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American President Barack Obama's Diversified Leadership Roles
As President of the United States, President Barack Obama wears many different leadership hats in conjunction with a wide range of leadership roles and duties. This hub takes a brief look at some of those leadership roles the President fills as Head of the United States of America.
President Barack Obama at West Point
President Obama as Commander-in-Chief
The first role and responsibilitiy of the American President is as Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. It is vested in the office of the President of the United States to command the American troops in order to maintian the national security and protect the vital interests of the American citizens.
President Obama at the G8 Economic Summit
President Obama as Diplomat-in-Chief
A second important role and responsibility of the American President is to act as the Diplomat-in-Chief by receiving foreign dignitaries and attending to matters related to foreign affairs. Even though the United States has a Secretary of State to represent the American people to other nations, the President is still seen as the most important figure in American foreign relations.
President Obama with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
President Obama as Educator-in-Chief
Huffington Post columnist Robert Reich suggests that another necessary role and responsibility of the president is as educator-in-chief. In regards to the current economic situation Reich thinks President Obama should teach the people the proper solution to get people back to work. In the State of the Union address Obama also eluded to his repsonsibility to educate the people by admitting that he should have done a better job explaining his healthcare plan and why the country needed it.
American President Obama Delivering His State of the Union Address
Prseident Obama as Visionary-in-Chief
A less formally stated but no less apart of the American President's role is as Visionary-in-Chief. Every January 20th or so, the President steps before a join session of Congress and the American people to deliver his State of the Union address. Moreover, President Obama has made extraordinary use of the television camera to share his bold agenda with the American people. it is the expressed duty of the president to set the course for the future of the American republic by formulating and executing a vision that will keep it in the forefront global politics.