Do What’s Right, Legally and Morally
I keep saying lead, train, care - the core values, Warrior Ethos - [the Army] is giving it different names, but it has always been there. If you have those [core values], you can adapt to anything and transform into anything. But the key to getting it done are those core values that have been there since day one and will always be there. If we lose, we lose everything.
SMA Richard A. Kidd
No one appreciates a bad soldier getting his 'just due' more than a good soldier.
SMA William A. Connelly
We can’t all do everything; we can’t all have every badge, every medal, or every award. But that’s okay. As long as you do what you’re supposed to do and you do it well, you’re going to be okay. If soldiers do the right thing every day because it is the right thing to do, treat other soldiers with dignity and respect, and follow the golden rule, they will succeed as soldiers and the Army will succeed as a whole.
SMA Robert E. Hall
People value honesty. They value integrity. They value competence and courage and all those kinds of things.
SMA Richard A. Kidd
The trust, confidence, and support given to us by our chain of command, and the tenacity of the great noncommissioned officers of the past, have laid the foundation and developed our quality corporals and sergeants.
SMA Julius W. Gates
Soldiers must possess integrity in order to build trust and confidence in themselves, our leadership, and the American public. Among the things I’ve learned during my career is that you must be honest with everyone about everything.
SMA Glen E. Morrell
The core of a soldier is moral discipline. It is intertwined with the discipline of physical and mental achievement. It motivates doing on your own what is right without prodding. It is an inner critic that refuses to tolerate less than your best. Total discipline overcomes adversity and physical stamina draws on an inner strength that says “drive on.”
SMA William G. Bainbridge
Without self-discipline, a noncommissioned officer can never develop or maintain personal integrity.
SMA Silas L. Copeland