Integrity In The Military

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As leaders, it is important to communicate our priorities and values so that every Soldier knows what is expected. Reading and absorbing this philosophy will give you a solid ground for what is expected from you and what you can expect from me. Rely on the Army values to help you make good decisions. In particular, remember the following values: • Integrity: Having integrity is, to me, one of the most important Army values. Having integrity means you do what is right even when no one else is around. It means doing what others expect you to do, even though they didn’t say it. Being true to your word is one of the most honorable things you can do. If someone cannot trust you - especially in our line of work - it breaks down our unit effectiveness. …show more content…

A lot can be accomplished just in how we talk to each other. As a leader, I will talk to you, not at you. Take your position seriously - whether you are new to the Army or a senior leader- your role is important and adds great value to the overall mission. I’m a firm believer in doing your absolute best at all times; don’t aim for substandard. Remember that it is okay to ask for help, it is okay to not know something, but you should always be striving to learn and improve. Take responsibility, not only for your actions, but your work. We all make mistakes – own it. In the end, you’ll gain more respect and it shows you have integrity (see highlighted Army Value above). Taking responsibility goes both ways, if you did great work, be proud of it. Likewise, give credit to where credit is due. The last thing I’d like to address is being approachable. If we can listen to each other and support each other, we can accomplish so much more. Treat others with dignity and respect and remember that we are one team. As leaders, we set the standard, it is our job to lead the way, so let’s lead from the front in all we

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