Soldiers are charged with many different missions as long as they serve their countries and some require the choice between “easy right and a hard left.” What is good, bad, right, and wrong will always weigh on Soldiers minds; it’s their integrity that will ensure they make the best decision available for the circumstance they are facing. “The military needs soldiers who will resist peer pressure to misbehave and who will do what is right not only when the gaze of others is upon them, but also when it is not,” (Robinson, P., 2007) . When a Soldier receives orders to clean his/her weapon and decides to not thoroughly clean their weapon, they run the risk of their weapon not operating properly. If challenged by their superiors ab...
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...ds in front of you own are virtues of a Soldier. Whether it was the Revolutionary War or Operation Enduring Freedom, whether it was single shot muskets or Hellfire missiles only the time and weaponry has changed what it takes to be a Soldier has not, those pertinent virtues are still within our Soldiers of today. They offer integrity, personal courage in the face of battle, and offer selfless service to their country to preserve the American way of life and democracy as a whole.
Military Virtues and Cross-Cultural, Inter-religious dialogue, Michel Dion, Sherbrooke Univ (Quebec)
Robinson, P. (2007). Magnanimity and Integrity as Military Virtues. Journal Of Military Ethics, 6(4), 259-269. doi:10.1080/15027570701755364
Tom Sileo; The Unknown, S. (2013, August 30). Examples of selfless service in our military. Leavenworth Times, The (KS).
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