Army Values

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Desmond Boyd
ARMY ROTC/ Col. Deas
20Feb2013
Army Values
What are Army Values and what are they put in place for? For beginners there are seven Army Values they are Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. These seven values also form an acronym “LDRSHIP”. The Army Values were put into place to help soldiers make the right decision at all times in the Army and outside.
Loyalty is to bear true faith and allegiance to the US Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other soldiers. For example all Soldiers and government civilians swear a sacred oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States. The Army leans on loyalty. Loyalty in the Army is a two way commitment between leaders and subordinates. By working with each other and completing their duty’s they are gaining trust, while becoming very loyal towards each other.
Duty is to fulfill your obligations. Not just completing your work at the minimum standard but to always do your best. Taking the initiative to do things is a great example of fulfilling your duties. Completing your duty also prevents illegal orders because leaders have no choice but to do what is right.
Respect is to treat people as they should be treated with dignity and respect. That means no matter of gender, rank, culture, and religious belief everyone should be treated the same. Being a leader you must maintain an atmosphere of everyone being treated fairly.
Selfless Service is to put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and subordinates before you. Everyone must work together to complete tasks. So without a leader meeting these value things in the Army will not be getting done.
Honor is to live up to these values. Honor provides a moral compass for character and personal conduct in the Army. It means you live by words and actions consistent with high ideals. Honor is the glue that holds the Army Values together. Honor requires that you always demonstrate an understanding of what is

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