By Mr. Hank MinitrezApril 9, 2007
WASHINGTON (Army News Service, April 11, 2007) - New Army values posters are going up in offices and barracks worldwide.
The original Army values posters were first published nine years ago.
"This update is important because the Army Values posters serve as a visual reminder of our culture," said Ms. Kittie Messman, values project manager in the Army G-1's office.
The posters were released March 15th. All publications account holders who normally receive Department of the Army posters will receive them through normal publications supply channels Account holders may order additional posters through their publications control officer.
The intent of the posters is to reemphasize and reinvigorate Army values, according to Army G-1.
Army culture promotes certain norms of conduct, which include a unique service ethic expected of every Soldier - to make personal sacrifices in selfless service to the nation.
"The Army values are the baseline, core and foundation of every Soldier," said Ms. Messman, herself a retired master sergeant. "They define who they are, what they do, what they stand for, and drive their actions at home, work, in peace and during war."
The posters may be viewed and downloaded from the Army G-1's website http://www.armyg1.army.mil/HR/ARMYVALUES.ASP and will be featured in Soldiers Magazine from June through January.
Loyalty. Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other Soldiers. This means supporting the military and civilian chain of command, as well as devoting oneself to the welfare of others.
Duty. Fulfill your obligations. Duty is the legal and moral obligation to do what should be done without being told.
Respect. Treat people as they should be treated. This is the same as do unto others as you would have done unto you.
Selfless service. Put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and subordinates before your own. This means putting the welfare of the nation and accomplishment of the mission ahead of personal desires.
Honor. Live up to all the Army values. This implies always following your moral compass in any circumstance.
Integrity. Do what's right-legally and morally. This is the thread woven through the fabric of the professional Army ethic. It means honesty, uprightness, the avoidance of deception, and steadfast adherence to standards of behavior.
Personal Courage. Face fear, danger, or adversity (physical or moral). This means being brave under all circumstances (physical or moral).