Demographic Factors and Us Military

Demographic Factors and Us Military

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The US Military and Socio-Geographic Factors
University of Phoenix
Professor Cheryl Lentz

Tammy R. Meighan
December 22, 2008

The United States Military is a homogenous group of volunteer civilians who have committed themselves to service of their constitution, country, military and its people. There are major classifications within the military such as Marines, Air force, Navy, Coast Guard, and Army every individual is required to abide the same standards of conduct and upheld the oath of service taken upon entrance.

I. Military Work Values:

Although the creation of the US Military dates back to the birth of United States Constitution in 1787 the Uniform Military Code and the Standards of Conduct contained within was not in place until 1950. “In 1948, in response to the demand for a uniform system of courts-martial for the military services, Secretary of Defense James Forrestal appointed a committee to draft a Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ). In January 1949, the committee completed the draft and sent it to Secretary Forrestal for review, whereupon it was delivered to Capitol Hill on February 8, 1949. “( Unknown, 2006)

The core values as outlined in the Standards of Conduct are duty, honor, and integrity. Each service member is required to honor these values as well as consider additional the additional values of honesty, integrity, loyalty, accountability, fairness, caring, respect, and promise-keeping when carrying out the duty of their individual assignments. Service members regardless of branch are bound by law to uphold such values upon taking the Oath of Service upon entrance to the military.

Swearing to this, ''I, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and...

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