This is my 5000 word essay on why you should not lie to a noncommissioned officer. On Tuesday the 20th of July 2010 SGT Scott called me that evening and asked me if I worked that day and I told her no I did not work today I was off. Then she asked me if I worked on Monday the 19th of July and I told her yes at acs because that is what I was told to say if anybody asked. And after I told her that I told her that the only reason I said that was because my E-7 that I work with gave me two 10 days to get stuff done while he was on leave and he told me to tell anybody that asked that I was working at acs. I told her that is why I said that and now I got to write this essay. So the first thing I am going to talk about in this essay is the seven army values and the importance of them to the army. In the US army we are taught to live by the Seven 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 you 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 is right legally and morally. ” and Personal Courage “ Face fear, danger or adversity (physical or moral). ” We are all drilled on these seven army values from day one of basic training. First we commit them to memory. Then we learn to live by them.