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No one is more professional than I.

I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as “The Backbone of the Army”. I am proud of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the Corps, the Military Service and my country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. I will not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety.

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Competence is my watchword.

My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind—accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my soldiers. I will strive to remain technically and tactically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Noncommissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own. I will communicate consistently with my soldiers and never leave them uninformed. I will be fair and impartial when recommending both rewards and punishment.

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Officers of my unit will have maximum time to accomplish their duties; they will not have to accomplish mine.

I will earn their respect and confidence as well as that of my soldiers. I will be loyal to those with whom I serve; seniors, peers, and subordinates alike. I will exercise initiative by taking appropriate action in the absence of orders. I will not compromise my integrity, nor my moral courage. I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, Noncommissioned Officers, leaders!

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PROFICIENCY RATINGS

The proficiency ratings are as follows:
 T is fully trained (complete task proficiency).
 T- is trained (advanced task proficiency).
 P is practiced (basic task proficiency).
 P- is marginally practiced (limited task proficiency).
 U is untrained (cannot perform the task).

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PROFICIENCY RATINGS
T (Fully Trained)

A T proficiency rating means a unit is fully trained. It has attained task proficiency to the Army standard, achieved a GO in 90% or more of both performance measures and leader performance measures, and has met 100% of all critical performance measures. The task is externally evaluated and meets the remaining requirements as outlined in the training and evaluation outline (T&EO) in accordance with the objective task evaluation criteria matrix. (See appendix B for a detailed explanation of the objective task evaluation criteria matrix.)

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PROFICIENCY RATINGS
T- (Trained)

A T- proficiency rating means a unit is trained. It has attained advanced task proficiency free of significant shortcomings, achieved a GO in 80% or more of both performance measures and leader performance measures, and has met 100% of all critical performance measures. The unit’s shortcomings require minimal training to meet the Army standard. The task is externally evaluated and meets the remaining requirements as outlined in the T&EO in accordance with the objective task evaluation criteria matrix.

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PROFICIENCY RATINGS
P (Practiced)

A P proficiency rating means a unit is practiced. It has attained basic task proficiency with shortcomings, achieved a GO in 65% or more of all performance measures, achieved 80% or more of all leader performance measures, and has met 100% of all critical performance measures. The unit’s shortcomings require significant training to meet the Army standard. The task is not externally evaluated and meets the remaining requirements as outlined in the T&EO in accordance with the objective task evaluation criteria matrix.

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PROFICIENCY RATINGS
P- (Marginally Practiced)

A P- proficiency rating means a unit is marginally practiced. It has attained limited task proficiency with major shortcomings, achieved a GO in 51% or more of all performance measures, achieved less than 80% of all leader performance measures, and has met less than 100% of all critical performance measures. The unit’s shortcomings require complete retraining of the task to achieve the Army standard. The task is not externally evaluated and does not meet the remaining requirements as outlined in the T&EO in accordance with the objective task evaluation criteria matrix.

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PROFICIENCY RATINGS
U (Untrained)

A U proficiency rating means a unit is untrained. The unit cannot perform the task. It achieved a GO in less than 51% of all performance measures, less than 80% in all leader performance measures, and less than 100% in all critical performance measures. The unit requires complete training on the task to achieve the Army standard.

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What is Leadership?

Leadership is the process of influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation to accomplish the mission and improve the organization.

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What is “Command”?

the authority that a commander in the armed forces lawfully exercises over subordinates by virtue of rank or assignment. Command includes the authority and responsibility for effectively using available resources and for planning the employment of, organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling military forces for the accomplishment of assigned missions

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What is AR 600-20?

Army Command Policy, Army Regulation specifically charges commanders to perform functions such as establishing a positive climate,caring for the well-being of Soldiers, properly training their Soldiers and developing subordinates’ competence?

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What are the three Levels of Leadership?

Direct
Organizational
Strategic

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What is the Direct Level Leadership?

the ability to apply competencies at a proficient level

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What is the Organizational Level Leadership?

applying competencies to increasingly complex situations

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What is the Strategic Level Leadership?

Shape the military through change over extended time

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What are the four Special Conditions of Leadership?

Formal; Informal; Collective; Situational

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What are the three Leader Attributes?

Character
Presence
Intellect

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What are the three Leader Competencies?

Leads
Develops
Achieves

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What is Character?

the essence of who a person is, what a person believes, how a person acts

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What does a Leader taking care of people involve?

creating and sustaining a positive climate through open communications, trust, cohesion, and teamwork

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What is collective leadership?

Collective leadership refers to the combined effects and interactions when leaders at different levels synchronize their leadership actions to achieve a common purpose.

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What are the three Leadership attributes?

Character
Presence
Intellect

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What are the three Leadership competencies?

Leads, Develops and Achieves

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What is empathy?

Empathy is identifying and understanding what others think, feel and believe.

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What does Character refer to?

the internal identity of the leader

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What does Presence refer to?

how others see the leader, the leader’s outward appearance, demeanor, actions and words

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What does Intellect refer to?

the abilities and knowledge the leader possesses to think and interact with others; the mental and social faculties the leader applies in the act of leading

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What is Building Trust?

an important competency to establish conditions of effective influence and for creating a positive environment

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Why must Leaders Communicate Effectively?

Leaders communicate to convey clear understanding of what needs to be done and why