The Australian Army’s cultural and ethical foundation is its values and the bonds of trust and respect between each and every individual who joins in service to the Australian nation.
- Courage, moral and physical, to act in the best interests of the nation and the Army; including the moral strength and professionalism to balance the will to win with compassion, and mate-ship with duty.
- Initiative to explore opportunities and embrace innovation to improve Army and our service to our nation.
- Respect for ourselves, our colleagues, our community and our history of service to the nation; acknowledging that each one of us has earned the right to wear the Rising Sun badge and the responsibility to uphold the values and traditions it symbolises.
- Teamwork to support each other, our Australian community, our allies and our regional security partners in striving to achieve our mission; in a world connected by digital communication, such national and international ‘communities’ exist in both physical and online domains.
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