Facilitator Best Practices

A story that presents a group of participants with a problem, dilemma or conflict in a situation that has personal and/or professional moral/ethical considerations is called an Ethical Case Study and using the Case Method with it allows practice of ethical decision-making and promotes the development of Soldier Character. The situations require analysis and, in […]

Army Writing Style

The Goal of the army writing style is to Transmit a clear message in a single rapid reading that is generally free of errors in grammar, mechanics, and usage. Here at ArmyWritingStyle.com we work to provide you the greatest FREE resources to help you in your Army writing endeavors, such as Army Evaluations (OERs and […]

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, […]

Outstanding Leaders keep Journals

“Journaling on real paper with a real pen seems like a throwback to a different era. Until you try it. For leaders, finding that calm place where you purposely take the time to reflect is a powerful antidote to the rush-rush-rush of the rest of the day.” — Joel Barker, Futurist, film maker, and author […]

Common Errors: Spelling

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. Studies show that people tend to continually misspell a relatively small number of words— between 25 and 50—in their […]

Common Errors: Subject-Verb Agreement

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. Claire Cook, in Line by Line: How to Improve Your Own Writing, states: Errors in agreement, a singular subject […]

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 […]

Soldier for Life book (SMA Jack L. Tilley)

This book is more than just an autobiography of Jack L. Tilley, the 12th Sergeant Major of the Army, it is a series of leadership lessons based on selected stories from his more than 35-year career. The last Vietnam veteran to serve in that position from 2000-2004, SMA Tilley was at the Pentagon when terrorists […]