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Learning Objectives

Terminal Learning Objective: Develop a


comprehensive, one-page company-level
command philosophy memorandum IAW the
Army writing style.
Enabling Learning Objective:
A. Identify the purpose of a command philosophy.
B. Discuss the common functional areas covered in a
company-level command philosophy.
C. Discuss the influence and effects of a company-level
command philosophy.
D. Discuss format guidance for company-level
command philosophy.

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References

ADRP 6-22, Army Leadership


AR 25-50, Preparing and Managing
Correspondence
AR 600-20, Army Command Policy
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What is a Command
Philosophy?
There is no official Army definition
Generally, the system of IDEAS and IDEALS
pertaining to how a commander plans to
command
Imparts commanders VISION for unit
Establishes the FOCUS needed to organize
actions and issue guidance necessary for your
unit to succeed

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Common Functional Areas

Leadership
Maintenance and
Property
Accountability
Training
Values / Ethics
Family Readiness
and Care for Soldiers

Equal Opportunity
Open Door Policy
Physical Fitness
Rewards and
Punishments
Safety

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Effects and Influence

Provides insight into the commander


Pet peeves, likes and dislikes

Identifies key values (LDRSHIP)


Establishes basic policy guidelines
Sets priorities and unit standards
Establishes the foundation for the units
command climate

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Format Guidance

Standard Army memorandum format (AR 25-50)


KISS Keep it short and simple!
CYA Consider your audience (Unit, Soldiers)
Cover most important area first!
Reinforce Army leadership / values

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Assignment Requirements

This is an individual assignment. You are not to


collaborate with anyone else in doing this
assignment.
Grading
Maximum two pages
Due Date: One Week After Assigned, 0900hrs to
Homeroom SGL, Printed and Digital Copy
(Digital Copy will be emailed to SGL, not placed
on Sharedrive)

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EXAMPLE

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GRADE

Homeroom SGL will grade Memo


Grammar, Spelling, Format will be graded
We will not grade your ideas/message, but we
will give feedback
20 Points Total
10 PTS for Format (Margins, Spacing, Signature Block)
5 PTS for Grammar (Sentence Structure, Punctuation.)
5 PTS for Spelling (Dont misspell your name, etc)

PROOF READ! This is going to be read by your


subordinates and leadership.
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