Ethics and the Profession of Arms

    1.    The essay must not exceed 1200 words in length, double-spaced, one-inch margins, and 12-point Times New Roman font with page numbers. Due 6 Feb 2021.

    2.    The thesis will be the last sentence of the first paragraph. The paper should be an argumentative essay, not merely describing or explaining and address and extended presidential terms as reasons for U.S concern and intervention.

    3.  Present an outline with the paper.

    Military Toxic Leadership
    Thesis: Most human nature is good, but with accolades and promotions over time, that power causes one to lose self-awareness, and that lack of awareness is usually the thing that gets them caught. 

    Write on how the power of being a senior leader can feed temptation. The paper will address the below:
    -Common character traits of toxic leaders
    -How to develop young leaders to avoid these character flaws
    -Experience teaches us skill/talent cannot compensate for immoral character or unethical behavior
    -Use Bathsheba syndrome as an example of how power can get you in trouble if you dont have elements(family, friends, church) in place to check your behavior
    Martin Cook, The Moral Warrior. Albany, NY. State University of New York Press, 2010.
    Malham Wakin, The Ethics of Leadership, War, Morality, and the Military Profession, 2nd
    Edition (Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1986), 181-199. 978-0813303604.
    Yuval Levin, Taking the Long Way, First Things Magazine,
    Martin Dempsey, The Profession of Arms
    D. Stallard & K. Sanger, The Nathan Solution to the Bathsheba Syndrome, Marine
    Corps Gazette, (Apr 2014): 40-44. (5pp)

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