The Role of the American Officer in Chief
The Role of the American Officer in Chief
I am going to talk to you today about the most talked about job in the United States, and that job is the President of the United States of America. I am going to discuss many aspects of this wonderful and stressful job. First I’m going to talk about the values so here I go.
The President’s values include, being well respected, or in another sense, if the people find out after they elect you that they don’t like you, then you could be the most hated man in America. But mostly you are well respected, and you are in control of a lot stuff. But you aren’t in total control like most people think.
For tasks and responsibilities, the Constitution assigns the President two roles. He is chief executive of the federal government and Commander in Chief of the armed forces. As Commander in Chief, the President has the authority to send troops into combat, and is the only one who can decide whether to use nuclear weapons. As chief executive, he enforces laws, treaties, and court rulings; develops federal policies; prepares the national budget; and appoints federal officials. He also approves or vetoes acts of Congress and grants pardons. So the President is a pretty busy person.
The President mostly deals with people because he talks to them asking their opinions on stuff, and also he works with a lot of people, since the government is made up of a lot of people. You have to have good people skills and a high charisma to be the President. The president also deals with data, but mostly it is other people’s job to give the President the information. He just overlooks the stuff and decides what would be best for the country or whatever the dilemma may be.
The environment the President lives in is the White House and he travels from place to place. He will travel to foreign countries if he is needed in some conference over some global threat or problem. But mostly he is in the United States, at the White House, and maybe he is traveling around the United States giving speeches to young people or to the press. Also the President’s environment is very stress filled.
The President’s working hours is every day and every night for 4 years or if he is re-elected, 8 years, but in that time period he is never off duty. He still is president even when he may not be doing anything other then eating pretzels in front of the television at night. He still is on call, like a doctor.
The President must be able to handle a lot of stress and must be able to make critical decisions in frantic situations. He must be calm and collected. He must also be smart. We don’t really want a president that doesn’t know his socks from his shoes, even though I think we have made that mistake before in electing people that weren’t really capable of doing the job correctly and honestly.
There really isn’t a set education limit to become President, but you might want to think about getting experience from other fields before you even consider running for president. What I mean is that you might want to run for a lower office such as a mayor then maybe going to governor, then maybe for senator, and then maybe for president, if you think you are ready. But you do have to be 35 years old, you have to be a natural-born citizen, and you have to have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.
The salary of the President isn’t really what you might think. It’s actually rather low for what all the President actually does. He will make about $200,000 dollars a year. It’s not bad money, but he does get $50,000 for annual expenses. For retired presidents, they get about $139,000 in pension pay, a year. So that is rather good.
There really isn’t much of a career outlook other then you will only be President for a maximum of 10 years. That is the most you can be President, but it would be a really good job to have. You get fame and recognition from many people. That could be good, it just depends on what kind of person you are. But everyone will know your name, and a lot of intimate details about your life, so you may not like that aspect of it.
The international outlook is just like the other career outlook. You will be recognized a lot. And when you are president you get to meet with foreign countries and talk with them about certain issues of their government and their problems. So you are helping out other countries and if you don’t like the countries. You can declare war on them. I don’t really think that is a good idea, but that is a totally different story.