The military establishment is a unique structure existing solely for the purpose of defending the United States. As such, it stands completely apart from other organizations, supply its members with uniforms, equipment, food, housing and so on. It also has its own system of laws, codified in the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), which is part of the United States Code (USC). Its provisions cover all members of the military, both active and reserve, under certain specific conditions. It does not apply to civilians except in rare cases.
Integrity Obeying Orders and doing the Right thing
Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the quality of having an intuitive sense of honesty and truthfulness in regard to the motivations for one's actions. The word "integrity" stems from the Latin adjective integer (whole, complete). In this context, integrity is the inner sense of "wholeness" deriving from qualities such as honesty and consistency of character. As such, one may judge that others "have integrity" to the extent that one judges whether they behave according to the values, beliefs and principles they claim to hold. Integrity is a primary element of military professionalism and the hallmark of the professional officer. Without it, the profession loses the trust of the society it serves, and lack of public trust ultimately threatens the nation’s ability to maintain the force levels necessary for peace and security. There are a great many things that can come from the willful act of disobedience. When we are little the punishment could range anywhere from a stern reprimand to going to bed without dinner. But as we age and assume new responsibilities, life begins to get much more complex. We find that we start losing money, time, and in some unfortunate instances; our willful disobedience can sometimes put other lives in grave danger. When...
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