Essays On Loyalty In The Army

In the US army we are taught to live by the 7 army values. They are broken down to us in the acronym вЂ?LDRSHIP’. Loyalty “Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the Army, and other soldiers.” Duty “Fulfill your obligations.” Respect “Treat people as they should be treated.” Selfless Service “Put the welfare of the nation, the Army and your subordinates above your own.” Honor “Live up to the army values.”

Integrity “Do what’s right legally and morally.” and Personal Courage “Face fear, danger or adversity (physical or moral).” We are all drilled on these 7 army values from day one of basic training. First we commit them to memory. Then we learn to live by them.

All 7 values have an impact on each other, and are an integral part of ones moral standing. These 7 “Army Values” however reach FAR beyond the military. Too many people fail to realize the importance these values have on the way that one is perceived by those around them.

Take Loyalty for example. In my personal opinion, Loyalty means being a person that other’s can count on. That when the time comes, you will be there to do what needs to be done. You will be true and faithful to them no matter the outcome. If that loyalty is not observed by both parties involved however, then that sense of loyalty may eventually change or even fade.

Duty to me is accomplishing a task that needs to be done, no matter how much you’d rather be doing something else. Whether you love it or hate it. The task is there to be done. If one does not fulfill their duties on a regular basis, then those around them have to pick up the slack, and any sense of loyalty begins to become tarnished.

Everyone wants to be respected. It’s in our nature, but in order to obtain respect, first of all….one has to respect oneself. Second, one has to show respect to others in order to gain respect from them. If one doesn’t show respect to someone, that person may often feel slighted and lose respect for the person who slighted them.

Selfless Service is the act of performing a service without expecting any type of personal gain. One does the service for the benefit of other people, and out of the goodness of their heart…..or even out of a sense of loyalty to that person or those people. When things look their best, these are the people that you admire. When things look their worst, these are the people that you pray are by your side.

If the seven army values were like a stairway or a pyramid, then Honor would be at the top step. It takes all seven of the army values and more to have a good sense of honor. Honor can not be obtained without first having a good, strong set of morals and values, and then upholding those morals and values on a day to day basis.

Integrity is like the glue that holds all of these other values together. Integrity is about being honest, and doing what’s right. One cannot be morally loyal to someone with a lack of integrity. Also one who lacks integrity can not be counted upon to perform their duties consistently. Consequentially, one who is moral would not want to be surrounded by people

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The Army Values Essay

3283 WordsSep 21st, 201214 Pages

The Army Values
Loyalty
"Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the Army, and other soldiers.
Be loyal to the nation and its heritage."

I define loyalty as the willingness of a person to sacrifice at their own personal expense in order to protect, uphold, defend and edify those persons, ideals and/or things which they cherish most. The amount of loyalty a person feels towards someone or something determines how much they are willing to sacrifice for them. As a soldier, we are called upon to sacrifice every aspect of our lives - the physical, the mental, the emotional and the spiritual - in order to protect, uphold, defend and edify the U.S. constitution, the Army, our fellow soldiers and the nation and heritage…show more content…

Treat people as they should be treated.”

According to The Free Dictionary:
"re·spect
tr.v. re·spect·ed, re·spect·ing, re·spects
1. To feel or show deferential regard for; esteem.
2. To avoid violation of or interference with
3. To relate or refer to; concern. noun 1. A feeling of appreciative, often deferential regard; esteem
2. The state of being regarded with honor or esteem.
3. Willingness to show consideration or appreciation.
4. respects Polite expressions of consideration or deference"

According to FORSCOM G8, "Army leaders honor everyone’s individual worth by treating all people with dignity and respect. The leader who feels and gives the respect which is due to others cannot fail to inspire in them regard for himself. While he who feels, and hence manifests, disrespect toward others, especially his subordinates, cannot fail to inspire hatred against himself. Respect for the individual forms the basis for the rule of law, the very essence of what makes America. In the Army, respect means recognizing and appreciating the inherent dignity and worth of all people. This value reminds you that your people are your greatest resource."

I define respect as the ability to recognize and regard a person's boundaries, limits, and autonomy in both their personal and professional spheres of life. Appropriate interactions are based on this definition of respect. A senior noncommissioned officer recognizes the boundaries and limits of their

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