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Ethics

The study of what we understand to be good and right behavior and how we judge those behaviors.

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Values

The core beliefs we hold regarding what is right and fair in terms of our actions and our interactions with others; what individuals believe to be of worth and importance to their life.

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Morals

Values that we attribute to a system of beliefs that help us define right from wrong, good versus bad. Typically, they get their authority from something outside the individual— they may come from a higher being or authority.

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Ethical Dilemma

Situations where one is forced to choose between two alternatives

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Military Ethics

The art of observing those moral obligations and precepts that is appropriate to a person’s role within the military profession.

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Honesty

being truthful, straightforward and having candor are aspects of honesty.

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Integrity

being faithful to one’s convictions is part of integrity.

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Loyalty

the bond that holds the nation and the federal government together and the protection against dissention and conflict.

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Accountability

accepting responsibility for decisions and the resulting consequences.

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Fairness

Open-mindedness and impartiality are important aspects of fairness.

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Caring

Caring for others is the protection against the temptation to pursue the mission at any cost.

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Respect

treating people with dignity, honoring privacy, and allowing self-governing.

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Promise Keeping

DoD employees (to include Airmen) are obligated to keep their promises in order to promote trust and cooperation.

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Responsible Citizenship

the civic duty of every citizen, especially DoD employees (to include Airmen) to exercise discretion.

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The Three Os

you must know who (US Constitution, Air Force, Unit) and what you OWE; display proper ORDERING of ethical priorities and understand what you should, or OUGHT to do.

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The Three Ps

Airmen must put PRINCIPLE (truth telling and honor) first; PURPOSE (mission accomplishment and duty) second; and PEOPLE (fellow citizens, Airmen, etc.) third.

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The Three Rs

it is the RULES that give a person ethical guidance. The situation, circumstances, or REALITIES influence if the rules are followed. Don’t forget to consider the RESULTS or consequences of decisions and actions beforehand.

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The Three Ds

we must try to DISCERN the truth; at appropriate times, we DECLARE the truth, as we have discerned it; and then we DO what we have discerned and declared.

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Ethical Behaviors

Ethical leaders persistently ensure they behave ethically at all times and they patiently and faithfully applying high standards in all decision making opportunities.

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Ethical Decision Making

Making good ethical decisions requires a trained sensitivity to ethical issues and a practiced method for exploring the ethical aspects of a decision and weighing the considerations that should impact our choice of a course of action.

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Ethical Traps

confusion or uncertainly as to what actions or behaviors to take because of conflicting opinions/values.

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Ethical Relativism

making decisions based on personal values/beliefs rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct

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Loyalty Syndrome

making decisions based on respect and/or loyalty to an individual, unit, or organization etc. rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct

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Worry Over Image

making decisions based on how they impact one’s reputation/standing among peers, subordinates, supervisors, community etc. rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.

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Drive for Success

making decisions based on a ―win at all cost‖ attitude rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.

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Ethical leadership

the demonstration of appropriate conduct through personal actions and relationships and the promotion of such conduct to subordinates through two- way communication, reinforcement, and decision making.