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What is the definition of ethics?

The study of what we understand to be good and right behavior and how we judge those behaviors. Ethics is a set of standards of conduct that guide decisions and actions based on duties derived from core values.

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The core beliefs we hold regarding what is right and fair in terms of our actions and our interactions with others; what individuals believe to be of worth and importance to their life.

What is the term for this definition?

Values

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Values that we attribute to a system of beliefs that help us define right from wrong, good versus bad.

What is the term for this definition?

Morals

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Situations where one is forced to choose between two alternatives (both alternatives can be unfavorable and/or less right and more right or less wrong and more wrong).

What is the term for this definition?

Ethical Dilemma

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What is the definition of Military Ethics?

The art of observing those moral obligations and precepts that is appropriate to a person’s role within the military profession.

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What are some Primary Ethical Values?

Honesty, Integrity, Loyalty, Accountability, Fairness, Caring, Respect

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What is the United States Air Force Core Values?

1. Integrity First

2. Service Before Self

3. Excellence in All We Do

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Dr. James Toner wrote an article entitled, ―Military OR Ethics,‖ which identifies sound ethical principles that support the Air Force Core Values. In his article, what are The Three Os?

1. What you (OWE)

2. (OUGHT) to do.

3. display proper (ORDERING) of ethical priorities

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Dr. James Toner wrote an article entitled, ―Military OR Ethics,‖ which identifies sound ethical principles that support the Air Force Core Values. In his article, what are The Three Ps?

PRINCIPLE (truth-telling and honor) first; PURPOSE (mission accomplishment and duty) second; and PEOPLE (fellow citizens, Airmen, etc.) third.

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Dr. James Toner wrote an article entitled, ―Military OR Ethics,‖ which identifies sound ethical principles that support the Air Force Core Values. In his article, what are The Three Rs?

(RULES) that give a person ethical guidance. The situation, circumstances, or (REALITIES) influence if the rules are followed. Don’t forget to consider the (RESULTS)

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Dr. James Toner wrote an article entitled, ―Military OR Ethics,‖ which identifies sound ethical principles that support the Air Force Core Values. In his article, what are The Three Ds?

1. (DISCERN) the truth
2. (DECLARE) the truth
3. then we (DO) what we have discerned

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Name the various ethical traps?

Ethical Relativism, Loyalty Syndrome, Worry Over Image, Drive for Success

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Define Ethical Relativism?

making decisions based on personal values/beliefs rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct

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Making decisions based on respect and loyalty to an individual, unit, or organization, etc. rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.

What term reflects the definition above?

A) Loyalty Syndrome
B) Worry Over Image
C) Drive for Success
D) Ethical Relativism

A) Loylty Syndrome

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Making decisions based on how they impact one’s reputation/standing among peers, subordinates, supervisors, community etc. rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.

What term reflects the definition above?

A) Loyalty Syndrome
B) Worry Over Image
C) Drive for Success
D) Ethical Relativism

B) Worry Over Image

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Define Drive for Success:

Making decisions based on a ―win at all cost‖ attitude rather than on military rules, regulations, and codes of conduct.

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________________ is defined as the demonstration of appropriate conduct through personal actions and relationships and the promotion of such conduct to subordinates through two-way communication, reinforcement, and decision making.

Ethical leadership