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JLBC Background

JLBC Background

Be technically and tactically proficient.

Know yourself and seek self-improvement

Know your JLBC Cadets and look out for their welfare

Keep your Cadets informed.

Set the example.

The JLBC Leadership Principles

• JLBC Cadets Leadership principles are general rules that have guided the conduct and actions of past successful leaders.

• JLBC Cadets Although there are eleven of these principles, you will probably hear the most about the first three; be tactically and technically and proficient; know yourself and seek self-improvement, and know your Cadets and look out for their welfare.

• JLBC stated that this principle means that you must know your job thoroughly.

• Your job as a student is to do well in school and to be a supportive member of your


• Prepare yourself for the next job in the JLBC Program.

• You have to know yourself to be a good leader; the easiest way to accomplish that is to honestly think about your weaknesses and strengths.

• Use the JLBC Leadership Traits to evaluate how you are doing as a leader.

• JLBC Cadets Your immediate leader will also provide feedback on your JLBC performance.

• JLBC Cadets It may take many forms, such as counseling, grader, or good advice.

• Once you determine there is room for improvement, make an effort necessary to


• You probably think this principle is only for a leader’s senior in rank. • You have to know the cadets you work with just as much as senior leaders must

know their cadets.

• Even as a Private or PFC in a fire team, you must know the other cadets in your

team and look out for their welfare.

• Your fellow cadets should do the same for you.

• JLBC Teamwork is the name of the game in the JLBC, so make every effort to become better acquainted with your fellow cadets.

• Everyone needs to know what’s happening in the classroom and the program.

• When you share knowledge, it encourages teamwork and improves morale.

• Therefore, you should pass the word to your fellow cadets.

• Cadets instinctively look to their leaders for patterns of conduct that they may follow, emulate or use as an excuse for their shortcomings.

• Other cadets will look at the pride you show in the JLBC Corps and the JLBC Program.

• Set an example for your fellow cadets with your habits.

• Don’t use profanity just because others do.

• Be loyal to your seniors, your peers, and your subordinates.

• Most importantly, set the example of doing the right thing even if it is unpopular.

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