Individual Development Plans for Soldiers

Individual Development Plans Organizations must create a culture that encourages, supports, and invests in the short- and long-term development of their employees. Professional development should be an ongoing process to ensure Soldiers are staying current—if not one step ahead—in their fields and mission-critical competencies. Planning for continuous development must be anchored to the organization’s mission,…Continue reading Individual Development Plans for Soldiers

Common Errors: Possessives of Nouns and Pronouns

Common Errors In everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them. You can see problems with possessives everywhere. One of the most famous is the Lands End trademark (original form):…Continue reading Common Errors: Possessives of Nouns and Pronouns

Common Errors: Sentence Fragments

Common Errors In everyday practice, most writers make a limited number of errors in the basics, but repeat those errors often. Below is a list of frequently occurring errors and corrections with techniques to prevent them. Conventional sentences have a subject and predicate, and any departure should be clearly intentional. Skillful writers use fragments effectively…Continue reading Common Errors: Sentence Fragments

Review: Effective Writing for Army Leaders

Last month (Sep 2015) in Military Review, editor Desirae Gieseman attemptds to redifine the Army writing standard in her article titled Effective Writing for Army Leaders. Ms. Gieseman surely has the chops to address this topic, after all she holds a BA from William Woods University with majors in French, business administration, and economics, and…Continue reading Review: Effective Writing for Army Leaders

Effective Military Communication (Slideshow)

Communication: The exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, signals, or writing. Barriers to Communication •  Physical Barriers •  Cultural Barriers •  Language Differences •  Format Errors •  Grammar and Spelling Mistakes Military Writing “Effective Army writing transmits a clear message in a single, rapid reading, and is generally free of errors in…Continue reading Effective Military Communication (Slideshow)