To Serve With Honor should be required reading for all members of the officer corps of the United States military. Beyond that, it should be made required reading for all United States military academies, ROTC and officer candidate programs. This treatise on military ethics goes a long way in bridging the gap between the military and society's understanding of the military's ethical dilemma. It is a must for the student of military affairs. International Social Science Review
To Serve With Honor is the first book by an American to focus on the validity of current standards of military ethics in more than a century. This thoughtful study begins with the premise that the military profession is qualitatively different from any other profession. Author Richard Gabriel uses this assumption to address such vital questions as What are the limits of military obedience? and When does a soldier have an obligation to resist the orders of his superiors?
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About the Author
RICHARD A. GABRIEL is Professor of Politics at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Table of Contents
The Ethical Climate
The Nature of Military Ethics
The Need for Military Ethics
Professionalism and the Brotherhood of Arms
A Code of Military Ethics
The Character of the Soldier
Loyalty, Obedience, and Dissent
Instilling Military Ethics