Army Professionalism, the Military Ethic, and Officership in the 21st Century

  • December 01, 1999
  • Major John A Nagl, COL Tony Pfaff, Dr Don M Snider

The authors address what they—and many others—perceived to be a decline in military professionalism in the Army officer corps. The authors first describe the ethical, technical, and political components of military professionalism and then address the causes for the decline. They conclude by proposing a set of principles which, if adhered to, will reinvigorate the vision of the officer corps and motivate the corps to selfless service.