December 13, 2010
<b>What is it' </b>
The Army culture promotes certain norms of conduct that include a unique service ethic expected of every Soldier - to make personal sacrifices in selfless service to the nation. The seven Army values: loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage are our baseline, our foundation, and our core. The moral and ethical tenets of the Army Values characterize the Army culture and describe the ethical standards expected of all Soldiers.
<b>What has the Army done' </b>
In 2005 the Army launched the Army Values Campaign Plan to reemphasize and reinvigorate Army Values throughout the Army - both active and reserve components and Department of the Army Civilians. It continues today with the publication of updated values posters, which embody the spirit of our warriors while reminding us of the importance of our core values. Values posters are displayed in public areas within Army organizations. All Soldiers receive values cards and ID tags when undergoing initial entry training. Army professional military education integrates Army Values training into curriculum.
<b>What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future' </b>
America's Army will continue to emphasize our values across the force. The Army's Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) will function to integrate professional military ethics and character development into leader development programs and unit training. CAPE will also promote Army Values and the military profession in journals and other publications.
<b>Why is this important to the Army' </b>
Our Soldiers and civilians are the best in the world and to sustain that hard-earned reputation, the Army must continue to adhere to these Army Values. The Army depends on every Soldier and Army civilian to continue to base their actions and decisions upon its seven core values.
<a href="http://www.army.mil/values" target="_blank">The U.S. Army Values website</a> <i>(Scheduled for launch at 3 p.m. today)</i>
<a href="http://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/armyValues.asp" target="_blank">G-1's Army Values website</a>
<a href="http://www.goarmy.com/life/living_the_army_values.jsp" target="_blank">Living the Army Values</a>
<a href="http://www.army.mil/calltoduty" target="_blank">Call to Duty</a>