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The need for Military Professionals


  • Military officers must know how to promote peace and deter war
  • When war becomes necessary, officers must understand the art and science of defense
  • Officers must be leaders and responsible citizens
  • Officers must model, and be able to teach discipline and respect for authority
  • Military officers must be constantly learning in order to improve they skills and competencies
  • Honor, integrity and personal courage are three values that are embodied in military officer education and training


  • Military officers must be trained and educated for all roles they must assume before they are assumed
  • The nature of war in the 21st century requires greater preparation for leadership roles
  • Leadership is the trademark of a military officer
  • With a reduction in military force personnel, there will be a greater need for increasing the knowledge and performance of the remaining troops
  • Continuing education at the masters and doctorate levels at military or civilian institutional are available for military officers
  • Military officers may pursue career fields in which they are managers, problem-solvers, key-influencers and decisionmakers in the work-place
  • Military officers work in high technology environments to accomplish military missions


  • “Military officers must be well prepared to assume the responsibility to serve in defense of this Nation”
  • “Military leadership requires constant attention to detail and taking care of the troops”
  • “I spent 34 grand and glorious years serving in defense, and I know firsthand what it means to be a military officer”
  • “Serving in defense requires self-sacrifice, loyalty and lots of teamwork”