MSL101L07 Profession of Arms SR.pdf

Further discussion on the army values is contained in

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instill traits needed not only in war but for the remainder of their lives. (Further discussion on the Army Values is contained in ADRP 6-22.) T RUST B ETWEEN S OLDIERS AND L EADERS 2-4. Trust between Soldiers binds individuals into resilient units, but it cannot accomplish missions nor generate high levels of unit effectiveness. That comes from the trust that Soldiers have with their leaders. Trust between a superior and a subordinate is the second critical aspect of trust; without it, Soldiers will not follow orders except from fear of consequences. Consider the choice our Soldiers make when the likely consequences of following an order (death or wounding) exceed the legal consequences of disobeying it (courts martial). Their collective decision to obey orders is the difference between mission accomplishment and failure. This is based primarily on their trust in their leaders. Accordingly, our doctrine emphasizes building trust up and down the chain of command. Mission command, our fundamental doctrine for command, requires trust throughout the chain of command. Superiors trust subordinates and empower them to accomplish missions within their intent. Subordinates trust superiors to give them the freedom to execute the commander’s intent and support their decisions. The trust between all levels depends upon candor.
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Our Profession 17 September 2012 ADP 1 2-3 Figure 2-2. The Army Values T RUST A MONG S OLDIERS , T HEIR F AMILIES , AND THE A RMY 2-5. Beneath the uniform, Soldiers are people with similar priorities to other Americans. Many things inspire a Soldier to join the Army, but families usually keep professional Soldiers in the Army. The Army is committed to Soldiers and their families, providing a strong, supportive environment that enhances their strength and resilience. The trust between the Army and our Soldiers’ families is essential to preserving an all- volunteer force. We ask much of our Soldiers and their families. In return, we need to provide a quality of life commensurate with the Soldier’s service to the Nation. T RUST B ETWEEN THE A RMY AND THE A MERICAN P EOPLE 2-6. The Army is among the institutions held in highest confidence by Americans. Trust underwrites our relationship to the Nation and the citizens we protect. Without the confidence of the citizens, we could not maintain the all-volunteer force. Without the confidence of the President and Congress, we could not maintain the readiness required to fight and win. 2-7. Soldiers swear an oath to the Constitution, and do so freely, without compulsion or reservation. Americans place special trust and confidence in Soldiers to serve the Nation before all other considerations. In return, Soldiers ask that their follow citizens remember their sacrifice, not with tangible rewards, but with respect and appreciation for having done their duty.
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Chapter 2 2-4 ADP 1 17 September 2012 MILITARY EXPERTISE 2-8. Like other professions, we are a repository of a unique body of knowledge—in our case, the employment of landpower in a distinctly American military context. The context is distinct because of American military structure and the way the U.S. military
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