‘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.