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Clearly define the ethical problem. a. The ethical problem is weather I should do the “right” thing and report SFC Sharp. Who I understand to be an all around good leader. For a possible security breach without talking to SFC Sharp first to get all the facts straight.

2. Employ applicable laws and regulations. a. Every unit should have an SOP for dealing with the handling of secret material. I would check the SOP first and see what AR’s apply then go from there.

3. Reflect on the ethical values and their ramifications. a. The Army values that I find applicable to this situation are duty, loyalty, Integrity, and respect. I will take time to reflect on each of these values as I feel they apply. Duty: I believe that it is my duty to do the right thing here and gather all the facts of the situation from all parties involved. Before developing a course of action that may hinder the careers of both myself and SFC Sharp. Loyalty: My loyalties are both with my unit and the NCO corp. I feel I need to do what’s best for both. Integrity: If I do not take the time and develop the best COA for this situation. My character as an NCO will be compromised. Respect: Knowing that SFC Sharp is a good NCO I owe it to him to discuss this matter with him personally before taking it to higher. Because it may have been a simple mistake. One that may not have to jeopardize his career if it is handled internally first.

4. Consider the applicable morale principles. a. I feel that it would be unjust jumping to conclusions right away and reporting SFC Sharp for mishandling of secret material. Considering all the facts, I feel that this was a simple mistake and that no sensitive material was compromised. I also understand the ramifications if this were more sensitive material that was left unsecured and not destroyed. So before the finger pointing and…...

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