This ADRP defines and describes the Army Profession and the Army Ethic. It expands the discussion on the Army Profession’s dual character as a military department of the United States Government and, more importantly, a military profession. It identifies two mutually supportive communities of practice of the profession: the Profession of Arms (Regular Army, Army National Guard, and Army Reserve forces) and the Army Civilian Corps. It establishes the five essential characteristics that legitimize the Army as a profession: trust, military expertise, honorable service, esprit de corps, and stewardship of the profession. This ADRP defines membership and certification of Army professionals in competence, character, and commitment. It describes Army culture, describes the Army Ethic, and lays the groundwork for developing the moral identity of the Army Profession and its professionals. It provides the foundation for Army training and education system curricula on the Army Profession, the Army Ethic, and character development of Army professionals.
NOTES: Some references listed in this doc might have been superseded and/or updated and should be checked for accuracy, which can be easily done using the DA PAM 25-30 web page or downloaded and installed program for checking current and superseded DOD publications (For example purposes only: FM 3-0 was superseded by ADP 3-0, on 10 October 2011) : This document is in PDF format