Accession Number : ADA573152


Title :   Developing Trustworthy Commissioned Officers: Transcending the Honor Codes and Concept


Descriptive Note : Conference paper


Corporate Author : INFANTRY DIV (MECHANIZED) ( 4TH) FORT CARSON CO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/SEXUAL HARASSMENT ASSAULT RESPONSE AND PREVENTION PROGRAM OFC


Personal Author(s) : Cushen, David B ; Doty, Joseph P ; Toffler, Patrick A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a573152.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 19


Abstract : Our nation's three primary means of providing the Armed Forces with commissioned officers are: Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC), Officer Candidate Schools (OCS), and the Federal Service Academies. Each of these sources are duty bound to commission leaders of character, entrusted with leading America's Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. The importance of commissioning leaders of character is uncontested, even axiomatic; but what is required and expected of a leader of character can be a source of debate. Our aim is to clarify what it means to be a leader of character and to recommend a holistic approach to developing such leaders in each of our sources of commission (SOC). To begin, it is essential to define and understand character. Next, we must determine a theoretical or empirical method by which character may be developed. Third, tangible activities within the developmental programs at each SOC must be designed and implemented, accordingly. Finally, we must gain consensus on what are expected as observable, measureable outcomes attributable to the developmental process.


Descriptors :   *ETHICS , *LEADERSHIP , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , DECISION MAKING , HOLISM , JOBS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS , SYMPOSIA


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE