Viewpoint 2/ The Guardian , a civilian enter- prise newspaper, is an authorized publication for members of the U.S. Army. Contents of the Guardian are not necessarily official views of, or en- dorsed by, the U.S. Government, De- partment of Defense, Department of the Army or Fort Polk. The Guardian is published weekly by the Public Affairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. Printed circulation is 13,000. Everything advertised in this publication shall be made available for purchase, use or patronage with- out regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or any other nonmerit factor of the purchaser, user or patron. A confirmed violation of this policy of equal opportunity by an ad- vertiser will result in the refusal to print advertising from that source. All editorial content of the Guardian is prepared, edited, pro- vided and approved by the Public Af- fairs Office, Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk. The Guardian is printed by the Natchitoches Times , a private firm in no way connected with the Depart- ment of the Army, under exclusive written contract with Fort Polk. The civilian printer is responsible for com- mercial advertising. The appearance of advertising in this publication, including inserts and supplements, does not constitute en- dorsement by the Department of the Army or the Natchitoches Times of the products or services advertised. Guardian Editorial Staff Brig. Gen. Patrick D. Frank Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk commanding general Col. Jarrett Thomas II Garrison commander Kim Reischling Public affairs officer Chuck Cannon Editor Jean Dubiel Angie Thorne Staff writers Editorial Offices Building 4919, Magnolia Street Fort Polk, LA 71459-5060 Voice (337) 531-4033 Fax (337) 531-1401 Email: Kimberly.Reischling@us.army.mil Trading post ads: email@example.com Fort Polk Homepage http://www.jrtc-polk.army.mil Advertising For advertising contact (337) 404-7242 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Guardian May 3, 2019 In our view Guardian staff asked Fort Polk community members, “What makes someone a good leader?” Here are their responses: Master Sgt. Roger Green: "Someone who doesn't forget the trials and tribulations of being a junior Soldier, can ap- ply their experi- ence to their leadership style, and knows when to employ empathy versus sympathy." Sgt. 1st Class Eric Hayes: "A good leader is someone that doesn't ask their Soldiers to do something that they would- n't do themeselves." First Sgt. Yolanda Brownlee: "Someone who takes care of Soldiers first, trains and leads them and enforces the stan- dards." Pvt. Helen Nogales: “A good leader maintains their profes- sionalism and has accountabili- ty and credibility — people need to be able to trust you.” Staff Sgt. Shelly Anderson: “Good leaders are those that lead from the front. I will not tell a Soldier to do something that I would not do myself.” Spc. Joshua Mc- Donnell: “I just became a leader myself, and I think it’s impor- tant to take a hands-on ap- proach and coach Soldiers with what they are do- ing rather than sitting behind a desk and waiting for them to come to you.” Capt. Irwin Johnson: "Some- one who sets the standard and leads by example — practice what you preach." Pfc. Dorissa Tschetter: “Some- body that is approachable and willing to help Soldiers by showing them what to do in- stead of just telling them what to do.” For advertising contact Theresa Larue il: l t f rt l r i .