The Core Values and Army Civilian Corps Creed of the Fort Buchanan Directorate of Emergency Services are intended to guide and inspire us in all we say and do. Making sure that our values and creed become part of our day-to-day work life is our mandate, and helps to ensure that our personal and professional behavior can be a model for all to follow. We follow the seven Army core values and creed which means living to a higher standard for Soldiers and the Army Civilian Corps workforce. The Army values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage guide the conduct of all members of the Army profession, including Army Civilians. The Army Civilian Corps Creed also embodies a commitment to selfless service. The Creed may be viewed as a contract between the Army Civilian and the Army, our Nation, and its citizens.


Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, the Army, your unit and other Soldiers. Bearing true faith and allegiance is a matter of believing in and devoting yourself to something or someone. A loyal Soldier or DA Civilian is one who supports the leadership and stands up for fellow Soldiers.


Fulfill your obligations. Doing your duty means more than carrying out your assigned tasks. Duty means being able to accomplish tasks as part of a team. The work of the U.S. Army is a complex combination of missions, tasks and responsibilities — all in constant motion. Our work entails building one assignment onto another. You fulfill your obligations as a part of your unit every time you resist the temptation to take “shortcuts” that might undermine the integrity of the final product.


Treat people as they should be treated. In the Soldier’s Code, we pledge to “treat others with dignity and respect while expecting others to do the same.” Respect is what allows us to appreciate the best in other people. Respect is trusting that all people have done their jobs and fulfilled their duty. And self-respect is a vital ingredient with the Army value of respect, which results from knowing you have put forth your best effort.

Selfless Service

Put the welfare of the Nation, the Army and your subordinates before your own. Selfless service is larger than just one person. In serving your country, you are doing your duty loyally without thought of recognition or gain. The basic building block of selfless service is the commitment of each team member to go a little further, endure a little longer, and look a little closer to see how he or she can add to the effort.


Live up to Army values. Soldiers and Civilians who develop the habit of being honorable, and solidify that habit with every value choice they make. Honor is a matter of carrying out, acting, and living the values of respect, duty, loyalty, selfless service, integrity and personal courage in everything you do.


Do what’s right, legally and morally. Integrity is a quality you develop by adhering to moral principles. It requires that you do and say nothing that deceives others. As your integrity grows, so does the trust others place in you. The more choices you make based on integrity, the more this highly prized value will affect your relationships with family and friends, and, finally, the fundamental acceptance of yourself.

Personal Courage

Face fear, danger or adversity (physical or moral). Personal courage has long been associated with our Army. With physical courage, it is a matter of enduring physical duress and at times risking personal safety. Facing moral fear or adversity may be a long, slow process of continuing forward on the right path, especially if taking those actions is not popular with others. You can build your personal courage by daily standing up for and acting upon the things that you know are honorable.

Army Civilian Corps Creed

  • • I am an Army Civilian; a member of the Army Team
  • • I am dedicated to our Army, our Soldiers and Civilians
  • • I will always support the mission
  • • I provide stability and continuity during war and peace
  • • I support and defend the Constitution of the United States and consider it an honor to serve our Nation and our Army
  • • I live the Army values of Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage

We pledged to accomplish this through the "Strength Of Unity" while ensuring to protect those that "Protect our Freedoms World-wide, "Shoulder to Shoulder, DOD Military Service member and the professional Directorate of Emergency Services team member.