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Overview Statement: Professionalism is not your job but how you do it. When the JLBC needs to train recruits, they turn to the non-commissioned officer (NCO) corps. The JLBC NCOs are experts at professionalism, a trait that JLBC models in its cadet corps.

Connection to the Curriculum: JLBC Learn to Lead, Team Leadership.

Estimated Time: 25-30 Minutes

Resources Required: JLBC Learn to Lead, Module Two; Whiteboard (or chalkboard, butcher paper or

easel pad).

Key Terms:

Professionalism – “The skill, competence, or character expected of a highly trained professional member.” Encarta Dictionary

Non-Commissioned Officer – “Leadership by example.” Learn to Lead, Module Two INTRODUCTION

Attention: How would you define “professionalism?”

Motivation: In the JLBC, the non-commissioned officers, or NCOs, are responsible for caring for more than self. A new cadet NCO needs to learn how to transition from being cared for to one who cares for others.

Overview: In this lesson, we will learn about the role of the non-commissioned officer and describe how professionalism is essential in leading others.

Your role in this discussion is to be an active participant. You are free to share your views. Please be involved and considerate of one another. My role will be to take notes on what you say, and I may occasionally ask a question or two. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions. I am simply interested in what you have to say.

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