Award Date


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Ethics and Policy Studies

First Committee Member

Craig Walton

Number of Pages



The Navy's training revolves around the core values of Honor, Courage and Commitment. It is my purpose here to propose an Aristotelian based ethic for the professional U.S. Naval Officer. Chapter One will be my introduction. In Chapter Two I will look at Aristotle's practical reasoning and what it takes to attain excellence. Chapter Three will explore the U.S. government's broken covenant with members of the armed forces. The law and morality pertaining to warriors will be addressed in Chapter Four. Chapter Five will address the apprenticeship of junior officers and their need for growth and mentoring. I will conclude in Chapter Six with recent examples of heroic behavior and real life role models. Navy core values training is imperative. Memorization of a laundry list of requirements falls short of what young professionals need.


Aristotelian; Ethic; Naval; Officers; Professional

Controlled Subject

Philosophy; Political science

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas


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