The Army values have been around for many years. These are taught to a recruit on or before entering boot camp. The great thing about the Army values it is the way the Army not only wants you to be as a soldier but as a person and true professional. Taking the oath and truly living the Army values, either while in the Army or after, you will be successful in any occupation and lead a happy, prosperous, positive life.
Army Core Values
The Army values that are mentioned below are the things that make up a US Army soldier. When climbing the military ranks these values can held true at every level.
Loyalty in the Army means bearing true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, and other soldiers. Be loyal to your unit, your chain of command, your soldiers, and the mission. Even if you’re a civilian, it’s important to be loyal to the mission statement and values of your organization and the people you work with. The same goes for you as a spouse and in your family. Another part of showing loyalty is speaking up about changes that need to be made. If you’re unhappy with the way you’re being treated, or if you dislike the way your company or organization is doing certain things, speak with your chain of command or supervisor and suggest ideas that may make things better not only for you but for your colleagues, fellow soldiers, your unit, and/or organization.
Fulfill your obligations. Duty means that if you’re assigned a project or task, you follow through with it until its completion, and you always strive to exceed the expectations of your superiors, your colleagues, and your company. Take pride in what you do and how you do it. Make it so this is not only your job and a paycheck, but that you really want to work there and be part of the team and contribute to the overall success of the organization.
This is something that is not just given; it is earned. There are different types of respect. One is respect for the title or position. Another is respect for that person, their knowledge, and their experience. This also goes for your customers or other units’ soldiers or even allied soldiers or units you work with.
If you do not show respect (and professionalism goes right along with that) to your customers or potential customers, you will lose them or never gain them. The easiest way to gain respect and earn it is to treat others with respect first. Then pass on your knowledge and experience to others to help them be more successful as well.
This means putting others, their welfare and well being, ahead of yourself. This doesn’t mean running into battle and being the first one to lay down fire. This means looking out for others, your organization, and your employees. This also means if you see somebody doing wrong, try to correct it or notify the proper personnel who can assist you. If somebody you work with isn’t following your company’s values, then they’re affecting the overall well being of themselves, others, and the success of the organization and its mission.
Honor is simple; wear your uniform and flag with pride. Always put the mission and your colleagues first. Always speak positively about your colleagues, your soldiers, and your company.
What this means is when nobody is watching, you act the same as if they were. Therefore, when your supervisor is not available or not around, you still complete your assigned task and mission as if they were. Always follow the values you have committed to and believe in.
Stand up for what is right, and I do not mean you should protest all the time. What I mean is you should be willing to bring forth your ideas and thoughts to make a difference. This also means being willing to sacrifice yourself for others. If you’re out and an accident takes place, be willing to lend a hand and even take charge.
We take pride in our company values and mission statement here at Low VA Rates, just the same as the Army. New hires are taught these values from day one. The values are passed on to our customers and have led to continued success. When you speak of values, you should not only have values at work but also as a person, spouse, father, mother, daughter, son, etc. Be proud of who you are, what you do, and the values you stand for. When asked to speak of your values and your company’s values, make sure you understand them and what they mean to you.