The Educational Leadership Role of Soldiers Using Military Armament Technology

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Tri Legionosuko, Tulus Widodo, Priyantoc, Mhd Halkis


Military soldiers are tasked with defending the country from foreign military powers by using military technology that continues to develop. Basic education and training are continued with branch education and development. For the Army, it is not enough to master military technology that continues to innovate in this way. For this reason, while serving in a battalion-level unit, soldiers must learn to maintain professional use of weapons. This study aims to explain the educational role of a battalion commander in nurturing professional soldiers in mastering the constantly evolving weapons technology. Researchers used a qualitative approach with a phenomenological design to conduct observations and interviews to obtain primary data and discuss theories developed in the military environment. It turns out that the educational role of the commander is critical in addition to the routine and structured leadership functions down to the headquarters; it must also have an ideal coaching concept, and there will be various models according to the differences in weapons, places, etc. Finally, the researcher concludes that the educational role of the lower unit commanders is an effort to foster and develop the soldier's profession in his responsibility to maintain and improve the professionalism of soldiers in his field. For this reason, the lower unit commanders are planners, organizers, motivators, controllers, and evaluators in the development and training of soldiers after primary education and development. The battalion commander's freedom to continue educating soldiers to become confident and competent soldiers is the creativity of a lower-level commander

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