MSL101L08 Seven Army Values and Warrior Ethos SR.pdf

The way to assume your responsibility and meet those

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The way to assume your responsibility and meet those challenges successfully is to start applying these values today in the most ordinary situations on campus and elsewhere. In that way, you will build the experience and strength of character to make the right choices when the situation is difficult and you must make the call. 4
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6 Soldier's Creed and live the Warrior Ethos Introduction Every Soldier must know the Soldier's Creed and live the Warrior Ethos. As a Cadet and future officer, you must embody high professional standards and reflect American values. The Warrior Ethos demands a commitment on the part of all Soldiers to stand prepared and confident to accomplish their assigned tasks and face all challenges, including enemy resistance-anytime, anywhere. This is not a simple or easy task. First, you must understand how the building blocks of the Warrior Ethos form a set of professional beliefs and attitudes that shape the American Soldier. Second, you must establish an unwavering personal commitment to excellence and ethical mission accomplishment, a commitment that cannot vary, no matter what the circumstances. Finally, as a leader, you must be the example for your Soldiers of what it means to live the Warrior Ethos, through your own conduct. The Soldier's Creed The Soldier's Creed addresses the high set of principles for Soldiers to emulate. The Soldier's Creed captures the essence of what it means to be a Soldier. The Soldier's Creed defines who we are as individuals and members of a team. The Soldier's Creed should first be committed to your memory and then increasingly applied to all your tasks, whether routine and safe, or urgent and dangerous. The intent of the Soldier's Creed is to link your commitment to selfless service to the goal of every other American Soldier-victory with honor. The Soldier's Creed unifies the Army's culture by expressing fundamental human beliefs from a warrior's perspective. It helps Soldiers understand that, no matter what their personal or professional backgrounds may be, all Soldiers are warriors and members of a team with difficult and dangerous tasks to perform. The Warrior Ethos- a part of the Soldier's Creed- specifically applies to how we think about actions in our professional lives. The Creed reinforces Army culture by encouraging examination of beliefs from a warrior's perspective. The Warrior Ethos While all citizens hold beliefs and values that bring our nation together, Soldiers must take action to protect the nation. The four tenets of the Warrior Ethos provide the motivation for that action, motivation built on a comradeship that the Warrior Ethos creates. Because of that comradeship, Soldiers fight for each other, as well as for their nation and for their beliefs. Time and again you see that Soldiers would rather die than let their buddies down. It will be your job as a leader to ensure that your unit has the final ingredients necessary for victory. You must train and lead your Soldiers to become a competent, confident, flexible, and adaptable team; a team imbued with the Warrior Ethos.
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