From the Commander
To the Soldiers, Civilians, and Families of the Mission Battalion. I am humbled and honored to serve you as your Battalion Commander. I cannot begin to express how impressed I am with this outstanding Battalion. Your constant drive for excellence amazes me. I am in awe of you. All of you are extremely busy and you work hard on a daily basis. Your ability to adapt to change and accomplish the mission in this complex world is truly amazing. Your personal drive and work ethic is critical to our Army and to the Nation.
My number #1 priority is People. People = Soldiers, Civilians and their Families. I believe that when we take care of our people, they take care of the mission. Our most important system is you, the Soldier. Empowering Soldiers is taking care of them. Everyone in this Battalion is a leader…everyone is an NCO or an Officer. You are all Leaders. Recruiting is your job. We must hold each other to the high standards expected of professional U.S. Army Soldiers. EVERYONE must do their part.
My number #2 priority is our Mission – Mission Accomplishment: we must accomplish our mission every day, every week, every phase line, every quarter, and every year. Contracts are the bottom line of our Mission, and contracts are the ultimate measure of our performance. Trust the process Mission Accomplishment Plan, or MAP and focus on Prospecting in order to build our funnel every week. Protect and maintain the commitment of our Future Soldiers!
My number #3 priority is Innovation. We must empower our NCOs to drive new ideas. Fail fast & often; try new things. We must always look to improve our fighting position. We must constantly search for efficiencies: discovering new ways and means to achieve the mission, while spending the minimum amount of resources (time, effort, people, money, equipment, etc.).
In closing, I fully believe I exist to support and resource you, the NCO on recruiter status, you are in an incredibly important position; you are the Mission Battalion’s Center of Gravity. This is a team effort, we are all intricately involved in this entire process. Mission success or mission failure, we are all in this together. We are entrusted with an incredibly important tasking, finding new Soldiers who will lead our Army.
LTC Brian Mulhern - CSM Winston Castillo