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A set of standards or a value system by which free, human actions are ultimately determined as right or wrong, good or evil.
military ethics def
The statement of professional ethics applied to a specific group, i.e. the military.
Pertaining to or concerned with right conduct or the distinction between right or wrong. Morality covers the extensive field of personal and social behavior.
professional ethics def
Refers to and deals with additional ideals and practices that grow out of one's professional privileges and responsibilities. Professional ethics apply to certain groups, e.g., the military, and are an attempt to define situations that otherwise would remain uncertain and to direct the moral consciousness of the members of the profession to its peculiar problems. For example, the military defines situations and prescribes correct behavior for its members in documents such as the Code of Conduct and the Law of Land Warfare.
Moral Dilemma def
a situation that requires a choice between equally undesirable alternatives.
Values and ethics publications
United States Code: Title 10
From Leading Marines (MCRP 6-11):
From Sustaining the Transformation (MCRP 6-11d):
rom Marine Corps Manual (Paragraph 110 - Military Leadership):
MCWP 6-11, Leading Marines MCRP 6-11b, Marine Corps Values: A User's Guide for Discussion Leaders. MCRP 6-11d, Sustaining the Transformation Marine Corps Manual SECNAVINST 5370.2H, Standards of Conduct and Government Ethics Title X of U.S. Code Code of Conduct
common problems in military ethics
Issuing unclear orders to a subordinate, who may not possess a sound personal code of ethics or who has a "can do anything" attitude, may cause him/her to compromise his/her ethics in the execution of the order. As a result, he/she may give an incorrect report to a superior, use undesirable methods in carrying out the order, or may even commit an illegal act out of fear of the consequences that will result if the mission is not accomplished. Some examples may be: "Gunny, I want the barracks painted. I don't care how you do it!" or, "I want 100% qualification on the rifle range." Obviously these orders are stated in questionable terms that could easily lead to unethical behavior by those executing the orders.
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