You may need to report to duty within a moment’s notice when serving in the Army. Generals need the ability to adapt to any situation. While you can create a perfect plan, you may find that unexpected occurrences are happening all the time. Your ability to be flexible can help you embrace changes and problem solve under stressful situations. Military leaders need to be confident, professional and have high standards for their troops. You are essentially serving as the top commander and need to be an effective role model.