Task and Purpose, People

Okay, I recognize that leadership is not an inherited trait. Some people are better at it than others. But some people have no business being leaders. They should really get out of the army and go home because they do a disservice to soldiers in the Army. They should also realize that they need to stay in their functional areas of expertise and not tell other people’s soldiers what to do.

And on the flip side of that, I am NOT a noncommissioned officer any more. I am a lieutenant and that means when a captain, regardless of how experienced, tells me to do something, I have to do it. Even when I KNOW I have a different mission. But that’s okay. That’s how the Army works and it works that way for a reason. Lieutenants do what captains tell them. Let’s just leave it at that, for now. I’m going to finish my book.

Later
Jess

1 comment for “Task and Purpose, People

  1. CSM Bill
    December 11, 2008 at 5:04 am

    And that's why officers shouldn't be left alone without a good senior NCO to make sure they don't screw things up too badly.

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