The definition of integrity according to Webster's dictionary is "a rigid adherence to a code of behavior to a code of behavior." Though there are many ways to look at a person's integrity. A person with integrity possesses many qualities. Three of these qualities are honesty, the ability to follow a moral code, and loyalty to yourself and your beliefs. Integrity shows up in many places and has many faces. The faces of truth, moral code, and loyalty are all parts of integrity and show up every day in many ways. To have a true sense of integrity one must possess all three. You have to be honest to yourself and to others, follow your personal beliefs and stick to what you think is right, and you have to be loyal to yourself. Integrity is to be truly honest, and fair, and to uphold the beliefs important to you.
Developing integrity requires internal honesty, because we can’t be honest with others unless we are honest with ourselves. It requires self awareness, since we cannot accurately communicate what we do not know. Professional integrity is a sub-category of individual integrity and very much a matter of the extent to which a person displays personal integrity in professional life. This applies very much so in the Navy where integrity is key to a prospering workspace and trust between shipmates. Violations in integrity greatly deter trust between shipmates and could harm the mission at hand. This is even so while in port as it is important to uphold a strong moral code even when no one can always be within arm's reach of you.