Ethics are standards by which one should act based on values. Values are core beliefs such as duty, honor, and integrity that motivate attitudes and actions. Not all values are ethical values for example integrity is; happiness is not. Ethical values relate to what is right and wrong and thus take precedence over non ethical values when making ethical decisions. Each profession has it ethical values and employees are required to leave by them. As a soldier in the US Army, I have pledge to leave by the seven Army Values.
Department Of defense Directive DoDD 5500.7, Standards of Conduct, provides guidance to military personnel on standards of conduct and ethics. Violations of the punitive provisions by military personnel can result in prosecution under the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). As a soldier I pledged to abide by those regulations for the rest of my life because, even if I get off the army later, once a soldier is always a soldier and I will still live my life base on the army ethics and values. As a soldier I think the military have one of the best codes of ethics and we leave by it. In the military, we take a different view” of drugs, alcohol, sexual indiscretions, infidelity and dishonesty. Honoring the code of ethics builds trust amongst fellow soldiers, local and foreign communities. I leave my daily life as soldier at work as well as in the community and at home base on the army ethical values: Loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage.
Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit and other Soldiers. Bearing true faith and allegiance is a matter of believing in and devoting yourself to something or someone. A loyal Soldier is one who supports the leadership and stands up for fellow Soldiers. By wearing the uniform of the U.S. Army you are expressing your loyalty. And by doing your share, you show your loyalty to your unit.
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