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May 20, 2004

Words from the Secretary and Chief.

SUBJECT JOINT MESSAGE FROM CSA/ASA

NEVER IN RECENT MEMORY HAVE OUR ARMY VALUES, THE SOLDIER S CREED, AND OUR WARRIOR ETHOS BEEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR US TO REFLECT UPON THAN TODAY. OUR ARMY IS SERVING OUR NATION WITH GREAT COURAGE AND HONOR DURING VERY DANGEROUS TIMES. WE ENJOY GREAT SUPPORT AND THE CONFIDENCE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WHOM WE SERVE, AND WE ARE RESPECTED AROUND THE GLOBE. IN VIEW OF CURRENT EVENTS, WE MUST RE-DOUBLE OUR EFFORTS HOLD OUR HEADS HIGH AND DRIVE ON TO ACCOMPLISH OUR INDIVIDUAL TASKS AND COLLECTIVE MISSIONS. INTEGRITY IS NON-NEGOTIABLE. EVERYONE HAS LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES WHEN IT COMES TO THE LEGAL, MORAL, AND ETHICAL. DISCIPLINE IS DOING WHAT SRIGHT WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING. WE ARE PROUD OF YOU AND OUR ARMY.DRIVE ON! R. L. BROWNLEE, ACTING SECRETARY OF THE ARMY GENERAL PETER J. SCHOOMAKER, CHIEF OF STAFF OF THE ARMY