“Integrity is doing what is right, all the time, within the bounds of your personal beliefs and without compromising common laws,” said Capt. Ryan Stidum, joint test element officer at the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command Joint Test Element. Integrity is having the courage to stand up to someone or a situation that you know is wrong. It takes courage to do the right thing, no matter what the consequences are and no matter whether you are under watch or not. Building a reputation of integrity takes years, but it takes only a second to lose it so upholding integrity should be our primary aim throughout life. Integrity starts with a deliberate intent to continuously strive to be a better person while remaining consistent and true to one’s beliefs. The Army characterizes this as adhering to moral principles. But it’s not always easy, especially when doing so is not the most popular thing to do.

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