The Army Sponsorship Program has been identified as an ethical problem facing the Army today. Having a good unit sponsorship program is a tremendous credit not only to the unit but also indicates that strong leaders run the unit. Everyone is aware that the first impression of a unit should be positive, otherwise a soldier might be hesitant about being in and working for a unit which does not properly sponsor new soldiers. For these reasons, the Commander as well as the Command Sergeant Major and the First Sergeants must properly manage the unit's sponsorship program. The sponsorship program has to be well thought out and enforced if it is to work. The commander's intent on sponsorship must be understood, sponsors trained to standard, and routine spot checks completed for it to be effective.