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AAOP Honorable Service and Stewardship

Honorable Service and Stewardship

During the second half of the FY14 America's Army - Our Profession, "Stand Strong" Program, the focus is on the Army Profession's essential characteristics of Honorable Service and Stewardship of the Army Profession. Army Professionals - United in our Identity - "Stand Strong" to contribute Honorable Service in defense of the American people; and to provide ethical, effective, and efficient Stewardship of the Army Profession for Soldiers, Army Civilians, Army Families, and the resources entrusted to our care.

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Trust and Respect Essential to the Army Profession

SMA Trust and Respect Essential to the AP

SMA Raymond Chandler had a two day visit to the National Training Center. Trust and Respect were the major themes discussed during his gathering of Soldiers from various units.

"Our profession demands equal weight on character, commitment and competence, and if you're not willing to meet those needs, those performance measures, then you are not the professional that we need in the Army," Chandler said. "And I want you take this back to your fellow Soldiers, because if you're not a professional, if you're not competent, or committed, or a person of character, how are we going to establish trust amongst one another?"

Continue Reading: SMA Chandler to NTC Soldiers: Trust, respect essential to Army profession

Army Values: Constant and Timeless

"The Army Core Values - Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage. These seven values are the foundation to be inculcated by all Soldiers upon entry to the U.S. Army.

It is the duty of all Soldiers to not only live these values, but demand the same standards from our fellow Soldiers and leaders."

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38th Chief of Staff of the Army Strategic Priorities – Waypoint 2

The 38th Chief of Staff of the Army's Vision:

"The All-Volunteer Army will remain the most highly trained and professional land force in the world. It is uniquely organized with the capability and capacity to provide expeditionary, decisive landpower to the Joint Force and ready to perform across the range of military operations to Prevent, Shape, and Win in support of Combatant Commanders to defend the Nation and its interests at home and abroad, both today and against emerging threats." -- Gen. Raymond T. Odierno

The Chief of Staff of the Army's major objectives for the future include:

  • Adaptive Army Leaders for a Complex World
  • A Globally Responsive and Regionally Engaged Army
  • A Ready and Modern Army
  • Soldiers Committed to Our Army Profession
  • The Premier All-Volunteer Army

Read the full U.S. Army News Service article: Waypoint #2: Follow up to CSA's Marching Orders

Leader Development Number One Priority

Even with the drawdown and sequestration the Army's number one priority continues to be leader development. The leader development applies not only to officers but to noncommissioned officers as well.

Chief of Staff of the Army General Ray Odierno mentions that, "We cease to be effective as an Army if we let that go".

When Gen Odierno is talking to Soldiers about the Army Profession he draws attention to the 3C's Character, Competence, and Commitment. "That's what underpins everything we do," he said.

Read More: Odierno: Leader development No. 1 priority

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One Army, Indivisible

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