Submitted By packers6947
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
AFVB-XB-F 26 March 2012
MEMORANDUM FOR SGT SMITH
SUBJECT: Motor SGT Initial Counseling/ Philosophy
1. The purpose of this counseling is to provide you with the information about my philosophy on leadership, standards and expectations. I have tremendous expectations of you as a Motor sergeant in this company. I am confident that you will not have any difficulty implementing and accomplishing what is expected as long as we work together as a team. Always remember, there is no “I” in “TEAM”! As a leader, I owe you the opportunity to perform to the best of your abilities. By the same token, I will not do your job for you. Always do what is right not what is easy and when no one is looking.
2. I am proud and honored to be your Motor Sergeant. My goal is to ensure this Team is the best MST in the Army (and I mean it)! Your job as a Squad Leader is tough and demanding. I understand this because I once was where you are today.
3. LEADERSHIP: Effective leadership can sometimes appear strange because there are no set rules or formula to guide you. Every soldier’s (regardless of rank) personality is different. Therefore, I place the utmost trust and confidence (until proven lost) in the abilities of my leaders and charge them to effectively lead, develop and take care of soldiers entrusted to them. I will delegate and give as much responsibility as any soldier can handle and is willing to accept. I manage by observing; asking questions, open communication, ensuring that the mission is understood, properly supervised (if necessary) and resources are available to accomplish any given or implied task. Most importantly, I will ask foe your opinion on any given issue and I will always support the resolution that is in the best interest of the successful accomplishment of the mission and...