Accession Number:

ADA170278

Title:

Professional Military Ethics: Are We on the Right Track?

Descriptive Note:

Student project rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-05-20

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The intent of this study is to look at what the Army has done to improve professional military ethics since 1970 and draw a conclusion as to whether or not the efforts are on the right track. The study focused on the organizations involved and the products that they produced. The Leadership monograph Series, along with the Military Qualification Skills and the Field Circulars that were produced, were looked at in detail. The regulations and field manuals which are the primary documents in the field of ethics and leadership were examined. The first criterion used for evaluation was from the academicians outside the system. The next was the goals of the insiders charged with the responsibility. Finally the goals in the documents were considered. This three-leveled approach was used to evaluate each document. It was also discovered that the efforts to date had been from the bottom up. Agreement was found from top to bottom. Since there is agreement of what the goals are and should be, it was concluded that we are on the right track.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE