Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium: Exploring the Professional Military Ethic Held in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas on November 15-17, 2010
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS
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The U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Command and General Staff College Foundation are pleased to present this report from the 2010 Fort Leavenworth Ethics Symposium, Exploring the Professional Military Ethic. The Aim of this symposium was to contribute to the Chief of Staff s vision of an Army that lives the Army values and embodies a Professional Military Ethic PME to meet the moral and ethical challenges faced in this era of persistent conflict. As the second ethics symposium at Fort Leavenworth, our intent was to build upon the Center for the Army Profession and Ethic s CAPE foundational work on an official PME. Last year s symposium initiated the discussion on ethical and legal issues that U.S. Army leaders face in contemporary conflict. As a result, those attendees concluded that the U.S. Army needs robust ethics training and education at all levels that are supported by guiding principles for ethics in the profession of arms. During this year s symposium, members from CAPE presented TRADOC s White Paper on the Profession of Arms. This white paper should serve as a start point on the development of a PME. As LTG Caslen stated in his address to symposium attendees, If the Army is a profession, it sets its ethical standards.
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