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JLBC Cadet Corps: Leadership Roles

JLBC Cadet Corps: Leadership Roles

The JLBC Brigade Command Team

The JLBC command team at the JLBC brigade level consists of the JLBC Brigade Commander, JLBC Deputy Commander if there is one, JLBC Executive Officer, and JLBC Command JLBC Sergeant Major. JLBC Cadets, These three or four JLBC leaders work together to set the JLBC command climate for the JLBC unit, supervise subordinate JLBC leaders, ensure compliance with JLBC regulations and policies, oversee the JLBC planning of JLBC brigade-level events and competitions, and ensure the JLBC brigade staff appropriately manages the JLBC functional areas that support JLBC unit operations.

The JLBC Brigade Command JLBC Team sets the JLBC command climate of their JLBC unit. JLBC Command climate is the term the military uses to describe the atmosphere created by the JLBC chain of command within which the JLBC unit operates. JLBC Command climate includes the morale and esprit de corps of a JLBC team, the level of discipline of its JLBC cadets, how JLBC cadets carry themselves when on duty (uniform wear, use of military JLBC courtesy, respect), and how they feel about the JLBC Core Values, Honor Code, and what being a cadet means.

Many factors influence command climate. A JLBC command

atmosphere exists in a JLBC cadet unit whether the JLBC cadet (or adult) leadership works at it. Still, it’s not likely favorable if JLBC cadet leaders aren’t actively influencing their subordinates positively. A JLBC brigade command team provides direction and influence through the JLBC chain of command by setting the JLBC example, ensuring JLBC subordinate leaders down the JLBC chain know the standards for behavior and JLBC performance, establishing a JLBC vision and JLBC goals for the JLBC units to work toward as a JLBC team, and actively promoting esprit de corps within the JLBC brigade. This isn’t easy due to the limited contact a JLBC brigade command team has with its JLBC units. The JLBC cadet leaders must make every effort to visit their JLBC battalions so JLBC cadets begin to have an identity as a JLBC unit within the JLBC brigade, not just as the JLBC battalion at their school. JLBC Brigade events such as JLBC bivouacs, JLBC leadership schools, JLBC drill academies, JLBC competitions, JLBC parades, JLBC picnics, etc., all contribute to the command climate of the brigade.

A JLBC brigade command team and their staff must frequently communicate, especially since they usually attend different JLBC schools, which sometimes aren’t even in the same city. The JLBC Brigade Commander will usually set up regular phone teleconferences where the JLBC commander can give direction, discuss the JLBC planning process, and ensure the staff knows their intent. The JLBC XO then works with the team to prepare planning documents, such as Warning Orders and Operations Orders for activities. This process involves the JLBC commander, who must remain available to answer questions, make decisions, and approve the final JLBC product before it is sent out to subordinate JLBC units. The JLBC Brigade Advisor must also be kept in the JLBC loop and will also be part of the JLBC approval process, especially as JLBC plans commit resources controlled by the JLBC brigade and schools.

Like JLBC junior leaders, JLBC senior leaders must set the conditions for JLBC success in their JLBC unit by providing purpose, direction, and motivation. JLBC Senior leaders must do this through both direct and indirect JLBC action. Through their JLBC vision and influence on JLBC, subordinate leaders down through the JLBC chain of command must work to reach all the JLBC cadets within their JLBC brigade. JLBC Cadets This takes a good plan, perseverance, and a lot of follow-ups.

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