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Moral Courage: the Guts of a Tough Decision

Discussion in 'Academy/Military News' started by bruno, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

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    http://www.vmi.edu/NewsCenter.aspx?id=4294967684

    I thought that this is a very timely message that the speaker delivered to the Corps of Cadets at VMI yesterday- thought that it might have some some interest and relevance to the audience in our forums:

    "[I]Moral courage is being willing to endure significant danger for the sake of your principles," said Kidder. "Envision a Venn diagram where the circles represent principles, danger and endurance. Moral courage exists at the intersection of those three things...."[/I]
    "Kidder told the Corps of Cadets that thanks to events like 9/11 and the recent financial crisis, the world is beginning to understand the importance of character. While individual examples of moral courage may seem small, moral courage is at the heart of policy-making decisions, issues faced by the military and by educators who face students who cheat"...
     
  2. flieger83

    flieger83 Super Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Military comment:

    "That's a SHACK!" (AF style)

    "BRAVO ZULU!" (USN/USMC style)

    "HOOAH!" (Army style)

    VERY EXCELLENT!

    Steve
    USAFA ALO
    USAFA '83
     

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