Army Field Manual FM 22-100 (the U.S. Army Leadership Field Manual)
"Soldiers represent what's best about the Army. Day in and day out, in the dark and in the mud and in faraway places, they execute tough missions ... Show synopsis "Soldiers represent what's best about the Army. Day in and day out, in the dark and in the mud and in faraway places, they execute tough missions whenever and wherever the Nation calls. They deserve our very best-leaders of character and competence who act to achieve excellence. That theme resounds throughout FM 22-100, Army Leadership, and echoes our time-honored principle of BE, KNOW, DO. This leadership manual lays out the framework that applies to all Army leaders-officer and NCO, military and civilian, active and reserve component. At the core of our leadership doctrine are the same Army Values embedded in our force: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage (LDRSHIP). The framework also outlines physical, mental, and emotional attributes that together with values form 'character'-what a leader must BE. Being a person of character is fundamental to the Army. What makes Army leaders of 'competence' are skills with people, ideas, things, and war-fighting. We refer to those four sets of skills as interpersonal, conceptual, technical, and tactical. Many are common to leaders in all situations; some additional skills are required for those who gain increasing responsibility. Leaders of character and competence are those with the appropriate skills, leaders who KNOW their people, their equipment, and their profession. All that is still not enough. We call on our leaders to translate character and competence into leader actions. Army Leaders influence people-by providing purpose, direction, and motivation-while operating to accomplish the mission and improving the organization. Leaders inspire others toward common goals and never lose sight of the future even as they labor tirelessly for the demands of today. That is what we expect our leaders to DO."-From the Preface.