MSL101L07 Profession of Arms SR.pdf

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Our professional responsibility is to preserve this earned trust. Our moral obligation is not a product of social trust. It is the source of social trust. Internal to the Army, our individual trustworthiness creates strong bonds among Army professionals that serve as a vital organizing principle necessary for the Army to function as an effective and ethical profession: Trust between Soldiers Trust between leaders and Soldiers Trust between Soldiers and Army civilians Trust between Soldiers, their Families and the Army Military Expertise - Our Application of Land Combat Power All professions, including the U.S. Army, exist to provide a specific service that society cannot provide for itself. Therefore, western societies have, for centuries, fostered the professionalization of several fields of expert knowledge-the law, medicine, theology, and much later the military. The Army's unique expert knowledge is the design, generation, support, and ethical application of land-power. Each Army Professional can see in this definition the role his or her unit plays in ultimately applying land-power and where their own contribution fits into the larger mission. It takes intense study and practice to
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effectively apply the expert knowledge that professions generate, maintain, and apply on behalf of their society. Army professionals must continuously develop expertise in each of the four fields: Military - Technical: How the Army applies land power to accomplish missions. Moral - Ethical: How the Army accomplishes the mission the right way. Political - Cultural: How the Army understands and operates in a multi-cultural, complex world. Leader/Human Development: How the Army recruits, develops, and inspires Army professionals. Conclusion As a future Army officer you will be the cornerstone of the nation's military. As George Washington, Douglas MacArthur, and other leaders have asserted, without a strong officer corps, the Army lacks the basis of professionalism critical for national security. Being an Army officer is not just another job. It's a proud profession, a sworn and solemn duty with a rich history of serving the nation. Army training and leader development are unrivaled in the world. Your ROTC program aims to help you become the kind of Army officer-to reach a degree of professionalism-of which you, your family, and your country can be proud. References ADP 1, The Army (C1), September 2012, Headquarters, Department of the Army. Available at . ADRP 1, The Army (C1), June 2015, Headquarters, Department of the Army. Available at . ADP 6-22, Army Leadership (C1), August 2012, Headquarters, Department of the Army. Available at .
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