and how to handle different situations. Many companies ask if you have served in the Armed Forces for this reason. Trust is another major...
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