Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE)
156 followers -
Foster an Army culture that reinforces Trust within the Army Profession and with the American people.
Foster an Army culture that reinforces Trust within the Army Profession and with the American people.

156 followers
About
Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE)'s posts

ALARACT 007/2017

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2017/2018 AMERICA'S ARMY - OUR PROFESSION THEME "ONE ARMY, INDIVISIBLE"

EACH YEAR SINCE 2013, THE SECRETARY OF THE ARMY AND CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY HAVE ANNOUNCED AN ANNUAL OR BI–ANNUAL AAOP EDUCATION AND TRAINING THEME. THE AAOP THEMES ARE DESIGNED TO TEACH AND INSPIRE AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE ARMY PROFESSION AND ENHANCE COMMITMENT TO OUR PROFESSIONAL OBLIGATIONS - TO OURSELVES, EACH OTHER, THE ARMY, AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. PAST THEMES HAVE CONCENTRATED ON PROFESSIONAL TOPICS SUCH AS: STANDARDS AND DISCIPLINE; CUSTOMS, COURTESIES, AND TRADITIONS; MILITARY EXPERTISE; TRUST; HONORABLE SERVICE AND STEWARDSHIP; AND LIVING THE ARMY ETHIC. ARMY UNITS, ORGANIZATIONS, AND PROFESSIONALS INTEGRATE AAOP THEME MATERIALS AND CONCEPTS INTO THEIR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS.

THE FY17/18 BI–ANNUAL AAOP THEME "ONE ARMY, INDIVISIBLE" IS FOCUSED ON ENHANCING READINESS, MUTUAL TRUST, AND COHESION THROUGHOUT THE ARMY. THE TOTAL FORCE IS COMPRISED OF DISTINCT, INTERDEPENDENT, AND MUTUALLY SUPPORTING COMPONENTS: THE
REGULAR ARMY, THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, AND THE ARMY RESERVE. WITHIN THE TOTAL FORCE, BOTH SOLDIERS AND ARMY CIVILIANS MAKE ESSENTIAL CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE ARMY'S ABILITY TO PROVIDE FOR THE ETHICAL DESIGN, GENERATION, SUPPORT AND APPLICATION OF LANDPOWER. THE ARMY'S FUNDAMENTAL MISSION TO WIN IN THE UNFORGIVING CRUCIBLE OF GROUND COMBAT REQUIRES THE COMBINED, COHESIVE EFFORTS OF THE ENTIRE TEAM. WE MUST ALWAYS BE READY TODAY AND PREPARED FOR TOMORROW.

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
One Army, Indivisible

"One Army, Indivisible" is the America's Army - Our Profession (AAOP) biennial theme for fiscal year 2017-2018. Our Total Army is comprised of three interdependent, mutually supporting components: the regular Army, the Army National Guard, and the Army Reserve, plus the Army Civilian Corps that supports all three. The Army's fundamental mission to win in the unforgiving crucible of ground combat requires the combined effort of the entire team to be ready today and prepared for tomorrow.

Learn more:
http://cape.army.mil/news/one-army-indivisible

Growing Army Professionals: Closing the Values Gap

By: Lt. Col. Thomas R. Matelski, U.S. Army

The author contends that new soldiers have difficulty identifying with the seven Army Values that are the foundation of the Army profession, and he describes a values-based training concept his unit implemented to bridge this gap.

Post has attachment
Please join the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) in congratulating our enlisted advisor, Sgt. Maj. Dave Stewart, upon his retirement after 30 years of exceptionally meritorious service and in wishing him well in his future endeavors.

Sgt. Maj. Stewart pursued his duties with passion, intelligence, and commitment, and has consistently extended influence beyond the chain of command that has positively impacted the entire U.S. Army. Sgt. Maj. Stewart's fingerprints are all over the Army Profession!

To recap just a few of his contributions, Sgt. Maj. Stewart was instrumental in: creating the original Army Doctrinal Reference Publication (ADRP) 1 – The Army Profession, and its subsequent revision, including an articulation of the Army Ethic in 2015; organizing and facilitating the Not In My Squad (NIMS) Initiative on behalf of the Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA); helping articulate the Army's concept for character development; facilitating the SMA's professional development program at the Association of the U.S. Army conference for four consecutive years; facilitating more than 50 Army Profession Seminars in which he personally trained more than 35,000 Soldiers and Army Civilians; helping create and execute the FY 15 and FY 16 CAPE Annual Survey of the Army Profession, and helping create and execute three consecutive Army-wide America's Army ‒ Our Profession educational themes and programs. As if that weren't enough, he also extended his influence throughout the Department of Defense in his role as the enlisted advisor to Rear Adm. Margaret Klein, the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Defense for Military Professionalism.

It is truly a bittersweet day for CAPE and the Army as we bid farewell to this phenomenal Soldier for Life. He will be sorely missed by his friends and co-workers, but we wish Sgt. Maj. Stewart and his family much happiness and success in this next phase of his life.
Photo

Post has attachment

Post has attachment
If You're Off Course, How Does One Right the Ship?

“The Profession of Arms is decaying (weakening or fraying — as opposed to a relative decline), and the primary causes are neglect, anti-intellectual bias, and a creeping, cancerous bureaucracy.” This the line used by an Army Major as the opening to his Foreign Policy piece calling into question the military as a profession. In recent years we’ve seen arguments that illustrate neglect in the form of gross lying, anti-intellectualism in the form of failed foreign policy and bureaucracy as the baseline for mismanaged talent. I refuse to think we have to abandon ship at this point, however.

Read More: http://militarymentors.org/right-the-ship/

Post has attachment
STAND-TO! Army Civilian Profession Training

The Army Civilian Corps is a major component of the Army Profession and plays an integral role in accomplishing the Army's statutory missions. Individual readiness of both Soldiers and Army Civilians is the foundation of Army readiness.

The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command has added a training support package for the Army Civilian Corps to its collection of training products. These training products support America's Army - Our Profession, a professional development program that strengthens the Army Profession.

Read More: https://www.army.mil/standto/archive_2016-06-23

Post has attachment
Have you heard about Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey’s book club? Dailey said he wanted to “…start a new initiative that's fun, while also helping our squad leaders guide discussions on topics that relate to our profession."

The club’s first book is Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game," a science-fiction novel that focuses on futuristic military space conflict; that discussion runs from July through October.

Next up, beginning in November, will be Simon Sinek’s “Leaders Eat Last,” followed by Sinek’s “Start with Why.”

You can find more information about the SMA’s book club and the reading list, plus the discussion guide for "Ender's Game" on the CAPE website: http://cape.army.mil/library/sma-book-club/

Post has attachment
The Future of the U.S. Army as a Profession

Will Army 2025 be a Military Profession? That's the title of an article that Dr. Don M. Snider wrote for the Winter 2015-16 issue of The U.S. Army War College Quarterly Parameters.

http://cape.army.mil/news/the-future-of-the-us-army-as-a-profession
Wait while more posts are being loaded