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CLARK C. BARRETT is currently a member of the Michigan Army National Guard and is a civilian engineer for a major defense contractor. After graduating from West Point in 1993, he was commissioned in the Infantry Branch and served in the 1st Armored Division in Germany. He branch transferred to Armor Branch, continuing his service in Bosnia and in the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Hood, TX. In 2000, Lieutenant Colonel Barrett departed active duty and joined the National Guard. As a Guardsman, he has served in Infantry, Armor, and Cavalry positions and deployed to Egypt and Iraq. Lieutenant Colonel Barrett focuses on the human and organizational dimensions of the military, specializing in leadership studies, motivation theory, and combat stress research. He has authored a number of articles in professional and scholarly publications including, most recently, “Unarmed and Dangerous: The Holistic Preparation of Soldiers for Combat,” published in Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry. Lieutenant Colonel Barrett holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Military Academy, an M.S. in technical management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, an M.S. in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Ph.D. in leadership from Andrews University.
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Authored by LTC Clark C. Barrett.
This monograph suggests the U.S. Army profession’s most worrisome cultural shortcoming is the lack of a codified institutional ethic and a means of peer-to-peer self-governance. This paper describes the problem, provides a review of the literature, and supplies and justifies a proposed institutional and individual Army Ethic.