Rev. Dr. Daniel M. Bell, Jr — CGSC Ethics Chair & Professor of Theology and Ethics at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Columbia, South Carolina – spoke this morning (Tuesday, 11 Dec.) about the importance of the study of ethics. His topics of subjectivism and emotivism provide insight on how young people in our society and the Servicemen and Women of today view morality and how they make their decisions. It is important for us as field grade officers and leaders to understand how those that we will lead think.
This is important because it will enable us to determine the best way to give orders and instill beliefs within our unit to ensure compliance and commitment. As a field grade officer we do not have to change our moral philosophy but must understand why those that we lead may not agree with what we believe and potentially ways to make them understand why we believe what we do.
– MAJ Joseph R. Inge, CGSOC, SG 9A