I would like to quote a few references whose information seems to fit very well with this essay: “We must be effective members of the Joint team. We need to think of our Army as an expeditionary force. We need to encourage innovation and increase resiliency. And most important, we need to reinforce the Warrior Ethos in every Soldier."
~ CSA Peter Schoomaker
I think this quote by CSA Peter Schoomaker is very important because this is the epitome of being a soldier and a way of life. Without responsible soldiers we cannot function or be effective members of a joint team. Our Army that we love so much would fail and we would leave our country, family, friends, and other innocent people throughout the world unprotected and vulnerable.
From FM 6-22:
A Leader of Character, A Leader with Presence, and A Leader with Intellect. Upon taking the oath to become an Army leader, Soldiers, and Army civilians enter into a sacred agreement with the Nation and their subordinates. The men and women of the Army are capable of extraordinary feats of courage and...