I'd be interested to know what skills are recognized at more senior positions. For juniors I agree, that they are used to being where they should on time, doing as they are told and not whining to much when they have to do some extra work. It might give them an advantage against civvie peers when working. But I'd expect that as standard for more senior positions in civvie street. What does the ex military have that gives them an advantage when looking at more senior roles (Compared to civvies)
I disagree except at the most junior level, when you are trying to encourage young people with no experience to show what leadership/management skill that they have but have never used.
From then on generally the Army just expands your current skills, good leaders become better leaders and bad leaders become worse.
I think in a lot of ways the Army can set people up to fail and its more apparent the higher up you get when you try for a civvie job.
Years of telling a subordinate to "make it work" rarely translate to civvie street.
As an OC/CO you can be set a task/mission and **** it up, but rescue it because you have a pool of manpower who are paid a set rate to do anything you like, in any conditions. People who paying the wages tend to get arsey in civvie street about that type of thing. Yet the OC/CO can claim he was in charge of 150/650 bods on X-task,
You said at the start of your post "The individual", I reckon that about most of it (once you get past junior ranks/young people). If someone is any good at something they will probably succeed in civvie street or the military, if they are bad at it, they have a better chance of covering it up in the military than in civvie street.
Leadership and management are different disciplines. That was a major thrust of my post.
RLC supply regiments have to get X amount of ammo/stores to Y Location(s) by Z time. Accomplishing that requires management.
When it's a long exercise and the blokes are chinstrapped and are doing it for the third time in 24hrs, in NBC 3R (or whatever it's called this week), is when leadership is required.