What Does the Army Ask of You?

As Army aspirants across the nation hold their breath for CDS results and the officer deficiency crevice deepens. One often puts self through the wringer and inquires “what does the army ask of me?” Well here is the answer. Being an Army Officer is about the qualities you possess, not only the qualifications you have. It’s about keeping calm, whatever the circumstances, thinking clearly and acting decisively. Being the future officers of this country you’ll need the following as first hand qualities

What Does the Army Ask of You?

  1. Pride: that is the first quality that goes into the making of an army officer, take pride in doing everything.
  2. Moral Courage: For making correct decisions.
  3. Compassion: for helping fellow officers and subordinates in time of need.
  4. Quick Judgement: for knowing your enemies next move and making quick decisions.
  5. Determination: for leading the troops into battlefield.
    What Does the Army Ask of You?
  6. Responsibility: for being responsible for your men and for what happens on field.
  7. Leadership skills: remember you have to lead battalions of men into war.
  8. Patience: in bad times you will need to keep calm and wait for the right moment.
  9. Obedience: for taking senior officers word as your responsibility
  10. Optimism: when bad times take toll on life, don’t let it take one on your morale because remember your morale effects your troops drastically.
  11. Alacrity: you have to always stay alert to your surroundings.
  12. Last but not the least RESPECT because that’s what we all live for.
And always remember “It is a well-established dictum in the military, that there are no bad units, only bad officers make them so.”, so try to be the best person around to be the best officer in military.
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 About Author: Gursimran Kaur: An ardent defence aspirant from Delhi currently studying in DU.

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