Warrior Ethos

Wednesday November 28, 2007

What is it? The Warrior Ethos is a set of principles by which every Soldier lives. In a broader sense, the Warrior Ethos is a way of life that applies to our personal and professional lives as well. They define who we are and who we aspire to become.

What has the Army done? The Army has worked to instill the Warrior Ethos in all our Soldiers by the way we train, live, and fight. Every Soldier that has entered into the Army Family has been taught that the Warrior Ethos, rooted in Army values, and founded on the premise that service to our Nation is an honor and a responsibility that requires self-sacrifice. The very notion of SERVICE is founded on the premise that you give more than you get. This ethos has enabled our Soldiers to endure the rigors of combat and distinguish our Army on the battlefield by the character of our service.

What efforts does the Army plan to continue in the future? As the Army continues to grow and fight the long war against terror, the principles outlined in the Warrior Ethos will continue and be passed on to individuals ready and willing for warrior service. Bound to each other by integrity and trust, the young Americans we welcome to our ranks will learn that in the Army, every Soldier is a leader, responsible for what happens in his or her presence regardless of rank. They will value learning and adaptability at every level, particularly as it contributes to initiative: creating situations for an adversary, rather than reacting to them. They will learn that the Army's culture is one of selfless service, a warrior culture rather than a corporate one. As such, it is not important who gets the credit, either within the Army or within the joint team; what's important is that the Nation is served. To continue reading this topic in its entirety, click here.

- This topic was taken directly from the 2007 Army Posture Statement.


Army Safety Awards Reinforce Accident Prevention
Army Safe is Army Strong! Below are some tools for encouraging recognition to organizations and individuals that remain vigilant in keeping the Army Strong via recognition through the Army Safety Program.
*Refer to AR 385-10 and DA PAM 385-10*
- Army Level Safety Awards
- DASAF Awards
- U.S. Army Broken Wing Award
- Sergeant Major of the Army Superior Soldier Safety Award
*Refer to Local Command Guidance*
- Army Accident Prevention Award of Accomplishment
- United States Army Aircrew Member Safety Award
- Unit Impact Awards
- Certificate of Achievements

For information on these awards and guidance in the nomination process, visit the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center Web site or contact safetyawards@crc.army.mil.


  • Army orders commanders to prepare cuts (EB | WP)
  • Army Reserve opens Warrior, Family Assistance Center (ARNews)
  • Unit battled to take over 'al-Qaida's Castle' (SAS)
  • Army National Guard boots start walkin'! (NGB)


  • Iraqi security forces grow better, stronger (ARNews)
  • Operation Varsity March' nets al Qaida weapons smuggler (MNF)
  • U.S. troops kill at least 5 Iraqis in checkpoint shootings (EB | WP)
  • Popular Iraqi general reassigned (SAS)


  • Stuttgart-based Green Beret remembered as strong, steady (SAS)
  • Defense secretary has breakfast with Soldiers (EB | KDH)
  • Point Mills woman joins up, follows her sons into U.S. Army (MG)
  • U.S. public opinion shifts on Iraq 'surge' (MSNBC)


  • U.S. Army reports rising desertion rates (CC | Story)
  • Army: Troops at Iraqi nuclear site not exposed to high radiation (IHT | Story)
  • Female suicide bomber wounds seven U.S. troops in Iraq (GRD | Story)
  • U.S. troops kill ten civilians in Kunar (PTV | Story)


  • Aaron Tippen with the troops-Again (GAF)
  • An edgy calm in Fallujah (MT)
  • The Multaka night watch (SH)
  • Combat camera: Operation 'Varsity March' leads to capture of high value insurgent (TN)

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