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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

Not in My Squad Workshop - 2015 AUSA SMA PD Forum

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Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey delivered opening remarks during the AUSA SMA's Professional Development Forum in Washington, D.C., Oct. 13, 2015. Following the opening remarks small-group discussions took place facilitated by CAPE's Sgt. Maj. David L. Stewart. The discussion gave senior leaders a taste of how the "Not in my Squad" workshops could be run.

Read the full article: Dailey: 'Not in My Squad' works to empower NCOs

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NIMS Squad Leader Resource Released

The Not in my Squad (NIMS) resource for sqad leaders has been released on the CAPE website. The tool is designed to help squad leaders evaluate the state of mutual trust and cohesion within their squads, and it was developed in support of the sergeant major of the Army's "Not in my Squad" initiative.

NIMS Squad Leader Resource

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