Recently Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson III wrote an article to serve as a reminder of how we in the U.S. Military serve. In the article he says:
We defend our nation as members of the profession of arms and through our honorable accomplishment of the mission.
Our Army Ethic provides the foundation and moral basis for why we exist. It stems from our country's beginning -- the U.S. Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, United States law, the law of war, the Uniform Code of Military Justice, our oaths of enlistment and commissioning, Army values and many other contributing rules and norms.
Read the full article: Army Ethic reminds us why, how we serve