To begin with there are seven army values, of these seven we have loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. As you read this you will learn the army definitions as well as what these values mean in my own words. This first paragraph will move us on to loyalty, and the final paragraph will close this essay by explaining my personal opinion on all the army values. Loyalty means to bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the army, your unit, and other soldiers. Be sure to be loyal to your higher headquarters personnel no matter the rank of the personnel involved, when you are working with the higher headquarters there will most likely be information put out that can save your life or your career, if you don’t show loyalty to them they may not trust you with this information .Work within the system but not for personal gain but for the good of the unit, this loyalty to your unit consists of being where you should be when you should be there and in the right uniform to show that you are proud to be where you are. It’s not only your duty to be loyal to the U.S. constitution, the army, your unit, and your battle buddies but also to your family, whether it’s your mother and father, brother and sister, wife and child, or best friend from back home. If you make sure they know you are loyal to them they will be loyal to you and loyalty from your family really means a lot to you in a combat situation. Duty means to fulfill your obligations (professional, legal, and moral). It is your duty to carry out mission requirements, so if your mission is to secure a sector for 14 hours you will have to be there for the whole fourteen hours, awake, and ready to move if something comes up. It is your duty to meet the professional standards of the army, your brigade, your unit, all the way down to your first line NCO, your professional standards are based on what your leadership puts out, if your uniform is...
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