Essay about Army Values

1358 Words May 15th, 2013 6 Pages
In the US army we are taught to live by the 7 army values. They are broken down to us in the acronym ‘LDRSHIP’. Loyalty “Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the Army, and other soldiers.” Duty “Fulfill your obligations.” Respect “Treat people as they should be treated.” Selfless Service “Put the welfare of the nation, the Army and your subordinates above your own.” Honor “Live up to the army values.”
Integrity “Do what’s right legally and morally.” and Personal Courage “Face fear, danger or adversity (physical or moral).” We are all drilled on these 7 army values from day one of basic training. First we commit them to memory. Then we learn to live by them.
All 7 values have an impact on each
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I have done few things for others in my life so bear with me Sergeant. In my opinion selfless service is lookin out for others not just yourself. honestly i joined the army for myslef. I did not join for country god or college. i got here to Fort Hood and i made some good friends in the platoon. its no longer about me its about us. a unit is a collective element that each person has a job that cant be done unless the guys to the left the right the front and behind you are all doing thier job. without that cohesion it could fall apart violently. i am not trying to get anyone killed especially not my friends so i do my job to my fullest possible understanding inorder to get everyone back ok.
Honor is the second most important army value to me honor the dictionary says honor is fairness or integrity in ones belifes and actions. Honor pretty much evalutaes how much of a human being you are. going back on ones word is a huge no go. how can you lead telling one not to fall asleep on guard and then turn around and fall asleep on guard. You will find it hard to lead your men the more you fall back on your word. also honor is also stepping up to the plate and accounting for your actions be them accepting an award (getting an army achievment medal for being a part of a cohesive squad) or accepting punishment (writing an essay for disrespecting a noncommissioned officer and just plain lacking army values in general) everyone does good and bad things in life its how you

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