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Justice:  Giving reward and punishment according to the merits of the case in question.  The ability to administer a system of rewards and punishments impartially and consistently.

Judgement:  The ability to weigh facts and possible courses of action in order to make sound decisions.

Dependabililty:  The certainty of proper performance of duty.

Integrity:  Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principles. The quality of truthfulness and honesty.

Decisiveness:  Ability to make decisions promptly and to announce them in a clear, forceful manner.
Tact:  The ability to deal with others in a manner that will maintain good relations and avoid offense. More simply stated, tact is the ability to say and do the right thing at the right time.
Initiative:  Taking action in the absence of orders.

Endurance:  The mental and physical stamina measured by the ability to withstand pain, fatigue, stress, and hardship.
Bearing:  Creating a favorable impression in carriage, appearance, and personal conduct at all times.

Unselfishness:  Avoidance of providing for one’s own comfort and personal advancement at the expense of others.

Courage:  Courage is a mental quality that recognizes fear of danger or criticism, but enables a Marine to proceed in the face of danger with calmness and firmness.

Knowledge:  Understanding of a science or an art. The range of one’s information, including professional knowledge and understanding of your Marines.

Loyalty:  The quality of faithfulness to country, Corps, unit, seniors, subordinates and peers.
Enthusiasm:  Motivation is Contagious

By understanding the Marine Corps core values of Honor, Courage, and Commitment, you will understand how these ideals help MCJROTC cadets become better citizens.

Honor is the quality that guides Marines to exemplify ethical and moral behavior.

Courage is a mental quality that recognizes fear of danger or criticism, but enables a leader to proceed in the face of it with calmness and firmness. It is a quality of mind that gives leaders control over fear, enabling them to accept responsibility and to act properly in a threatening situation.

Commitment means the dedication to carry out all unit tasks and to serve the values of the country, the MCJROTC, and the unit. Commitment leads to the highest discipline for your unit and yourself.

In addition to these ideals, your values must also be applied to other areas. These might be ideas such as punctuality, truthfulness, and fidelity. You must also value the outer signs of these ideals, such as having good personal hygiene and a spotless uniform. Last, but by no means least important, you must apply your values to friends, family, and fellow cadets.​

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