Thursday, July 2, 2009

Army Values and More

Just so everyone understands this post. I am a soldier in the army and have been for almost 7 years. Currently, I am a Staff Sergeant or SSG on Active Duty until January 27th at Ft. Meade Maryland.

As it stands I am the Asst. Platoon Sergeant and acting Platoon Sergeant for 117 soldiers, amount fluctuates every week. Anywho, I just wanted to create this blog in appreciation for the confidence my soldiers have in me.

After a combined couple hour talk with the company Commander and Cadre about some mis-communication that was sent out from the Chain of Command our platoon was going to get reprimanded for the mis-communication, but the PSG and myself took one for the team by taking the punishment so our soldiers could be relieved for the 4th of July weekend. Although, we were in the right and our Chain of Command was not. Now that being said some of our soldiers will be staying back to do the punishment with us by their choice.

Even when you know you are in the right and being scolded and your soldiers back you up to take the punishment with you tho you just fought for them to not have to is LEADERSHIP, LOYALTY, DUTY, HONOR and RESPECT in more ways than one! Thank you to those that support us!

Taking one for the team never felt so rewarding until I knew how much I was appreciated as a leader.

Now THAT is what taking care of eachother is all about.