What is the “Dual Nature” of the Army?
A military department (a part of the Armed Forces) and a military profession.
What are the 5 essential characteristics of our profession? (para 1-24 thru 1-28)
- Honorable service.
- Military expertise.
- Stewardship of the profession.
- Esprit de Corps.
What 5 things does the Army's ability to fulfill its strategic role and discharge its responsibilities to the nation depends on? (para 1-24)
- Trust between Soldiers.
- Trust between Soldiers and leaders.
- Trust between Soldiers and Army civilians.
- Trust among Soldiers, their families, and the Army.
- Trust between the Army and the American people.
What does ethics provide to the Army profession? (para 2-3)
It provides the moral basis for why our Army exists.
What is the Preamble to the Constitution of the United States? (para 2-7)
“We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”
What are the American values and universal rights and where do they originate? (para 2-7)
“Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Where does our Army get its ethics heritage? (para 2-7)
In the philosophical heritage, theological and cultural traditions, and the historical legacy that frame our nation.
- What was the mission the continental congress gave the Army? (para 2-12)
- To defend what would become the United States of America.
What are the 4 legal foundations of the Army profession? (table 2-1)
- The U.S. Constitution.
- Titles 5, 10, 32, USC Treaties.
- Status-of-forces agreements.
- Law of war.
Who lead the first American Army? (para 2-12)
General George Washington.
What do Army professionals base their decisions and actions on? (para 2-11)
On the moral principles of the Army ethic, ensuring the protection of the inalienable rights of all people.
Who and when was the Army created? (para 2-12)
The Continental Congress on 14 June 1776.
What is the Army ethic? (para 2-1)
The heart of the Army and the inspiration for our shared professional identity.
What are the 5 legal foundations of the individual as professional? (table 2-1)
- Oaths for: Enlistment, Commission, and for Office.
- USC—Standards of Exemplary Conduct.
- Rules of engagement.
- Soldier’s rules.
Why is “trust between soldiers” so important? (CH 3)
- In battle, Soldiers primarily fight for one another, not just for their country or some ideal. They entrust their lives to the Soldiers on their left and right, and focus on doing their duty in a way that maintains the trust of their comrades. Without this level of trust, there is no cohesion, no ability to stand fast in the most horrific environments. The level of resilience and cohesion within an Army unit correlates directly to trust between Soldiers in that unit.
- Where must trust always be maintained? (CH 3)
Between Soldiers; between Soldiers and their leaders; among soldiers, their families, and the Army; and between the Army and the nation.
What is the second critical aspect of trust? (CH 3)
Trust between a superior and a subordinate.