Ethical Objectivism Analysis

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The United State Army has primary responsibilities to protect the nation’s citizenry and preserve the sovereignty of the nation. The use of force has predated civilized man and has been used to shape the foundations of society itself. The “profession of arms” has facilitated the rise of the United States as the leading democratic nation in world. The pillars of the Army profession are built on the Warrior Ethos, character, leadership, tactical and technical, conceptual modeling and facilitation of communication (United States Army, 2012, para. 3-23). The profession of arms extends beyond the act of taking a human life without cause or justification. The organization is accountable to civilian leadership, but is ultimately shaped by internally…show more content…
The basic tenets of military service revolve around a universal code and set of guidelines. The pillars of the Army profession are built on the Warrior Ethos, character, leadership, tactical and technical, conceptual modeling and facilitation of communication (United States Army, 2012, chap. 6). Ethical relativism is determined by an isolated groups’ philosophy that does not take into account previously mentioned universally accepted principles. This is seen as the primary tenet of political or religious fundamentalism. Isolation breeds intolerance of different cultures and dissenting ideas. Ayn Rand developed ethical objectivism. “ An objectivist is person who follows certain moral guidelines such as not taking what he/she does not deserve, developing a sense of self sustainability, and respecting the rights of other human beings. Ultimately, the objectivist achieves true happiness through his or her works, attitudes and behaviors” (YourDictionary, n.d., para. 2). This theory represents the essential building blocks that all soldiers must aspire to and incorporate in their daily lives and on the battlefield. There is no concept of the “spoils of war”. The uniform code of military justice applies to every soldier whether they are in a combat or non-combat

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