Army Medicine Officers Selected for the "30 Under 30 Army Leader Developers 2020" by the Center for Junior Officers
CPT Jon Lindefjeld (Medical Corps), CPT Sebastian Coates (Medical Service Corps), 1LT Cole Stewart (Army Nurse Corps), and 1LT Marissa Duvall (Medical Service Corps) were recently honored by their selection to the 30 Under 30 Army Leader Developers - 2020.
This award is designed to recognize top junior officers who have demonstrated excellence in the "Develops Others" realm of leadership. To be selected for this award, officers were nominated and demonstrated taking the initiative to go above and beyond in proactively supporting the development of others' knowledge, capabilities, and readiness to learn.
"I focus on leader development so that I can lower the barriers to success for others and to learn from lived experiences different than my own. For those wanting to focus on leader development, my advice is to remember that no one has better knowledge, simply different knowledge." - CPT Lindefjeld, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
"I focus on leader development because it is necessary for the U.S. Army and other organizations like it. I was the benefactor of phenomenal leader development as I was surrounded by some of the Army's best leaders as a junior officer. Their care and mentorship made me into the leader I am today. Many of the leaders I have had as a junior officer had served in the 75th Ranger Regiment." - CPT Coates, 557th Medical Company (AS)
"Be present and know your people. Developing others is ultimately easy, all it takes is genuine effort and presence. You do not truly get to know the wants, needs, goals, and desires of others through Outlook or a quick greeting of the day. Talk to your people, but also listen to your people...you will more than likely walk away being developed yourself." - 1LT Stewart, 47th Combat Support Hospital
"It's impossible to know everything about everyone and their experiences. However, you can gain insightful information on how to handle situations, from others who have gone through it. No person is too beneath you, no person is too high up; respecting the Chain of Command is always expected, but we're all people too. Don't dismiss a junior enlisted or senior officer because their mindset is at a different place than yours, everyone in the military has their own unique story. Listen and learn from as many as you can." - 1LT Duvall, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
Congratulations to these officers!
To read more about this award and the resources that the Center for Junior Officers provide, check out this link. https://juniorofficer.army.mil/cjo-30-under-30-award/
For a full listing of all officers selected, visit this link. https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/document/C4E1FAQGbcutlQCTJqA/feedshare-document-pdf-analyzed/0/1610600517634?e=1611201600&v=beta&t=nLesRJQ8jcC5Gp4I7sdvQkZXFY5rdB1YxpCxBuukfMo
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