Essay on honesty and integrity within a

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Honesty and Integrity and How it Affects Unit Cohesion

Honesty, Integrity, and Trust are all key factors in the cohesion of a unit. Knowing you can trust the other preforming members in your respective unit, builds a good team building environment that leads to the highest quality of success and increase of morale within the unit. Honesty above all is not only expected, but is a standard within the 75th Ranger Regiment, It builds character within an individual soldier, creates and maintains teamwork within the inner workings of the unit, and also improves self discipline. Integrity is also another standard that is held highly within the 75th Ranger Regiment. Integrity shows a soldiers level of maturity, self discipline, and leadership
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This not only shows your lack of character as a soldier but also as a liability. Due to your inability to tell the truth, you are more of a problem and restraining your fellow comrades from completing whatever task or mission is at hand. This will not be authorized in any way shape or from within the 75th ranger regiment. It is stated in the 4th standing order within “Rogers' Rangers 19 standing orders” that honesty is vital. “4. Tell the truth about what you see and do. There is an army depending on us for correct information. You can lie all you please when you tell other folks about the Rangers, but don't never lie to a Ranger or officer.” This shows all shows that you must have the integrity to be honest and become a trustworthy soldier among your ranks in any unit. Your prime responsibility as a soldier is to finish the task efficiently and as a Ranger it is to complete that task better than anyone else. Honesty is where it starts and your ability to follow up on that will improve the moral and cohesion within your respective unit. Be sure to have the integrity to do so, it is just as important to the improvement of you unit. Doing the right thing when no one is looking, being honest, and taking responsibility for your actions are all parts of integrity. It takes maturity to do the right thing, that maturity shows that you are more than capable as a soldier to complete any sort of task that is
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