Sunday, November 29, 2009

My week in Georgia

I have been back for a week and I am JUST getting to this post. Sorry!!!! I had a blast. It was great to see.I witness 158 soldiers take a oath in becoming an Army officer. I have to say it was one of the most intriguing things I have ever witnessed. I mean to watch them pledge to risk their lives for the well-being of America (at any rank rather) is amazing. They know that they will go to war and yet this didn't stop them. That is an amazing task to me. 

I forgot my camera for the formal. The only picture that I seen of myself wasn't a good one. I did enjoy myself nevertheless.

This is the back view of the cabin we stayed in. It was really nice. I didnt think I was going to like it but I have to say I really enjoyed myself. More pictures to come.

What is an Army Officer?

First and foremost, an Army officer is a leader. The officer plans the work of the organization, assigns tasks, and ensure that missions are accomplished at the highest standard. In that regard, an Army officer is similar management at any corporation. But that is where any comparison to the corporate world ends. Officers must lead by example. An officer must be willing to personally endure and under take any task that is assigned to a soldier. An officer is willing to risk his life for the well-being of others. An officer has the ability to lead but also listen.

The level of integrity and personal conduct required of an officer are quite high --- with very good reason. Officers daily make decisions that involve millions of dollars of resources. Their judgment and skill can mean the difference between life and death for the soldiers they command.

Over the years, three words have become the hallmark of what it is to be an Army Officer. Those words are Duty, Honor and Country. No matter what their specific duties are, or where they serve, these three words embody
what it is to be an Army officer to be an Army officer.

I am very proud to say that Michael has taken on the challenge in becoming an Army officer and completed successfully.

1 comment:


That is wonderful! I bet Georgia was beautiful! I'm so happy you enjoyed yourself.