Non-commissioned Officer and Integrity Essay

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According to, integrity is “the adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.” According to the Army Values, the definition of integrity is to do what's right, legally and morally. It continues to say that integrity is a quality you develop by adhering to moral principles and that it requires that you do and say nothing that deceives others. Integrity is something that is instilled in us in the beginning of basic training. As we grow in our military career, we learn that all Army values, including integrity still apply during off-duty hours and when not in uniform. We are Soldiers always; twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Integrity is not solely based upon the actions of an …show more content…
As a Supply Sergeant, I work directly for the Commander maintaining and managing the various property books. Every piece of equipment and its components are required in order to complete the various missions of my unit. The Commander is overall responsible for the equipment but delegates to me the task of ensuring all items are properly accounted for and maintained at the lowest level. The Commander has to trust that I am able to fulfill the responsibilities inherit in my role as the Supply Sergeant. Even if I fail to do my job, the Commander is greatly affected and both of our jobs become more difficult. The Commander would then begin to micromanage the Supply section as a whole to ensure his property is being taken care of. I don’t like to be micromanaged and know that I am more than capable of doing my job well so that makes for a tense professional relationship between the Commander and I. Hostile work environments, regardless whether mine or not, are unhealthy and cause added stress. In addition, if the Commander does not trust that I am capable of fulfilling my duties as his Supply Sergeant, I could be removed from my position. Removal from my current position would result in a negative NCOER and would also damage my professional reputation. What Commander would want a Supply Sergeant that was unable to successfully do their job at a unit working for them? My own personal definition of integrity would be that it should go hand-in-hand with