The Army Ethic: Ethics And Values To The Army Professionals

The Army Ethic what is it? How does it relate to the Army values? A quote I found off the CAPE Website summed up everything in maybe two sentences. “The Army Ethic. Our professional ethic is expressed in law, Army Values, creeds, oaths, ethos, and shared beliefs embedded within Army culture. It inspires and motivates the conduct of Army Professionals.” I would like to think the Army Ethic mirrors the Army Values that you can’t have one and not have the other, both must be present in order for there to be a coherent relationship. The Army ethic to me seems to be the foundation for our organization, and the foundation is built on with the Army values. The four values that stick out to me are Respect, Honor, Integrity and Selfless service. I think …show more content…
The army ethic is again the foundation of a soldier from day one at Basic Training you are taught about how soldiers look and treat others and how the world looks at us. We are put on high magnification and we as future officers and leaders should know that every one of our choices are scrutinized and observed. So as officers we must choose between doing things the easy way or maintain our integrity and preforming to the standard we are taught from day one. Our ability to follow our guidelines, ethics, warrior ethos, and also maintain our values define us from other militaries and other individuals in the world. Why do we as officers hold our integrity in such high regard? In my opinion I’d also like to ask why some people always seem to talk about or check there moral compass when a problem arises. I think it’s because officers are the elite of the US Army and other service branches and not everyone can be a Major Winters or a LTC Moore, or a Gen. Mattis, however we are selected as candidates and we have to prove we belong in the ranks of the elite and that we can also hold our values that high as well as being both mentally agile, physically fit and capable of being a lifelong learner and leading other troops whether that be as a XO or as a PL in a unit down the line. Integrity and the Army ethics are our foundation and it is up to us to build upon that foundation and make sure it can be used as an example for others to follow whose foundation may have become unstable and need to be reinforced. This means we should have unquestionable integrity, honor, respect, and be selfless. This in turn should show that the army values, the army ethics, have a direct correlation with not only the type of man or woman you will become but

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