The Seven Army Values
Loyalty, Duty, Respect. Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage
Today’s topic is going to cover a few of these values. In my National Guard unit we have soldiers who’ve deployed multiple times. One Joe who has been to Iraq 3 times! He changed to our job (MKR) and will go again later. Another just joined my platoon. He was in Iraq for his one year tour and extended a second year. When he tried to stay a third year, they force him to go home for a while.
One (who is now in another state) was in the first Gulf War with the 82nd Airborne. Then he went to Bosnia and Iraq with us. He moved to another state and went to Afghanistan…. A four time vet!
We have several soldiers in my company who’ve already been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, but in another job duty. Now that they are qualified for our jobs, Mess Kit Repair, they are volunteering to go again!
I think these are the people who know and understand the Army Values. I am proud to work with them and to know them. I'm not normally one to spout this sort of thing, but shit, I love these soldiers.