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Accession Number ADA570011
Title Enduring Attributes of the Profession: Trust, Discipline, Fitness.
Publication Date Sep 2011
Media Count 6p
Personal Author R. W. Cone
Abstract The past 10 years of conflict have had an enormous impact on our military. Personnel, equipment, families, and the institution as a whole have all been stressed and hastily adapted to support units as they deploy, return, rearm, reequip, retrain, and deploy again. Now is the time to recommit to our profession, take a hard look at the trends of individual and unit behaviors, our policies, doctrine, training, and supporting programs to ensure we can meet the challenges we will face as part of our post-war transition and preparation for an uncertain future. There are three critical and enduring attributes that underpin the profession and the professional. They are trust, discipline, and fitness. The Army as an institution earns its trust from the people, and as a profession, we must earn that trust daily. Discipline is embodied in our faithful adherence to the oath we have taken as members of the profession to protect and defend our Nation and its values. Our fitness prepares us mentally and physically to meet the demands of our profession. When you say it aloud, you think: 'that's a no brainer.' Yet as I review the initial results of the Profession of Arms Interim Report, I am not so sure. The Army has a cohort of young soldiers and future leaders who define those three traits through the prism of their experiences in combat operations, when they return from a deployment, and even when they are away from their duty.
Keywords Army
Army personnel
Army training
Interpersonal relations
Mental ability
Mental health
Military doctrine
Physical fitness
Public opinion

Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 92C - Social Concerns
92B - Psychology
57T - Psychiatry
57S - Physiology
74 - Military Sciences
Corporate Author Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, VA.
Document Type Journal article
Title Note Journal article.
NTIS Issue Number 1314
Contract Number N/A

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