How Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Techniques Will Assist in My Duties as a Field Grade Officer over the Next 10 Years of My Carrier.

All time long during military service as an officer who has certain responsibilities for accomplishing different kind of tasks, and lives of people at first, I have to make decisions. Sometimes with lack of time, under pressure, in stressful circumstance, my service expects a solution and every time it has to be a good one.   At the same time this is not one time event, visa versa, it is integral part of the military service. To have an ability to think critically gives a great advantage in this case. Critical thinking related closely to creative thinking, decision making and problem solving, and all together provide great help for successful implementation of my duty in present and future. Therefore, what they are and how these relate to my service?
“Successful organizations recognize that critical thinking and creative solutions to problems significantly enhance business potential. Today's decision makers must use a variety of thinking styles, methodologies and creative processes.”   “Critical thinking involves logical thinking and reasoning including skills such as comparison, classification, sequencing, cause or effect, patterning, webbing, analogies, deductive and inductive reasoning, forecasting, planning, hypothesizing, and analyzing.”   We can find a large number of examples. I was really impressed with reading about William Bratton. When he was appointed as police commissioner of New York City in 1994 the overall situation for that time was very unpleasant; officers were underpaid, crime was far out of control, and people preferred rather go out of the City to suburbs to look for better and safer life. In couple of years even without increasing of budget for police department, he turned New York City in the safest large city. Such people make history; to understand what the problem is, to find the right solution, to act maybe in irregular manner, to think critically- that was the way of success.
“Creative thinking is the ability to imagine or invent...