What is it?
The Army Values are a specific set of characteristics that are essential to the Army. The Army instills these values into all Soldiers and Civilians with an expectation that they live them every day, in everything they do — on and off duty. These values are Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage.
What has the Army done / is doing?
U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Center for Initial Military Training and Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) continuously improve the Drill Sergeant Academy to produce drill sergeants who are equipped to instill Army Values, competence and commitment into trainees. Drill sergeants begin training new recruits from the first time the trainees enter a recruiting station until they complete initial entry training. Soldiers apply these Army Values by following the principles found in the Soldier’s Creed. This includes serving as the nation’s warriors, operating in teams, placing the mission first and refusing to quit or leave a fallen comrade behind.
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