Leadership Training

Leadership Traits

Use the Acronym; JJ DID TIE BUCKLE as a memory tool to learn the 14 Leadership Traits.

  • Judgment – Using facts to make sound decisions
  • Justice – Being impartial
  • Decisiveness – Ability to reach decisions
  • Initiative – Seeing what has to be done, and getting it done without being told
  • Dependability – Completing your tasks completely
  • Tact – Ability to deal with others without causing offense
  • Integrity – Complete truth and honesty
  • Endurance – Mental and physical strength
  • Bearing – Creating a favorable impression (Appearance)
  • Unselfishness – Not providing for your own comfort at the expense of others
  • Courage – Mental quality that recognizes fear of danger or criticism and overcomes it
  • Knowledge – learning information
  • Loyalty – Faithfulness to what is important to you
  • Enthusiasm – Sincere interest in performing your task

Leadership Principles

Use the Acronym; KKK BITES Dumb Math Students as a memory tool to learn the 11 Leadership Principles

  • Know yourself and seek self-improvement
  • Know your men and look out for their welfare
  • Keep your men informed
  • Be technically and tactfully proficient
  • Insure that the task is understood, supervised, and accomplished
  • Train your men as a team
  • Employ your command in accordance with its capabilities
  • Set the example
  • Develop a sense of responsibility among subordinates
  • Make sound and timely decisions
  • Seek responsibility and take responsibility for your actions

Responsibilities of the Cadet Leader

  • Know your job
  • Carry out assignments promptly
  • Use initiative and resourcefulness
  • Keep seniors informed
  • Know cadet regulations and follow them
  • Lead and teach drill and ceremonies
  • Maintain high standards of conduct
  • Be a good instructor
  • Deal fairly and impartially with your men
  • Be unselfish

Objectives of Leadership

  • Mission Accomplishment
  • Welfare of men