Why do you want to become an NCO? This is a question that will be on the upcoming promotion board, and although i do know why i personaly want to become an nco i would like to see a few examples of what the awnser to this question may look like so i can mabie better word the awnser to this question.
Originally posted by eon: i do know why i personaly want to become an nco
So what's you reason?
I loved being a babysitter so much, this was the next best job.
Actually, it was a great opportunity to grow and mold junior Soldiers in my likeness (I hope this was good ). I was an example for my Soldiers and it made me a better NCO because of a higher standard I held myself up to because I was constantly being watched by my Soldiers.
I was asked this question at my promotion board. this is what I said (approximatley): "I want to be a Noncommissioned officer because it is an honor and a privelege to be a noncommissioned officer in the United States army. Furthermore, I plan on serving in the Army for the forseeable future, therefore I have a vested interest in the training, safety, and welfare of all soldiers."
Posts: 339 | Location: Germany | Registered: 01 November 2007
AR is right. Being an NCO has its rewards. My reasoning was to be able to hae a voice, in regards to how my shop was ran, and to be able to apply some of the skills I have been given, to other soldiers. The number one thing a leader does, is create another leader. Plus, as an e4, many times our hard work, is being added to someone else's evalution. I wanted credit too. For me its best when you get afresh soldier from the school house and he/she hasn't yet been corruped. You have a blank canvas to square away. Its also good to see any of your soldiers succeed.
Whats your reason?
Soldiers may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.
Posts: 181 | Location: FT. Rucker, AL | Registered: 14 November 2006
As an NCO I would have the opportunity have a positive influence of soldiers and continue to set the example that has been laid out before me by my leaders. This example will help shape what the army looks like not decades from now but in a few short years, and I would be horned to have considered myself to be part of that time honored tradition.
this post is kinda old, but i thought i'd throw my answer in the pool...
...it's simple...i want to be an NCO to lead and train soldiers...point blank...thats all i want out of life right now...i want to help my soldiers grow and furthur their careers, military or civilian...is that good enough?
I am a soldier, I fight where I'm told, and win where I fight.
Posts: 222 | Location: FORT LEAVENWORTH, KS | Registered: 27 September 2006
The reasons I wanted to be an NCO was so that I could set examples for others to follow and show them that if I can do it so can they. I don't really get much leadership chances and therefore will be asking for re-assignment to a place where I can lead soldiers.
The reason why i want to be a NCO is to lead and train soldier to never give up on goals that is aimed at real life situation. People seem to forget about what the NCOs job entitles it's not for pleasure or profit it is to set a example for the new generation soldiers that we leave on the battlefield and put in charge of soldiers
Posts: 3 | Location: FORT HOOD, TEXAS | Registered: 05 October 2009