Courage, Commitment, Comradeship, Integrity.

Courage includes both physical and moral courage: those with physical courage overcome their fear in the face of danger; while those with moral courage make difficult decisions and have the conviction to stand by their principles in the face of adversity.

Commitment is displayed when personnel work together as one team in serving the interests of all New Zealanders, putting others before self when necessary.

Comradeship is the basis of all Army teams. It means looking after each other, understanding that more can be achieved by working as a team than as individuals.

Integrity requires honesty, sincerity, reliability and consistency.

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The Way of the New Zealand Warrior

The Way of the Warrior is also called the Army's ethos. Ethos is a Greek word which means the distinctive character and attitudes of a community or a culture. Because the Army is an organisation which exists to fight for the nation, and its members must be prepared to fight, the Army has its own distinctive culture and traditions.

Every soldier who joins the Army must conform to the Army's ethos and follow The Way of the Warrior. The New Zealand Army's ethos, or The Way of the New Zealand Warrior, is to serve New Zealand loyally and honourably.

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This page was last amended on 19 March 2015