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Military Values Essay

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As a healthcare professional, I have never had a true battle with values and beliefs until my first deployment. When I think of values, I think of my strong attitude towards my personal beliefs. Several years ago, I was deployed as a medic to Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. This was the most challenging test I have faced in my entire military career. While deployed; ethics, beliefs, and values were the big objectives for me. I was faced with caring for patients that I believed were the enemies of the U.S and not our allies. I spent days and nights piecing together members of our U.S military forces and to care for those who I thought were enemies not only bothered me, but put me in a position to where I no longer wanted to participate in healthcare.
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