Evaluations – Army Leadership Requirements Model

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The Army Leadership Requirements Model is vital in accurately observing and capturing a subordinate’s performance and potential.  The Army realizes the importance of developing leaders in the areas of both competence and character and have updated Army Doctrine Reference Publication (ADRP) 6-22 Leadership Requirements Model and Example Behavioral Indicators  (CAC Enabled) to outline detailed descriptions and examples of ten Army leadership competencies and thirteen attributes. ADRP 6-22 also provides detailed explanations of principles in Army Doctrine Publication (ADP) 6-22, including how they align to personnel management processes such as centralized selections, OER/NCOER ratings and broadening assignments.

Core Leadership Competencies and Attributes

Core leadership competencies are centered on the 1) Lead, 2) Develop and 3) Achieve categories. The ten core leader competencies are:

  1. Leads Others: Gains commitments to do what needs to be done from unit members.
  2. Builds Trust: Brings the best out in others and sets the conditions for teamwork.
  3. Extends Influence Beyond Chain of Command: Beneficial work is accomplished outside the unit through the positive relationships established by the leader.
  4. Leads by Example: Co-workers learn what to be, know and do from the leader.
  5. Communicates: Understanding in the unit is improved from the leader’s sharing of information and willingness to engage in candid dialogue.
  6. Creates a Positive Environment: Positive teamwork/cooperation and a psychologically healthy climate exist from the leader’s actions and attitudes.
  7. Prepares Self: The leader is squared away for duty (skills, knowledge, total fitness, mental toughness) and engages in continual self-development.
  8. Develops Others: Proactively supports the development of others’ knowledge, capabilities and readiness to learn.
  9. Stewards of the Profession: Applies good stewardship to resources within reach and his/her actions show commitment to the professional strengths of the U.S. Army.
  10. Gets Results: Gets the job done with appropriate adjustments and optimal application of manpower available.

Attributes are centered on the leader’s display of 1) Character, 2) Presence and 3) Intellectual Capacity. The thirteen attributes include the following:

  1. Army Values: Displays loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage
  2. Empathy: Identifies with or enters into another person’s feelings, emotions, and point of view
  3. Warrior Ethos/Service Ethos: Shares the attitudes and spirit of the Army profession for Soldiers and Amy Civilians alike
  4. Discipline: Controls one’s own behavior in accordance with Army values, and obeys and enforces good orderly practices in administrative, organizational, training and operational duties
  5. Military and Professional Bearing: Possesses a commanding presence and projects a professional image of authority
  6. Fitness: Has sound health, strength and endurance that supports one’s emotional health and conceptual abilities under prolonged stress
  7. Confidence: Projects self-confidence and certainty in the unit’s ability to succeed
  8. Resilience: Shows a tendency to recover quickly from setbacks, shock, injuries and adversity while maintaining mission and organizational focus
  9. Mental Agility: Anticipates or adapts to uncertain or changing situations and applies multiple perspectives and approaches
  10. Sound Judgment: Assesses situations shrewdly and draws sound conclusions.
  11. Innovation: Introduces new ideas based on opportunities or challenging circumstances
  12. Interpersonal Tact: Understands and effectively interacts with others, is conscious of character, reactions, and motives of self and others, and displays self-control, balance and stability
  13. Expertise: Possesses facts, beliefs, logical assumptions, and understanding in relevant areas

Related Policies and Resources

Service members requiring assistance on their evaluations should contact their personnel team.  For additional information on the Army Leadership Requirements Model, reference the following resources:

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of the ADRP 6-22?
What has changed with the new ADRP 6-22?
Is this doctrine applicable for officers only?
How can I use this information?

What is the purpose of ADRP 6-22?

ADRP 6-22 provides a common framework on leadership and the expectations of leaders.  Every civilian and Soldier should utilize this doctrine and incorporate the common competencies and attributes in their day-to-day activities.

What has changed with the new ADRP 6-22?

One key change is that the updated Leadership Requirements Model has incorporated the U.S. Army Profession campaign.  Additionally, more detailed guidance and information has been provided on strategic leadership such as delegation, empowerment, strategic judgment, stewardship and leadership development.

Is this doctrine applicable for officers only?

No, the doctrine applies to all officers, non commissioned officers (NCOs), and enlisted Soldiers, as well as Army civilians. 

How can I use this information?

The doctrine is an excellent tool when conducting counseling, performance objectives and evaluation reports.  We strongly encourage and recommend that leaders take the time to read ADP 6-22 and reference ADRP 6-22 to understand leadership competencies and attributes.

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