Posted on Mar 28, 2014
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In light of the "Nuke Cheating Scandal", what does INTEGRITY mean to you?

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2014/03/27/colonel-resigns-9-fired-in-nuke-cheating-scandal.html?ESRC=todayinmil.sm
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I believe you cannot have integrity without honesty and good, moral ethics.

“Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.” -Spencer Johnson
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This kind of stuff drives me nuts.  I just don't understand why stuff like this is allowed to happen.  These individuals cheated on their monthly tests and the results could have proven catastrophic.  I understand that things are sometimes difficult, but when dealing with something so significant, why take the chance of cheating.  These individuals who cheated could have been called upon to act, and there is a huge potential for them to not be able to perform their required tasks.

 

I think the thing I am most disgusted with is the fact that so many leaders were involved in this scandal.  Based on the numbers, I would have expected someone to be dishonest, maybe even a few, but to have 79 Officers punished for this (and possibly many more that didn't get caught), that is a major failure.  Leaders are supposed to uphold and enforce the standard, not help others skirt around the standard.

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Thanks for the response SFC Tierney.

So for you, integrity is a culture upheld and enforced by the leadership. I would agree that leaders need to have high levels of integrity, and impart that value onto subordinates.
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No, integrity applies to everyone.  I focused on the leadership because they were obviously setting the wrong example for their subordinates.  I think integrity is one of the most important values an individual can have.  It doesn't matter much how much you have or what you have accomplished, if you can't be trusted, then you are nothing.  But even those with integrity can be influenced by their leaders to do the wrong thing.  After enough time of being led to do what is wrong, it might seem like it is okay and integrity can go out the window.  I think this is the situation that happened in the Air Force with these 79 Officers being punished.
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It means saying no marxism, socialism, woke and treadonous ideologies that rot and divide.
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