Are We Professionals?

Bond, Kevin M.
July 2010
JFQ: Joint Force Quarterly;2010 3rd Quarter, Issue 58, p62
In this article, the author discusses military professionalism in the context of the U.S. Army. He provides an overview of professionalism and tackles its characteristics, both the essential and the functional ones. He also talks about Army doctrines and attitudes, the Soldier's Creed, and the Professional Military Ethics. Suggestions on how to achieve professionalism are offered.


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