Accession Number : ADA262238


Title :   Ethics on the Political Battlefield


Descriptive Note : Research paper


Corporate Author : INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Churchill, Ralph B


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262238.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 32


Abstract : This paper is intended to serve as an ethical primer for those professional military officers who are on an initial assignment beyond the familiar territory of their primary specialty training. It also can be used by more senior officers as they prepare for service at higher levels of government where the political aspects of their duties can cause increased stress on their ethical obligations. Through a series of real-life situations, the ethical dilemmas presented by military service in the highly politicized environment of Washington, D.C. are analyzed and discussed. Ethical correctness and professional obligation are explored in an attempt to help the reader understand the environment in which he/she will be serving. A model for ethical decision making is then presented and an ethical filter is provided to aid in the ethical decision making process. Use of the model and filter by officers serving in highly politicized positions will enable them to make ethically correct decisions and take the action that ought to be taken.


Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING , *ETHICS , *BEHAVIOR , *OFFICER PERSONNEL , *DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA , *BILLETS(PERSONNEL) , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES) , JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , CONGRESS , MILITARY PROCUREMENT , CASE STUDIES , CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE