Citizen Soldier Soldier Citizen Soldier
Soldier Responsibilities By your presence, you are showing that the proud heritage of citizen service continues today. Your goal, becoming a soldier, demonstrates selfless service to the nation.
Becoming a Soldier A “rite of passage” that teaches the responsibilities of citizenship.”
Oath of Enlistment • “Bear true faith and allegiance to the United States of America.” • “Serve and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies.” • “Obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Officers appointed over me.”
Responsibilities of a Citizen • Participate in the democratic process. • Support the law. • Respect diversity. • Work for the general welfare of others.
Responsibilities of a Soldier • Responsibilities of citizenship. Plus • Living up to your Oath of Enlistment. • Understanding and living the seven core values.
The Professional Army Ethic • Elements of the Oath of Enlistment • The Seven Core Army Values
Seven Army Core Values Loyalty Duty Respect Selfless Service Honor Integrity Personal Courage
Character • “The combined moral and ethic structure of a person.” • “That combination of qualities that distinguishes one person from another.”
Heritage and Traditions • Heritage • People, events, and ideas from the past that influence the present. • Traditions • Daily, visible reminders of the Army’s values, the need for units to work together, and the Army’s proud heritage.
Marching Soldiers have been marching in cadence since the days of Alexander the Great. Today’s Army moves to songs.
Evolution of the Hand Salute Saluting is one way members of the military show their respect for each other.
Summary • Soldier responsibilities • The army ethic • Oath of Enlistment • Seven core values • Heritage and traditions • Army uniforms and chevrons • Marching and music • The hand salute