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Gifts, An Ethical Issue

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Technical Report

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United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Fort Bliss United States

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A proper understanding and knowledge of the policies and procedures for dealing with gifts and donations is the first step to eliminate any ethical dilemmas. When dealing with any ethical issue, the ethical reasoning process is a powerful tool for leaders in formulating decisions and plans of action. The articles, letters, and opinions I have read on this subject make me realize that a 100 percent viable solution is probable but will not be reached anytime soon. In the meantime, the current screening procedures through the legal system and ethics offices seem to satisfy almost all concerned. Despite the dilemma, the numerous charitable organizations, the massive volume of donations, and the willingness of companies and organizations to provide items of comfort to wounded and deployed Soldiers has rejuvenated my spirit. This outpouring intensifies my tremendous pride in our country and those who serve.

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  • Sociology and Law
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

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