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Army Values

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"The designs for the 2011 U.S. Army Commemorative Coins unveiled today celebrate our magnificent Army's storied history and heritage and signify a remarkable public tribute to every American Soldier who has served our nation in war and in peace."

- Secretary of the Army John McHugh, speaking about the Commemorative Coins, following the unveiling of designs for three 2011 Army Commemorative Coins during the 111th Army-Navy football classic Dec. 11, at Philadelphia's Lincoln Financial Field

Army unveils coin designs during Army-Navy game

WHAT THEY'RE SAYING

"We are in the ninth year of a two-front war. We don't necessarily need Soldiers who can run from tower-to-tower, although there is nothing wrong with that. But we do need Soldiers who are physically fit, can complete their warrior tasks and battle drills and survive on the battlefield. The new PT program will help our Soldiers do that."

- Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Hof, asserting that it is the “right time" to change the Army’s PT program

New PT program develops battle skills, warrior tasks

CALENDAR

2010-2013: 60th Anniversary of the Korean War

December 2010

Dec 7: 69th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Dec 11: Army-Navy Game

Dec 13: National Guard's 374th Birthday

Dec 18: Gold Star Wives Day

Dec. 24 & 31: No STAND-TO!

PROFESSIONAL WRITING

NOTE: This series will be discontinued from January 2011: Army Professional Writing

This Week in History: An Army of Firsts

TODAY'S FOCUS

Army Values

What is it?

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.

What has the Army done?

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.

What continued efforts does the Army have planned for the future?

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.

Why is this important to the Army?

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.


Resources:

The U.S. Army Values website (Scheduled for launch at 3 p.m. today)

G-1's Army Values website

Living the Army Values

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