The Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) hosted the inaugural Army Profession Symposium at West Point, New York, July 30-31, 2014. The symposium's purpose was to develop a shared vision, reinforce guidance, and generate dialogue on "Living the Army Ethic." Attendees reviewed the Army Ethic White Paper; explored future ethical challenges to the Army Profession; and discussed the concept and strategy for Character Development.
The event was sponsored by the Commanding General (CG), U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC). Invitees included senior Army leaders from all components.
The CSA's intent in establishing this symposium was to generate shared understanding of the central role of the Army Ethic in explaining, inspiring, and motivating why and how we serve. As the Army moves further into the 21st century, the Army is in a period of strategic transition which presents tremendous opportunities for the profession. The Army should be the nation's leading institution for human capital and ethical development. To be that leader, the Army must intensify its understanding of what it means for the Army to be a Profession.
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