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Seven Core Army Values

‘val-(“)yü – something (as a principle or quality) intrinsically valuable or desirable

Your Army soldier’s life in the Army will be based on the seven core Army values. He will act out his personal life and his career based on these values. During each week of BCT (basic combat training), he will be introduced to a new value.

The Guide for New Soldiers and Their Families describes the values in this way:

Loyalty: Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit and other soldiers.

Duty: Fulfill your obligations

Respect: Treat people as they should be treated

Selfless Service: Put the welfare of the nation, the Army and your subordinates before your own

Honor: Live up to all the Army values

Integrity: Do what’s right, legally and morally

Personal Courage: Face fear, danger or adversity – physical or moral

If you’ll notice, the first letter of each value spells “LDRSHIP” or leadership.

About the author: Stacey is an Army wife of a soldier who joined in 2003. He has since been medically retired but she continues to provide information to Army wives and families to make their adjustment to the Army lifestyle easier. Connect with Stacey: Facebook Twitter Pinterest

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