Words like loyalty, duty, respect, service, honor, integrity, and courage are thrown around often these days, but military service actually gives these words meaning.
These core values are ingrained in each soldier’s mind during Basic Combat Training. From there, soldiers learn how to implement these values in their daily lives.
As someone who served 4 years in the Army which included a 17 month deployment to Iraq, I know these values well. And even though I’ve been out of the military for many years now, I still cling tightly to military values that taught me how to be a man. I would even argue that, over time, these same values helped me become a better businessman and a stronger entrepreneur.