THE STRENGTH OF UNITY
The Seven Values of the Army really is what makes the Army unique. Believing in Loyalty, Honor, Personal Courage, Integrity—all those things are really what makes us special, because you give the guys something common to look at.
These Seven Army Values come up every day. When I get up in the morning, and I put on this uniform every day, I think about those Seven Army Values. And, it's not that I sit there and ponder them; it's that putting on this uniform, I couldn't be more proud to do what I'm doing.
As an Officer or leader in general, you're trying to use the Seven Core Army Values every day, in any decision you make every day. With your Soldiers, you want to try to make sure that not only they're carrying it out, but you're carrying it out as well.
Selfless Service, making sure that you're putting forth the same effort from the front that your Soldiers are doing—just all the little things that add up.
Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity and Personal Courage—you learn them when you're in Basic, and that's what expected of you to make a close-knit, tight group.
That's what you want out of a unit: to be really close-knit, work with your guys really well, so the job gets done, smoothly and quickly and safely as possible.