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Author Barrett, Clark C.

Title Finding "the right way" [electronic resource] : toward an Army institutional ethic / Clark C. Barrett.

Imprint Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2012]


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 64 p.) : ill.
Series Carlisle papers
Carlisle papers.
Note Title from title screen (viewed September 21, 2012).
"September 2012."
Summary The ethical lapses exemplified by Abu Ghraib, Mahmudiyah (Blackhearts), and Maywand (5/2 Stryker) are distressing symptoms of an even bigger, and potentially devastating cultural shortcoming. The U.S. Army profession lacks an institutional ethical framework and a means of peer-to-peer self-governance. The frameworks the Army has may imply but they do not explicitly dictate an Army ethic. Other English-speaking nations' ethical constructs can inform the development of an Army Ethic which serves to protect our organizational and individual honor from moral and ethical lapses which do great harm to the institution, undermine the American public trust and hinder mission accomplishment. This study describes the problem, provides a review of literature, including current Army artifacts, partner nation military ethics, and necessary philosophical underpinnings. The study also addresses the importance of promulgation, non-toleration, and the necessity for the Army to act as a learning organization. Finally, the study supplies and justifies a proposed institutional and individual Army Ethic and means of promulgation, ethical decision-making and governance. The proposed Ethic replaces and integrates a number of disjointed and disconnected Army artifacts.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 44-64).
Contents Review of recent U.S. Army ethical failures -- Definitions -- The relevance of ethics to military ends -- The relevance of ethics to the American public -- The relevance of ethics to the Army profession -- Other professions and their ethics -- Views opposed to an ethic -- History of the Army ethic -- Ethics in the current U.S. Army environment -- Review of partner military ethics -- Philosophical underpinnings of a U.S. Army ethic -- Promulgation of a U.S. Army ethic -- The importance of peer-to-peer self-governance -- USMA honor code origins -- The importance of non-toleration -- Ethical decision-making -- The U.S. Army as a learning organization -- Articulating the U.S. Army institutional ethic -- Recommendations -- Conclusions.
Subject United States. Army -- Vocational guidance.
Military ethics -- United States.
Corporate culture -- United States.
Soldiers -- United States -- Conduct of life.
Soldiers -- Professional ethics -- United States.
Decision making -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States.
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Other Form: Print version: Barrett, Clark C. Finding "the right way" (OCoLC)812466262
ISBN 1584875496
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-48 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146/10:E 73

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