Professionalism in the United States Army
Professionalism is defined as the conduct or qualities that characterize a professional person. Professionalism in the United States Army is different from any other career. It is involved in every part of the United States Army. No matter where you are, at work or off post you must be an example and present the qualities of professionalism that a soldier must have.
Even though all soldiers are required to present professionalism leaders are really looked upon. Traits and characteristics of professionalism are important in the effectiveness of a leader. It is directly tied to an individual’s success as a leader. Because leaders have to deal with the higher ranking and required to have more experience than the soldiers they are leading.
To be a professional in the United States Army you have to present the seven Army Values, the Warrior Ethos, and the General Orders.
The seven Army Values are:
Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the Army, and other soldiers. Be loyal to the nation and its heritage.
Fulfill your obligations.
Accept responsibility for your own actions and those entrusted to your care. Find opportunities to improve oneself for the good of the group.
Rely upon the golden rule. How we consider others reflects upon each of us, both personally and as a professional organization.
Put the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own. Selfless service leads to organizational teamwork and encompasses discipline, self-control and faith in the system.
Live up to all the Army values
Do what is right, legally and morally. Be willing to do what is right even when no one is looking. It is our "moral compass" an inner voice.
Our ability to face fear, danger, or adversity, both physical and moral courage.
The Warrior Ethos are:
I Will Always Place the Mission First
I Will Never...