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Special Retirement Review iho GEN Paul E. Funk II.

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  1. Interested to learn about the important role of leadership in building readiness. Know that is a big subject. Relaying to us the key points we should practice would be appreciated.

  2. combat leader’s guide from ARI + FM 5-34 + Beale Wheel + doctrine placemats + ranger handbook + old version of 7-8 (fits in cargo pocket) best books in the Army.

  3. I loved listening to you two great leaders today. As a member of the FORSCOM ARMS team and an asset of the TRADOC ARMS team. It helps when you can hear things you preach to soldiers during an ARMS, and it is the very thing your leaders are saying. “DIV CAV”

  4. Key point is expertise is not built overnight. Not only is not built overnight, but it is costly. During a recent interaction with an Army MAJ, she brought up a valid point about nurturing and keeping talent, but putting up huge hurdles for singled parents. In most cases, single parents are vetted out before entering service, meaning that they become singled during their service. Of single parents, depending of the service, appx 92-94% are women (regardless, a soldier is a soldier). Reasons for singled parenting come largely from divorce, but can include, decision not to get married, death of a significant other, separation of a family, etc. The hurdle, comes when expected responsibility is compounded with stress (dealing with divorce, custody, dealing with death, etc.), with no other assistance other than “make sure you have a family plan together.” A single parent is not even afforded the same the child care opportunities as a deployed families care opportunity. If the Army truly wants to keep talent and ensure readiness, all groups should be analyzed as to how can “we” support them so we keep them. SHARP has dedicated advocates for their mission; to insure that person is supported through a highly stressful time, to show that the Army cares about their people, and to support readiness. FAP could be a focal point for a program for single soldiers, AND, dual military soldiers. Leader development is the bedrock, to lose talent of an under supported population is unfortunate.

    Agree with General Funk, we need to nurture resilience, but that is not in a vacuum. Resilience comes by identifying what a person needs to keep them strong through insulation not isolation.

  5. For Ginny Clarke: Do you have advice for an organization typically focused on a deficit reduction approach to improvement on how to better incorporate an Appreciative Inquiry approach?

  6. Great comments on Army wins, but no mention on challenges. How will the Army change multiple sub-cultures that permeate various units throughout the Army based on history or particular weapon systems used?

  7. LTG Gervais and Ms. Ginny Clarke, Outstanding LPD “Creating Culture Through Leadership! Thank So Much!

  8. Having Worked for BG Christopher Norrie during part of his tenure as the 7ATC Commander, I can say we have the right person in the seat over People First Task Force. I am thankful for the time I had to work with/under his leadership. Truly an inspirational and motivational leader.

    Things we can do to show people how much we care would be to begin with the end in mind. We implement some of these principles in the Warrior Transition Program but unfortunately by then it’s too late. One thing of shock missing, but I had the opportunity to add, during my tenure as a WTB Commander, was the Finance domain.

    How do we put this all together? We teach an IET Soldier when to get up, what to wear, and when to go to sleep and everything in between. We do not teach them how to set goals (S.M.A.R.T. goals), I will put my 19 years of service to our great nation up to the challenge. We would have far less incidences of misconduct if you have a Soldier with a completed 7 domain S.M.A.R.T. goal card in their cargo pocket than a (as an example) SHARP card.

    Train the Trainer – If we did this with our leaders, had them draw out clear Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound goals, went over them every 30days, adjusted and tweaked as needed, we’d truly be working towards being all that we can be, in my opinion. Now pass this tool on to our IET and Cadets, you talk about an unstoppable force.

    A ship with no crew, no commander at the helm drifts. The same ship with a crew, commander, and navigation/map navigates the waters and open sea without a light in the sky. This is what clearly defined goals will do for our Service People.

    Seven Domain.
    Physical, Spiritual/emotional, Career, Education, Social, Financial, Family

  9. Excellent approach to people and talent management. Creating and maintaining a culture of respect involving the leadership at all levels is definitely needed to maintain readiness and develop the future of the organization.

  10. SGM thank you for sharing your very personal story and experience. As a combat infantrymen myself, it’s never easy to re-open wounds that we’ve suppressed. Especially the graphic ones.

    God bless you brother.

  11. Thank you CSM Campbell for sharing your story. It was incredibly powerful and moving, and I hope your words reach those in the audience who are afraid or embarrassed to come forward and get the help that they need.

  12. Our unit conducts the mandatory suicide training, but we don’t talk about suicide. Last year on 15 June 2021, the Director of the Command and General Staff College (COL Scott Green) killed himself. The talking point said he “was found unresponsive in his office.” What actually happened is that he killed himself, in his office, with a gun. We have not spoken about it. It is an elephant in the room. How do we address the issue?

