Army Strong Videos

Public Affairs Broadcast Specialist Sergeant King

Leadership Skills

Captain Valerie Wallis (Reserve, Officer), talks about job role/experience/benefits: discusses why she joined the army (ROTC) - to build Leadership, why she joined the Reserves after Active Duty - to go back home and get a civilian job bu...

SEARCH ARMY VIDEOS
CATEGORIES
SELECT CATEGORY
Showing  of 
  • Episode 9:

    See what the Army and the NBA have in common.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: 35F Military Intelligence Officer

    Episode 9:
  • Operations Research Systems Analyst / Denver Nuggets Director of Quantitative Analysis

    Go behind the numbers and learn what the U.S. Army and the NBA have in common.

    CATEGORY: Career & Jobs

    TAGS: 35F Military Intelligence Officer

    Operations Research Systems Analyst / Denver Nuggets Director of Quantitative Analysis
    05:48
  • Leadership Skills

    Captain Valerie Wallis (Reserve, Officer), talks about job role/experience/benef...

    CATEGORY: Army Reserve

    TAGS: Army Reserve Leadership

    Leadership Skills
    01:35
  • Making Officers, Building Leaders

    Soldiers describe the ROTC program and their experiences - what it takes to beco...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Training

    Making Officers, Building Leaders
    02:20
  • An Enhanced Education

    Soldiers in the Army ROTC Nurse program talks about: the program, benefits of be...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Nurse

    An Enhanced Education
    02:33
  • Making Officers, Building Leaders

    Soldiers describe the ROTC program and their experiences - what it takes to beco...

    Making Officers, Building Leaders
    02:20
  • Leader's Training Course

    Soldiers describe the ROTC program and their experiences: Leadership's Training ...

    CATEGORY: ROTC

    TAGS: ROTC Training

    Leader's Training Course
    03:00
Showing  of 

Leadership Skills

Captain Valerie Wallis (Reserve, Officer), talks about job role/experience/benefits: discusses why she joined the army (ROTC) - to build Leadership, why she joined the Reserves after Active Duty - to go back home and get a civilian job bu...

Capt. Valerie Wallis: I'm Captain Valerie Wallace and I'm in the Army Reserve. Aside from paying for tuition at a private school I decided to come into ROTC because I thought that it would take this shy little girl from Texas and build her Leadership skills and help her be able to stand in front of people and to lead.
One of the reasons that I decided to come into the Army Reserve from Active Duty Army was because I was ready to plant some roots. To come on home to Texas, and be able to get a job in the civilian business world, I picked up my MBA while I was Active Duty. And I wanted to spread my wings a little bit and try out the business world and I feel that the Army Reserve has given me the opportunity to be at one place for a little bit of time and also still be in the Army.
I work for a company that is an industry leader in producing fiber optic cable and fiber optic hardware products. With my background in the military and leadership experience definitely helps in my civilian job. I feel comfortable talking to large groups or small groups or one-on-one with customers or co-workers.
My role in my Reserve Unit as an Assistant Professor of Military Science and Scholarship Officer at Texas Christian University allows me to coach, teach, mentor and to spread the word of what the Army did for me and I absolutely love it.
I try to talk to cadets any chance that I get. I feel that it's important to develop a relationship with them so that if there's ever a question that they have or some problem that they have that they feel comfortable coming to me to talk about it. And it's really rewarding to see a cadet push through an issue or a difficulty or some type of failure and develop their own plan and get the job done.
Back To Top