This section of Grounded Curiosity communicates professional development opportunities to junior commanders to help trigger or increase their intellectual engagement in the profession of arms.


Because scholarly pursuits and service to one’s nation are not mutually exclusive but symbiotic. Professional development entails self-initiation; however, some junior commanders are unsure of what opportunities exist in the military. There are also common misconceptions around restrictions on applying for civilian opportunities due to military service.

This section provides an easy-to-access library of practical information on a variety of topics including how to apply for scholarships, tips for military writing in a public forum, and memberships. Additionally, we hope this information will help provide career aiming marks for junior commanders as they develop their professional development program in conjunction with their five-year career plot.