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Your Responsibility as an Army Professional

Sgt. Maj. of the Army Ray Chandler participated in a live radio interview with Federal News Radio regarding the Army's enduring focus on Sexual Harassment/Assault Awareness. Tom Temin and Emily Kopp asked SMA Chandler if the Army is starting to get a hold of the problem.

SMA Chandler mentions that the Army is making progress, but there is a lot of work left to be done. SMA Chandler goes on to discuss the importance of Trust and Professionalism.

"I firmly believe this is all about our understanding of the Army Profession. [Character, Competence and Commitment] ... [I]f you are a professional that you have a responsibility then - to act like one - to take action."

Listen to the whole interview here:

Shaping Tomorrow's Soldiers

SMA Raymond Chandler recently visited Fort Leonard Wood for three days. During a town hall meeting on Friday he discussed the importance of a Soldier's character, competence, and commitment to help "the Army combat sexual assaults and suicides".

"In order to ensure that we reduce sexual assaults and suicides within our Army, we've got to do all three of these things. If not, we're not going to solve this challenge. We've got to be the professionals we say we are. If you say you're a professional, you need to live up to it," Chandler said.

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Inspiring Elevated Behavior

Dov Seidman recently wrote an article titled Army's Basic Training Is No Longer Basic: Lessons for Business. In his piece he discusses how the new age of communication brought by all the technological innovation has really changed the way we all operate, including the Army.

Seidman mentions, "The US Army, like most forward thinking businesses, has recognized the limitations of blind obedience. The Army has been phenomenally innovative in this critical leadership area, and admirably open about their work, and I have been inspired to study how they are adapting."

Seidman witnessed firsthand the inspirational leadership present in the US Army's basic training course.

"I don't want fear and obedience; I want confidence and discipline. Discipline is not about being on time. Discipline is about doing the right thing at the right time", states LTC Glick.

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AAOP Honorable Service and Stewardship

Honorable Service and Stewardship

During the second half of the FY14 America's Army - Our Profession, "Stand Strong" Program, the focus is on the Army Profession's essential characteristics of Honorable Service and Stewardship of the Army Profession. Army Professionals - United in our Identity - "Stand Strong" to contribute Honorable Service in defense of the American people; and to provide ethical, effective, and efficient Stewardship of the Army Profession for Soldiers, Army Civilians, Army Families, and the resources entrusted to our care.

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Trust and Respect Essential to the Army Profession

SMA Trust and Respect Essential to the AP

SMA Raymond Chandler had a two day visit to the National Training Center. Trust and Respect were the major themes discussed during his gathering of Soldiers from various units.

"Our profession demands equal weight on character, commitment and competence, and if you're not willing to meet those needs, those performance measures, then you are not the professional that we need in the Army," Chandler said. "And I want you take this back to your fellow Soldiers, because if you're not a professional, if you're not competent, or committed, or a person of character, how are we going to establish trust amongst one another?"

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