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.

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Stacey Abler
Stacey's husband joined the Army in 2003 and was medically retired after four deployments. She enjoys sharing her experiences and expertise around Army life while continuing to support Army spouses and families in their military journey.

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