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How Did William H. Mcraven's Impact On The Military

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Running head: ADM (RET) WILLIAM H. MCRAVEN 1

ADM (Ret) William H. McRaven
Staff Sergeant Jonathan Martensen
USAICoE Noncommissioned Officer Academy
Senior Leaders Course 17-020 5th Platoon

ADM (Ret) William H. McRaven The purpose of this paper is to analyze how United States Navy Admiral (Retired) William H. McRaven positively affected the United States military. He had such a profound impact on the military, not because of his accomplishments, but because of his leadership and mentorship. This paper will discuss how Admiral (Retired) McRaven demonstrated each of the Army leader attributes and competencies and the subsequent impact that he had on the military. I will describe how Admiral (Retired) McRaven contributed to my personal growth and development, leading to my personal leadership philosophy. I will conclude with the legacy that I personally hope to leave on the Army. …show more content…
McRaven?s last assignment was the 9th commander of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), retiring after more than 37 years of service (USN, 2015). Throughout his career he served at every level within the Special Operations community, and continues to lead as the systems chancellor of his Alma Mater, University of Texas Austin.
Leader Attributes The Army defines leadership as, ?the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization? (HQDA, 2012). The Army leadership model centers on what a leader is: their attributes, and what a leader does: their competencies. Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 6-22 (2012) states the leader attributes are character, presence, and intellect (HQDA, 2012).

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