Leadership Traits


Giving reward and punishment according to merits of the case in question. The ability to administer a system of rewards and punishments impartially and consistently.


The ability to weigh facts and possible solutions on which to base sound decisions.


Ability to make decisions promptly and to announce them in clear, forceful, manner.


Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principles; includes the qualities of truthfulness and honesty.


The certainty of proper performance of duty.


The ability to deal with others without creating offense.


Taking action in the absence of orders.


The mental and physical stamina measured by the ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress and hardship.


Creating a favorable impression in carriage, appearance and personal conduct at all times.


Avoidance of providing one's own comfort and personal advancement at the expense of others.


The mental quality that recognizes fear of danger or criticism, but enables a man to proceed in the face of it with calmness and firmness.


Understanding of a science or an art. The range of one's information, including professional knowledge and an understanding of your Cadets.


The quality of faithfulness to country, the unit, to one's seniors, subordinates and peers.


The display of sincere interest and exuberance in the performance of duty.



Leadership Principles


1. Be technically and tactfully proficient.

2. Know yourself and seek self-improvement.

3. Know your cadets and look out for their welfare.

4. Keep your cadets informed.

5. Set the example.

6. Ensure that the task is understood, supervised, and accomplished.

7. Train your cadets as a team.

8. Make sound and timely decisions.

9. Develop a sense of responsibility among subordinates.

10. Employ your command in accordance with its capabilities.

11. Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions.