MSL101L08 Seven Army Values and Warrior Ethos SR.pdf

Self confidence comes from competence its based on

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you need. Self-confidence comes from competence. It's based on mastering skills, which takes hard work, realistic training, and dedication. Soldiers who know their own capabilities and believe in themselves are self-confident. Don't mistake loudmouthed bragging or self-promotion for self- confidence. Self-confident Soldiers don't need to advertise because their actions say it all. Self- confidence is important for leaders, Soldiers, and teams. Self-confident leaders instill confidence in their people. In combat, self-confidence helps Soldiers control doubt and reduce anxiety. Together, will, self- discipline, and self-confidence helps leaders act and do what must be done in circumstances where it would be easier to do nothing, and to convince their people to act as well. As part of gaining confidence, competence, flexibility, and adaptability, each Soldier must be completely proficient in fundamental tasks to ensure success. These critical Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills will be part of your ongoing Army training. You must train in these tasks and drills frequently to ensure you are prepared for combat- regardless of your specialty or rank. The Warrior Ethos means you must be prepared at all times. You will demonstrate competence in these basic tasks and will consider them core to your role and responsibility. The Four Tenets of the Warrior Ethos The Warrior Ethos is not just a philosophy on paper. It is a living creed that forms the very foundation of the American Soldier's spirit and total commitment to victory. In peace and war, when you live the Warrior Ethos you exemplify ethical behavior and the core Army Values. Always Place the Mission First Never Accept Defeat Never Quit Never Leave a Fallen Comrade The Warrior Ethos shapes who you are and what you do. It demands constant determination to do what is right and to do it with pride, both in and out of uniform. Knowing the right thing to do grows out of and nurtures your respect for your comrades and other people. The Army's aim to achieve excellence, to triumph over adversity, and to remain focused on its mission does more than preserve the Army's institutional culture. It sustains our nation and each individual Soldier. Always Place the Mission First The heroism of Soldiers like Sergeant First Class Paul R. Smith in Baghdad led him to personally engage an enemy attack with hand grenades and anti-tank weapons without regard for his own safety. He was focused on one thing: Carry out the mission. The Warrior Ethos requires that you focus on the job assigned to you, your Soldiers, and your unit. As part of the larger Army organization, your commitment to the mission supports and furthers the Army's broader strategic goals. Like the parts in a complex, well-engineered machine, individual and unit success contribute to the Army's overall success and to the stability and security of the nation.
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