Cox, Tanisha 1202
In this essay, you will acquire knowledge on what the Army values mean, how Soldiers apply them in everyday life, and the importance of the values. All Soldiers must live by the Army values. To be a part of the team you must uphold a certain standard. Since the day Soldiers arrive to Basic Combat Training, the Army Values are a priority set of moral virtues they must acquire. These values are a guide, which mold the essence of a Soldier.
Particularly, the seven Army values include loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Each of these values have their own purpose and meaning. In reference to the Army, loyalty means, “To bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S Constitution, the Army, your unit and other Soldiers.” (Department of the Army, 2006 p.4-3) In other words, being loyal is to be dedicated to others. Duty means to, “Fulfill your obligations.” (Department of the Army, 2006 p.4-4) Simply put, duty is to have a responsibility that you must attain. In regards to respect, respect is to, “treat others with dignity and respect while expecting others to do the same.” (Department of the Army, 2006 p.4-3) Ultimately, this means to Selfless service is to put the welfare of the Nation, the Army and your subordinates before your own. Honor is to live up to the Army values. Integrity is to do what is right, legally and morally. Finally, personal courage means to face fear, danger or adversity (physical or moral). “The Army Values consist of the principles, standards, and qualities considered essential for successful Army leaders. They are fundamental to helping Soldiers and Army civilians make the right decision in any situation.”