Monday, May 12, 2008


In the mid- to late 1990s, the Army officially adopted what have come to be known as "The 7 Army Core Values." The Army began to teach these values as basic warrior traits.

There was a time when my cheerleaders thought I acted like a drill sergeant, but I've gotten a lot more squishy over the years. Be that as it may, there may be some an things we can learn from the military

The seven Army Core Values (as adopted for a cheerleading squad) are as follows:

  1. Loyalty - Bear true faith and allegiance to your school, your team, and your squadmates.
  2. Duty - Fulfill your obligations.
  3. Respect - Treat others as they should be treated.
  4. Selfless Service - Put the welfare of the community, the student body, and your squadmates before your own.
  5. Honor - Live these 7 Values.
  6. Integrity - Do what's right, both legally and morally.
  7. Personal Courage - Face fear, danger, or adversity, both physical and moral.
The values were arranged to form the acronym LDRSHIP (leadership).

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