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Shaping the Peruvian Army's NCO corps

Sgt. Maj. Boris Bolaños, senior enlisted advisor to the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic, presented an Army Profession Seminar to the Peruvian Army's (PERAR) non-commissioned officer corps in September in Lima, Peru, about Army Profession, Army Ethic, and Character Development concepts. In addition to the seminar facilitated by Bolaños, the Peruvian soldiers were also a part of a Not in My Squad (NIMS) Workshop during the week-long training event.

According to West Virginia National Guard Capt. Holli Nelson, "This engagement is a part of an ongoing series between ARSOUTH and PERAR ... designed to provide a foundation for institutional change to education and leader development within the PERAR NCO corps."

Learn More: WVNG, ARSOUTH shaping the future for Peruvian Army's NCO corps

CAPE Releases Character Development Whiteboard Video

The full-length (18-minute) Character Development whiteboard video you've been waiting for is finally here! The video is a learning product that provides an explanation of the Army's Framework for Character Development, why character matters in the Army, and why the Army must intentionally develop character in its Soldiers and Army Civilians through the alignment of identity, climate, and culture, with the Army Ethic as our guiding azimuth.

In addition to the video, CAPE has a discussion guide to help you integrate the video into your training program.

View the video and the discussion guide here: Character Development Whiteboard Video

The Army Ethic – Why and How We Serve

Recently Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson III wrote an article to serve as a reminder of how we in the U.S. Military serve. In the article he says:

We defend our nation as members of the profession of arms and through our honorable accomplishment of the mission.

Our Army Ethic provides the foundation and moral basis for why we exist. It stems from our country's beginning -- the U.S. Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, United States law, the law of war, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, our oaths of enlistment and commissioning, Army values and many other contributing rules and norms.

Read the full article: Army Ethic reminds us why, how we serve

Character Development Whiteboard Preview

TRADOC's Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) has an 18-minute Character Development whiteboard video due for release this summer, but you don't have to wait until then to check it out. CAPE has a preview of the video online here, so you can start to think about the many ways you can use the upcoming video in your leadership and Character Development training.

The full version of the whiteboard video is a learning product that provides an explanation of the Army's Framework for Character Development, why character matters in the Army, and why the Army must intentionally develop character in its Soldiers and Army Civilians through the alignment of identity, climate, and culture, with the Army Ethic as our guiding azimuth. With the full version of the video, you will be able to access a training support package to help you integrate Character Development into your training program.

Please take a look at the preview, share it as you see fit, and keep an eye out for the full video this summer.

Character Development Whiteboard Preview

NIMS in Aviation Digest – Making Positive Changes in the Army

Staff Sgt. Grady M. Elmore and Sgt. 1st Class Tyler P. Hervey recently wrote an article titled "The 'Not In My Squad' Program – Making Positive Changes in the Army" for Aviation Digest's October-December 2017 Issue. In the article Elmore and Hervey discuss the Army Profession; Character; Empowering Junior Leaders; Building Trust and Cohesion; and Ethics, Values and Virtues Both Past and Present.

Read the full article here: The "Not In My Squad" Program Making Positive Changes in the Army

The Aviation Digest is published quarterly in electronic format.

Read the full issue here: Aviation Digest Oct-Dec 2017
Aviation Digest website: Aviation Digest Website