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Maj. Gen. Rainey speaks about Army Professional Certification Criteria to USMA Class of 2018

Maj. Gen. James Rainey, Commanding General of the 3rd Infantry Division, spoke to the United States Military Academy Class of 2018 at Washington Hall Feb. 6, 2016, as they celebrated the annual Yearling Winter Weekend at West Point. During his keynote speech at the banquet, Rainey spoke about the importance of the three Army professional certification criteria: Character, Competence, and Commitment

Read the full article: YWW: Maj. Gen. Rainey speaks about Character, Competence and Commitment to Class of 2018

Not in my Squad Workshop Conducted for 21st TSC Enlisted Leaders

Approximately 60 participants from across the 21st Theater Sustainment Command participated in a "Not in My Squad" (NIMS) workshop Jan. 27-29 at the Vogelweh Military Complex, facilitated by experts from the U.S. Army Research Institute and the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic.

The NIMS program, unveiled by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey during the 2015 Association of the United States Army professional development forum, was designed to empower junior leaders to take ownership of their squads.

"There have been a lot of candid and honest responses," said Donald R. Jackson of CAPE. "Soldiers really feel this gives them a venue to voice their opinions."

Read the full article: 21st TSC enlisted leaders launch path-breaking 'NIMS' campaign

The Long Green Line: Character, Competence, Commitment from Day 1

Capt. Logan Phillips, Commander of Delta Co, 35th EN BN, recently wrote an article for Army Engineer Magazine entitled "Joining the Long Green Line: One Station Unit Training."

The battalion "spearheaded an initiative to build the fundamentals of COMPETENCE, CHARACTER, and COMMITMENT in every soldier from Day One" in order to better align with the guidance from the June 2015 update to ADRP 1: The Army Profession.

Phillips says, "Our aim is to provide our great Army with the most competent and committed soldiers of character as we extend the Long Green Line."

Read the full article: Joining the Long Green Line: One Station Unit Training

Trust: Keystone of the Army Profession

Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), recently visited with students at the U.S. Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

During his visit, Perkins discussed the importance of trust in the Army Profession saying, "Don't confuse what you are for and what you do. ... What you do is the title you hold. What you are for is to protect the integrity of the profession by maintaining trust among our Soldiers."

Read the full article: Perkins on SHARP: Keystone of Army Profession is Trust

STAND-TO! Army Culture of Trust

What is it?

Trust is the bedrock of the Army Profession, internal trust that Army professionals live by and uphold the Army Ethic, and external trust that the American people have in the Army to serve the nation ethically, effectively, and efficiently.

Establishing, sustaining and strengthening an Army Culture of Trust is a necessary condition for mission command. Army professionals must have character, competence, and commitment, and treat themselves, each other and the American people with dignity and respect, fostering an environment where individuals and teams honorably fulfill their oaths of service.

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