Professions originated out of society’s need for the expert application of specialized knowledge. In order for professions to most effectively provide that expert knowledge, they need autonomy. That autonomy is based on trust; trust between society and the profession, and trust among the members of the profession. This trust is based on shared values, and demonstrated actions in accordance with these values.
Overcome your own fears to do what the job requires. The ability to control my emotions and my actions, regardless of circumstance, sets me apart from other men.
I will do the right thing even when nobody is looking. Uncompromising integrity is my standard. My character and honor are steadfast. My word is my bond.
We never stop learning. We are quiet professionals. I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor seek recognition for my actions.
We embrace uncertainty and challenge assumptions. We are adaptive problem solvers. We expect innovation.
We shift easily between leading and following. The Team comes before me. The lives of my teammates and the success of the mission depend on me.
The March 2002 ambush that resulted in Slabinski's heroic actions (now known as the Battle of Roberts Ridge) was described as one of the most savage and controversial battles of the Afghan war.