  13. SGM, thank you so much for sharing your story. Takes a lot a guts and affects more people than you know. Sharing your own experiences with others makes for the best kind of training. It is important that we make suicide prevention personal to us.

  14. Excellent presentation! Appreciated SGM Campbell’s pure candor and professionalism. This is the gold standard for the topic. Thank you!

  15. This is my squad is for show-

    My unit does not take it seriously

    There is a generational gap with Gen Z

    And commanders and NCOs will not take dedicated time to address fighter management or checking in on soldiers. Green chicklets all the way

    Make social media outreach work for Gen Z. Ask for their input

  16. Thank you so much for sharing, I am glad the stigma is be talked about. I struggled for a few years and I felt like I had little support from my leadership. I was a senior leader myself and I felt alone at the time. I often wondered why it was so hard for my leadership to pull me aside and just talk to me, but that never happened. Senior leaders struggle too.

  17. Just a comment for this platform and sharing. It is courageous for SGM Campbell to put it out in “real context” and invite the community. I am a retired 1SG and find this presentation genuine; leadership goes beyond the uniform and follows us through life as we continue to lead and this presentation helps us too.

    THANK YOU for the invite!

  18. Are you looking at gender related suicidal issues since the occurrence of suicide, PTSD, and depression is much higher among military women.?

  19. Thank you for sharing your story! As a retired Senior NCO who was at a breaking point, who continues to participate in behavioral health treatment as a retiree, I get it. Some of us will always fight the demons. Some days are better than others but regardless of the day we fight on. Thankful to see the Army is more open to discuss these topics. We have lost to many…

  20. Been there and it comes and goes, as an individual recognizing when it comes is a huge part of the battle. When it does happen, I am aware of my existence, but not really experiencing it. It feels like being separated from my own self, as though a part of me is just watching my body go through the motions. Daily routines like getting up, making the bed, and working the day away feels almost mechanical. My life has and at times becomes repetitive and, in many ways, unbearable. Leaders need to pay attention to Soldiers in order to recognize this.

    The leadership style that needs to be practiced and not just talked about, is the servant leadership style, where leaders prioritize serving the greater good by serving their team and organization first, and not their own objectives. This puts the Soldier and their needs at the forefront and will return ten fold for both the Soldier and the organization and hopefully change the culture.

  21. Astroaunt Buzz Aldren, the second man to walk on the moon with Apollo 11, discusses many of these points in his book “Magnificent Desolation”. Thank you CSM Campbell for your courage and honesty. Stay well and take care.

  22. This the most powerful presentation on Suicide Intervention I’ve seen in 27 years of service in the Army.
    Thank you!

  23. Thank you for telling your story SGT Major Campbell, It’s never easy to tell one’s story. Mental Health is so important for our veterans to get the help they so deserve. As a spouse and mother of veterans who suffer with PTSD and MST this truly touched my heart. Thank you again for telling your story.

  24. Coach Quinn, I’m a big time Cowboys Fan and I want to know what you feel is your biggest challenge in working with people from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles that happen to also be talented athletes and getting them to work as a team to accomplish your overall defensive team goal as the DC.

  25. Integrating new employees is vital….get that part right and you’re good to go.

  26. And we know Transporters are the BEST….LOL!!!! “Nothing Happens Until Something Moves”

  27. Onboarding should be required in all jobs, especially new employees. Also, do you have a reading list you would recommend?

  28. Thank you, Sarah. Command Information Chief; what an impressive title, seriously. Very great. Just starting the video here as General Funk comes on frame!

  29. Greetings,

    I agree. I’m currently pursing a Masters in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, because I believe the organizational work environment is so important and needs constant nurturing. We need a strong organization (military and civilian) in order to to grow. The ability to transform a person or environment must first start with the basics. The first thing is to help develop the MINDSET and character of the personnel within the organization.

  30. Our Army begins the investment in “Human Capital” that both GEN Funk and Ms Marshall have referred, begins on day one.

    Retired CSM

  31. In the military context, what ae your thoughts on leaders time in position and rate of cultural change? Is there an amount of time leaders should be in position to affect lasting cultural change?

  32. Excellent discussion! Very interesting to hear from Ms. Marshall on how she helped to set the organizational standards, or non-negotiables, of the culture for a large, diverse civilian organization. Listening to GEN Funk’s comments on implementing change and leadership is also a unique opportunity for the audience. This is a great opportunity to allow the Army to see and hear directly from the TRADOC Commander.

  33. Well Done Paul & Beth; our Nation is blessed for your service. Thank you both! Aieeyah & Veterans!

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