Posted on Jul 18, 2014
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I've searched the regulations, and I've asked colleagues and cohorts, and there doesn't seem to be a Values chapter. I think there should be, if there truly isn't. Who wants a soldier in their command that can't maintain the Army Values? It's basic courtesy, when you think about it. If a soldier can't maintain basic courtesy, do they really need to be in our profession?
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Article 134

Chapter 14-12 B pattern of misconduct
Chapter 14-12 c one single serious misconduct
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True, there is the catch-all article, but I think there should be a true Values chapter. But I suppose it would read about the same way that Article 134 reads anyway.
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I really like this Thread, I was thinking: If they were able to create such a Chapter, It should only be used for NCO's. we don't counsel our Soldiers on Army Values, we use the Army Values in our Counselings get Soldiers to behave as The Code of Conduct and perspective Regulations require. I mean if we as NCOs can get rated on the Values, shouldn't those Leaders who are not Upholding or living the Army Values be able to be Chaptered for it?
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My question is if there was an "Army Values Chapter" how would you document the behavior? I mean think about it, these are all the untangaible. I think Article 134 Ch 14-12B or 12C is the best you'll find. Writing a new chapter might just be to tricky.
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Yeah, it would be tricky. However, documenting the errant behavior is pretty easy: have plenty of sworn statements.
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How would you document something "selfish service" though? That's what I have a hard wrapping my head around. What behavior demonstrates you are following the values. Obliviously, things like "Honesty", "Integrity", and "Duty" are easy but others may not be so easy.
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You have to make the "implicit," "explicit," and yes, it's subjective. For example (not an Army Value), being Agile and Adaptive is a bumper sticker that gets thrown around a lot. What the hell does that mean? Well, there are loose and different descriptions in Army regulation and ADP/ADRP, but nothing that you can grab on to, so I sat down with a guy who enjoys talking about intangibles, and we came up with characteristics of being "agile and adaptive." 1) Thrives and remains possitive in ambiguous situations, 2) capable of handling multiple complex tasks in challenging/dynamic conditions, 3) Anticipate frictions & problems in advance of or in changing conditions in the environment and prioritize/posture accordingly, 4) flexible & open to change, 5) Can focus & prioritize based on guidance/intent received, and 6) Take initiative & ownership.

You won't find that in a regulation. Maybe you should be able to, but if we are going to pursue something like a values chapter, shouldn't we make an effort to define the "intagible?"
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