Purpose The purpose of this assignment is to demonstrate an understanding of
writing fundamentals and application of APA 7th ed. Guidelines.
The ability to write about a given topic from historical, philosophical,
rhetorical and/or cross-cultural and interdisciplinary perspectives is prudent
for today’s leaders. It allows leaders to demonstrate proficiency in creating a
shared understanding through written communication.
The article, Reinvigorating the Army’s Approach to Command and Control,
Training for Mission Command (Part 3), discusses instilling disciplined
initiative in subordinates. In your essay, define disciplined initiative in your
own words and explain its significance in Mission Command. Provide an
example of how you (can or currently do) create opportunity for disciplined
initiative during training.
Writing Fundamentals Lesson
Article: Reinvigorating the Army’s Approach to Command and Control,
Training for Mission Command (Part 3)
Expectations 1. Following the APA 7th ed. guidelines, write an essay. Your essay must:
-be a MS Word document
-include a Title page and Reference page (DO NOT include an abstract)
-be on the topic above
-include introduction and conclusion paragraphs
-be a maximum of two pages (the Title page and Reference page do
not count toward your two-page maximum)
-follow all rules of grammar, spelling, and punctuation (run a spelling and
grammar check before submission)
-include ONLY one reference and in-text citation, properly formatted IAW
APA 7th ed.
-use Times New Roman, 12pt font throughout
2. Upload and submit your essay for grading in blackboard by clicking on
the Essay Submission link.
3. Your essay will be evaluated on the expectations listed above, the
assignment rubric, and lesson material (review the Writing Fundamentals
lesson and assignment rubric before you start your essay).