i. Embrace and use the talents of all members to build team cohesion.
2. Leaders who demonstrate desirable physical attributes are qualities a correctional supervisor
must possess. One's bearing, good or bad, tends to establish the standard which prisoners emulate.
Your carriage should be upright. Your general appearance and the condition of your clothing and
equipment should set the example for the rest of your unit. You should show alertness and energy in
your actions and movements.
a. Maintain an appropriate level of physical fitness and military bearing.
b. Present a neat and professional appearance.
c. Meet established norms of personal hygiene, grooming, and cleanliness.
d. Maintain Army height and weight standards (not applicable to DA civilians).
e. Render appropriate military and civilian courtesies.
f. Demonstrate nonverbal expressions and gestures appropriate to the situation.
g. Are personally energetic.
h. Cope with hardship.
i. Complete physically demanding endeavors.
j. Continue to function under adverse conditions.
k. Lead by example in performance, fitness, and appearance.
3. Leaders who demonstrate appropriate emotional attributes--
a. Show self-confidence.
b. Remain calm during conditions of stress, chaos, and rapid change.
c. Exercise self-control, balance, and stability.
d. Maintain a positive attitude.
e. Demonstrate mature, responsible behavior that inspires trust and earns respect.
4. Your appearance and manner must depict competence and confidence, sometimes beyond
what you actually feel. By controlling your voice and gestures, you can exert a firm and steadying
influence over those around you. All good leaders know that their apparent confidence in
themselves is reflected in their prisoners. Few things can steady the morale of troops more than the
realization that their leader, with full knowledge of the difficulties of a situation, neither looks nor
acts worried as, perhaps, he has a right to do. Too much severity and strictness of manner diminish
the sympathy and confidence you might have from your prisoners. Frequent irritation and loss of
temper indicate lack of self-discipline. One who cannot control himself cannot expect to control