LDRSHIP is the acronym which stands for:
Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage
Bear true faith and allegiance to the US Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other soldiers. Be loyal to the nation and its heritage. Loyalty is a two-way street: you should not expect loyalty without being prepared to give it as well.
The loyalty of your people is a gift they give you when, and only when, you deserve it— when you train them well, treat them fairly, and live by the concepts you talk about.
Remember Soldiers fight for each other—loyalty is that commitment.
Loyalty extends to all members of all components of the Army. Both the reserve component—Army National Guard and Army Reserve—and Army civilians all play an increasingly active role in the Army’s mission.
Fulfill your obligations.
The essence of duty is acting in the absence of orders or direction from others, based on an inner sense of what is morally and professionally right....
Duty begins with everything required of you by law, regulation, and orders; but it includes much more than that. As a professionals do your work not just to the minimum standard, but to the very best of your ability. Commit to excellence in all aspects of your professional responsibility so that when the job is done they can look back and say, “I couldn’t have given any more.”
Take the initiative, figuring out what needs to be done before being told what to do.
What’s more, take full responsibility for your actions and those of your subordinates.
Never shade the truth to make the unit look good—or even to make others feel good.
Instead, follow your higher duty to the Army and the nation.
RESPECT: Treat people as they should be treated.
Army leaders honor everyone’s individual worth by treating all people with dignity and respect. The leader who feels and gives the respect which is due to others cannot fail to inspire in them regard for himself. While he who feels,