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The Profession


Resources for The Profession
  • Training Support Packages (TSP)
  • Training support package provides instructors with a standardized lesson plan for presenting resident instruction on Leadership and the Profession.
  • Ethical Decision Situations
  • twelve separate situations that were originally designed for the junior officer audience across all services. Each scene will promote facilitated discussions on several different topics such as, character, morals and trust.

  • Not in my Squad
  • Strengthen your team's commitment to live our shared identity as Trusted Army Professionals.

  • FY 19-20 AAOP
  • Prevailing in Large-Scale Combat Operations: Character, Trust, and Mission Command" supports the focus of the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) on readiness and lethality.

  • Stand Strong
  • Place Soldiers and Civilians into realistic and relevant scenarios where they can learn by making decisions and seeing the potential real-life consequences that play out in a movie format.

  • Ethical Module
  • Each Ethical Module contains a situation requiring a decision, The decision and actions of the main character are then presented in the situation conclusion. Facilitator questions are provided in a guide to aid instructors or leaders in enhancing discussions of the videos.

  • Army Profession Pamphlet
  • FY 19/20 Army Profession Pamphlet "PREVAILING IN LARGE-SCALE COMBAT OPERATIONS: CHARACTER, TRUST, AND MISSION COMMAND."
  • Leadership Lessons from LTG Bob Caslen
  • ALx video of LTG(R) Caslen discussing underwriting risk.

What is The Profession?

The Army Profession is a vocation of Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians whose collective expertise is the ethical design of, support to, and application of landpower; serving under civilian authority; and entrusted to defend the Constitution and the rights and interests of the American people.

Leadership


Resources for Leadership

What is Leadership?

Leadership is the activity of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization. Leadership as an element of combat power, coupled with information, unifies the warfighting functions. Leadership focuses and synchronizes organizations. Leaders inspire people to become energized and motivated to achieve desired outcomes. An Army leader is anyone who by virtue of assumed role or assigned responsibility inspires and influences people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.

Leader Development


Resources for Leader Development
  • Commander's Handbook For Unit Leader Development
  • DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP DURING UNIT TRAINING EXERCISES provides the tools and techniques needed to identify and feed back to leaders what their leadership looks like and how it impacts Soldier performance and mission accomplishment.
  • Leader Development Improvement Guide (LDIG)
  • provides Army leaders at all levels with ideas and activities for professional growth, development, and continuous learning that can be incorporated into an Individual Leadership Development Plan.

  • Army Handbook For Leader Transactions
  • provides leaders with a step-by-step process for assuming a new leadership role starting from the time the leader is notified of the new leadership position to first day actions and considerations for the first 90 days and beyond.
  • Counseling Tool
  • Army Counseling demonstrates various leader-to-subordinate counseling strategies that can be employed to successfully guide leaders at all levels.

  • Counseling Tool Videos
  • Army Counseling Video Series that demonstrates various leader-to-subordinate counseling strategies that can be employed to successfully guide leaders at all levels.
  • Product Alignment and Leading Collectively
  • a set of stories developed to facilitate critical thinking about the types of leadership practices that produce alignment and how the presence or absence of alignment affects mission success and goal achievement.
  • FM 6-22 Leader Development E2 Book
  • E-Book for FM 6-22 which provides Army leaders with information on effective leader development.
  • Leadership Situations
  • Leadership Situational Judgment Tests are a training product that presents short leader scenarios an NCO or Company Grade Officer might encounter. From a set of responses you select the best and the worst ways to respond and then receive feedback on your choices.
  • Communication Leadership Discussion Tool
  • Communication discussion tool provides a doctrinal reference, video vignette and facilitation guide to conduct a hip pocket discussion on effective communication.

What is Leader Development?

Leader development is achieved through the lifelong synthesis of the knowledge, skills, and experiences gained through the training and education opportunities in the institutional, operational, and self-development domains (AR 350-1).

Doctrine


Resources for Doctrine
  • ADP 1: The Army
  • Emphasizes the professional Soldier and the characteristics of the future force that will enable the Army to maintain its commitment to the Nation.

  • ADP 6-22
  • Establishes and describes the foundations of Army leadership, outlines the echelons of leadership, and describes the attributes and core leader competencies expected of all leaders across all levels and cohorts.

  • ADP 3.0 Operations
  • ADP 3-0, Operations, constitutes the Army's view of how to conduct prompt and sustained operations across multiple domains, and it sets the foundation for developing other principles, tactics, techniques, and procedures detailed in subordinate doctrine publications.

  • ADP 6.0 Mission Command: Command and Control of Army Forces
  • Command and Control of Army Forces, provides a discussion of the fundamentals of mission command, command and control, and the command and control warfighting function.

  • ADP 7.0 Training
  • ADP 7-0 further articulates the Army's foundational training doctrine as leaders and units prepare to conduct unified land operations.

  • FM 6-22
  • Provides a doctrinal framework covering methods for leaders to develop other leaders, improve their organizations, build teams, and develop themselves.

  • FM 6-22 Leader Development E2 Book
  • E-Book for FM 6-22 which provides Army leaders with information on effective leader development.

  • ATP 6-22.1 The Counseling Process
  • Provides doctrinal guidance for all leaders, military and civilian, responsible for planning, preparing, executing, and assessing counseling actions.

  • ATP 6-22.6 Team Building
  • ATP 6-22.6, Army Team Building, expands upon this principle by offering fundamentals of team building and specific techniques for building and maintaining effective teams.

  • TC 6-22 Employee Engagement
  • E-Book for FM 6-22 which provides Army leaders with information on effective leader development.

  • Army Leader Development Strategy (ALDS)
  • E-Book for FM 6-22 which provides Army leaders with information on effective leader development.

What is Doctrine?

Army doctrine establishes and describes the foundations of Army leadership (including the Army Profession), outlines the echelons of leadership (direct, organizational, and strategic), and describes the attributes and core leader competencies expected of all leaders across all levels and cohorts.

Army Leader Exchange (ALx)


Resources for Army Leader Exchange (ALx)

What is Army Leader Exchange (ALx)?

The Army Leader Exchange (ALx) provides a platform for shared understanding to enable leaders at all echelons to access and participate in the ongoing worldwide leadership and leader development discussion. ALx consists of a suite of dynamic interactive websites leveraging social media for Army professionals to share thoughts, ideas, and experiences on all things leadership and leader development.