The following are characteristics of the "discipler":
They see their major
They introduce you into the organization.
They make every effort to make you feel welcome.
They clue you into the hidden agendas of the unit.
They introduce you to the people who can help you and resource
They have no need to make themselves look good by seeing you
The following are characteristics of the "star":
They are interested in advancing their careers. They will spend
an inordinate amount of time fulfilling these desires.
They see you as a resource to get ahead.
Therefore, you will
seldom receive credit for the good things you do.
Generally speaking, they are not very approachable--they have
other agendas on their mind.
Often, they will treat you as a stranger around important people.
For example, at chaplain training conferences they will only
converse with their peers or those above them in rank.
They are usually planning their next assignment.
If one is
overly concerned about the future, it's difficult to give enough
time and attention to the present.
The following are characteristics of the "abdicator":
They do their own thing--they are the classic "Lone Rangers."
They are not interested in team ministry.
They may give lip-
service to the concept of team, but that is as far as they will
Their posture says "don't bother me."
They are not interested in teaching, helping or discipling
These chaplains were probably great battalion
chaplains, but have not made the transition to the supervisory
Often, late in their careers, they will become "ROAD" (retired on
active duty), just hanging on for their 20-year retirement.