"…a thoughtful introductory survey for nonspecialists. Recommended. Lower- and upper-level undergraduates, general readers, and professionals." - Choice
"With the Army refocusing on its ethic, Bill Rhodes' handbook comes at a good time. The book is an excellent introduction to professional military ethics and a valuable resource to military professionals as we begin to seriously reexamine a critical component of the Army's foundation. … Because of its focus, the book is a good choice for those interested in exploring the topic of professional military ethics for the first time and those who want to reflect on their current views. The various topics and issues are laid out clearly and concisely and numerous examples illustrate and clarify the points being made. … Rhodes provides an excellent introduction to military ethics and he stimulates further reflection and research by the reader." - Military Review
"Rhodes's ability to translate often intricate and jargon-laden concepts into language that a midshipman or cadet could read and understand (or that faculty could walk into a classroom and teach) is one of this book's greatest strengths. One does not need to read far before being struck by how clearly and economically the author is able to communicate important issues of military ethics. With so much of the ethics literature hampered by overly academic language, this contribution alone is enough to commend the book. … Without question, An Introduction to Military Ethics should be required reading at the nation's service academies and ROTC programs. Discussing these issues as Rhodes presents them will not guarantee the proper moral formation of America's next generation of military leaders, but it will certainly prepare them to understand what is required of them morally as they enter and mature in their profession."