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The Long Green Line: Character, Competence, Commitment from Day 1

Capt. Logan Phillips, Commander of Delta Co, 35th EN BN, recently wrote an article for Army Engineer Magazine entitled "Joining the Long Green Line: One Station Unit Training."

The battalion "spearheaded an initiative to build the fundamentals of COMPETENCE, CHARACTER, and COMMITMENT in every soldier from Day One" in order to better align with the guidance from the June 2015 update to ADRP 1: The Army Profession.

Phillips says, "Our aim is to provide our great Army with the most competent and committed soldiers of character as we extend the Long Green Line."

Read the full article: Joining the Long Green Line: One Station Unit Training

Trust: Keystone of the Army Profession

Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), recently visited with students at the U.S. Army Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention (SHARP) Academy at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

During his visit, Perkins discussed the importance of trust in the Army Profession saying, "Don't confuse what you are for and what you do. ... What you do is the title you hold. What you are for is to protect the integrity of the profession by maintaining trust among our Soldiers."

Read the full article: Perkins on SHARP: Keystone of Army Profession is Trust

STAND-TO! Army Culture of Trust

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Trust is the bedrock of the Army Profession, internal trust that Army professionals live by and uphold the Army Ethic, and external trust that the American people have in the Army to serve the nation ethically, effectively, and efficiently.

Establishing, sustaining and strengthening an Army Culture of Trust is a necessary condition for mission command. Army professionals must have character, competence, and commitment, and treat themselves, each other and the American people with dignity and respect, fostering an environment where individuals and teams honorably fulfill their oaths of service.

Read the full STAND-TO!: http://www.army.mil/standto/archive_2016-01-27/

Army National Guard Director Talks Army Profession

Lt. Gen. Timothy Kadavy, Director of the U.S. Army National Guard, recently visited guardsman at a town hall meeting at the Alaska National Guard Armory on Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and spoke about several important initiatives. Among the topics he addressed were readiness; Character, Competence, and Commitment in the Army Profession; and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Dan Dailey's "Not in my Squad" initiative.

"This is your Army," Kadavy said. "This is your Army National Guard in Alaska, and these are your units and your Soldiers. This is our profession. We're committed to ensuring we're the most professional and best Army in the world."

Read the full article: Director of the Army National Guard visits Alaska Guardsmen

Establishing Ethics-Related Metrics in the Department of Defense

Ten years ago, the Department of Defense initiated the "Check It" campaign as part of its internal management controls program, but to this day "it has not developed performance metrics to measure its progress in addressing ethics-related issues."

Read the full article by Col. Charles D. Allen, U.S. Army (Ret.): It's Time to Establish Ethics-Related Metrics

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