The Right Thing

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For the past two years I’ve been working at the Navy Senior Enlisted Academy. Our students are E-7s, 8s and 9s in all services. Part of our curriculum is to prepare the students to answer impromptu questions. Impromptus are questions are answered off the cuff, students don’t formally prepare, but because of their position and experience they should be able to answer. We do this with our students because we want to prepare them to give a well thought out answer when they are put on the spot.

We ask a few questions that touch on integrity and what the core values of honor, courage, and commitment mean. When we ask those questions the most popular answer we hear is “do the right thing when no one is looking”.

However when you ask what the right thing is, they have a difficult time answering. Some err on the side of…

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