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CAPE Releases Annual Survey of the Army Profession Report

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CASAP FY15 - The Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) Annual Survey of the Army Profession Technical Report - is now available on the CAPE website and on the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) website.

Results indicate that Soldiers and Army Civilians embrace their shared identity and a commitment to "live by and uphold the Army Ethic." However, coaching, counseling, mentoring, and trust need continued attention and steady improvement.

To find out more about what Army professionals - Soldiers and Army Civilians - said, click on the survey through one of the links below:

Technical Report - CASAP FY15 (CAPE)
Technical Report - CASAP FY15 (DTIC)

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Understanding the Army Ethic

Col. John Vermeesch, director of the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE), visited Fort Leonard Wood Dec. 9-10 to hold several Army Profession seminars.

"We believe it is really important that America has a professional Army of both Soldiers and civilians who are guided by their ethics and inspired to honorably fulfill their oaths of service," he said.

Read the full story by Mike Bowers: Army Profession, Ethic topics of CAPE seminars

What about Selfless Service?

Army Values Poster Rendition

"What about 'Selfless Service'?" That's what COL Chip Bircher asks in this article about Army Values and his belief that "core values matter, whether we're talking about developing youth leaders or Leaders for our nation." In his conclusion, Bircher proposes a change to the second part of the definition of "Selfless Service."

Read the full paper: Selfless Service -- The Lost Value

(COL Chip Bircher is the Director of the Army's Information Operations Proponent. The views expressed are solely his, and do not reflect Army opinions or positions.)

The Importance of the Warrior Code

Dr. Shannon French recently spoke at the chief of staff of the Army-sponsored Noncommissioned Officer Solarium II, held at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, about the importance of "warrior codes." French , who has done extensive research on warrior codes of many cultures throughout history, said that a code, such as the Army Ethic, is what differentiates soldiers from vicious murderers like those of the Islamic State, al Qaeda, and terrorists involved in the recent Paris attacks.

To learn more about her talk read the full article: Warrior codes differentiate soldiers from murderers, says expert

Insights on American Civil-Military Relations

Dr. Don M. Snider, Senior Fellow for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Center for the Army Profession and Ethic (CAPE) at West Point, NY recently wrote an article on the Strategic Studies Institute website offering his insight on the current state of American civil-military relations.

Dr. Snider opened with a quote from noted civ-mil relations expert Professor Peter Feaver: "When it comes to national security, should one advise President Barack Obama on the best course of action or just the best course of action that he is likely or able to accept and implement?"

Read the full article: Strategic Insights: A New Era in Civ-Mil Relations: Rendering Advice to Those Who Do Not Want It

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