The Strength Of The American Army

998 WordsMay 21, 20164 Pages
Every person has a set of values that they live by and what they fall back on to make decisions in their every day life. The United States Army has a set of core values that every soldier whether enlisted or officer alike has instilled in them at the begging of their career and follows them through out the rest of their life. The Seven core values, Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal courage also know by the acronym LDRSHIP is what every soldier lives by and makes daily life decisions based off of them. The effectiveness of the American Army is because these values are at the heart of the soldier and allows him to fight in any operation. The first of the seven Core Army Values is loyalty. Loyalty, according to the army, is bearing true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit, and other soldiers a like. Loyalty is necessary when deploying over seas. A loyal soldier is an effective soldier. It means that he puts aside his personal life and is motivated to the cause at hand. This is why loyalty makes and unit more effective. It is what brings soldiers together, because if they know that they can rely on the man next to him then they can accomplish any mission no matter how difficult. If loyalty is not present in a unit then they can’t be mission ready and won’t be effective in the field. The second of the core values is duty. Duty is more than that of doing your single job it is making sure that everyone on
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