“SFC Sharp and the SECRET Papers”
Recently, you received an assignment as the communications and electronics staff NCO of the 99th Infantry Battalion. You are replacing SFC Sharp who is on the promotion list to master sergeant and is departing for his next duty assignment in two weeks.
SFC Sharp’s welcome was impressive and he has done everything imaginable to ensure you’re getting off to a good start. Your Soldiers appear well trained, and your section sergeant, SGT Day, seems to know just about everything. You know you have big shoes to fill when SFC Sharp leaves because everyone seems to like and respect him. You’ve heard people say that he knows more about infantry ...view middle of the document...
The schedule shows them scheduled for destruction two weeks ago, and as far as I’m concerned SFC Sharp destroyed them two weeks ago.”
1. Clearly define the ethical problem.
The ethical problem is that by not reporting or talking to SFC Sharp about this breach of security, I would be compromising one of the army values integrity.
2. Employ applicable laws and regulations.
•I would reference the Joint Ethics Regulation (JER) which provides general guidance concerning values that apply to all DOD employees. Then I would also consult the unit internal SOP to see if that can give my guidance on the situation
.3. Reflect on the ethical values and their ramifications.
•Loyalty: is an intangible bond based on a legitimate obligation. It involves the correct ordering of our obligations and commitments
.•&νβσπ;Duty outlines the sum: of all laws, rules, etc. that make up the professional, civic, and moral obligations of leaders. At a minimum, all Army leaders are expected to fulfill their obligations.
.•Respect: denotes the regard and recognition of the dignity that every human being possesses. It involves...