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Integrity

Integrity is defined by Webster’s as a firm adherence to a code of especially moral or artistic values (INCORRUPTIBILITY,) an unimpaired condition (SOUNDNESS,) and the quality or state of being complete or undivided (COMPLETENESS.) These are a couple examples of types of integrity: integrity of character, professional integrity. How I would define integrity is how one handles themselves with responsibility and the ability to take the consequences brought on by the lack there of. A leader is the role model or mentor by which a group or person that is under their command is most influenced. Eventually this will lead to a molding or modeling of this group or person’s behavior. This is why a leader must have and maintain the highest standard of character and integrity whether on or off duty. Integrity of one’s character will consist of honor, virtue, allegiance, and subordination. Without integrity the leader can never gather the respect and confidence of junior and senior members within the group whether it be a team, squad, platoon, or troop. Now I feel that integrity is a very hard characteristic to keep whole due to the verity of every aspect that is needed to exploit it. The quality of integrity is not a trait that we are born with; rather it is “learned” as we go through life. Not all good leaders have backgrounds that would indicate their level of integrity either. Instead, during the process of learning, integrity of the person is developed. As with fingerprints, no two people have the exact value system that we live by. So this makes it very hard two judge one another’s integrity or lack there of. The process of learning integrity starts when we are very young and is set by those around us such as our parents, teachers, other family members, as well as friends. With this, the level of integrity of those around us reflects the level of integrity that we have. In the military our integrity is shown through ...

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