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Objectives Comprehend the Navy’s Core Values. Understand the relationship between Core Values and moral and ethical responsibilities of a Naval leader. Know purpose of Discipline. Know the various traits of a leader Realize importance of personal ethics.
Objectives Comprehend the major principle of the Code of Conduct Comprehend the importance of the Sailor’s Creed
Today’s Fleet Current Challenges –Downsizing –Reorganization –Budget Reductions “Do more with less” Our most valuable resource ---our people
Core Values Goal –Education –Reinforcement –Accountability –Internal check on how we conduct ourselves in our everyday business
Building the Navy “Climate” Enhance esprit de corps Self Esteem Teamwork Eliminate… –Gun-decking –Fraternization –Racism –Sexual Harassment
What kinds of behavior have you seen displayed that suggest some individuals within our society have diminished values?
The “Higher Standard” Are Naval Personnel held to a higher standard? Where do our values come from? –Family –History –Corporate Honor Courage Commitment
Honor Integrity – adherence to a code of values Ethics – conforming to accepted professional (or personal) standards of conduct Honesty – fairness and straightforwardness of conduct
Courage THE MENTAL AND MORAL STRENGTH TO RESIST OPPOSITION, DANGER, OR HARDSHIP
Courage Loyalty – faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, or government Patriotism – selflessness for country Valor – strength of mind or spirit that enables one to encounter danger with firmness
COMMITMENT STATE OF BEING OBLIGATED OR EMOTIONALLY IMPELLED
Commitment Competence – having the capacity to function in a particular way Teamwork – work done by several, each doing a part, to increase efficiency of the whole Concern for people – reinforce personal worth of people
CODE OF CONDUCT Why? –Conduct during past conflict –Provides a clear but realistic moral compass –Guides the actions of service members taken prisoner by hostile forces
Article I I am an American fighting in the forces which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my life in their defense
Article II I will never surrender of my own free will. If in command, I will never surrender the members of my command while they still have the means to resist.
Article III If I am captured I will continue to resist, by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy.
Article IV If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any actions which might be harmful to my comrades. If I am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and will back them up in every way.
Article V When questioned, should I become a prisoner of war, I am required to give name, rank, service number, and date of birth. I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country and its allies or harmful to their cause.
Article VI I will never forget that I am an American, fighting for freedom, responsible for my actions, and dedicated to the principles which made my country free. I will trust in my God and in the United States of America.
Sailor’s Creed I am a United States Sailor. I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America and I will obey the orders of those appointed over me. I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and those who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world. I proudly serve my country’s combat team with honor, courage, and commitment. I am committed to excellence and the fair treatment of all.
1916 SPEECH President Woodrow Wilson U.S. Naval Academy