Accession Number : ADA603799


Title :   Moral Fitness: Ethical Education for Marines


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : MARINE CORPS COMMAND AND STAFF COLL QUANTICO VA


Personal Author(s) : Hlad, Michael T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a603799.pdf


Report Date : 16 Apr 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 31


Abstract : The United States has been involved in combat operations for the past decade. Some of the darkest moments in those conflicts have come from the ethical failings of some of our service members. The Marine Corps prides itself on maintaining high ethical standards; however, we are not immune to these failings as seen by the body desecration video and SS flag photos in Afghanistan. These failings have occurred during times of high operational tempo and have caused Marine Corps leadership, the public, and civilian leaders to question our ethical foundations and training. What can the Marine Corps do to create Marines who are ethical when it matters the most? Through integrated leadership and ethics education in the leadership continuum, the Marine Corps can create a resilient and ethical force better prepared for the moral dilemmas of combat operations, military service, and life after the military.


Descriptors :   *EDUCATION , *ETHICS , *PHYSICAL FITNESS , LEADERSHIP , MARINE CORPS PERSONNEL , VIDEO SIGNALS


Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE