Immediate Release

Secretary of Defense Message on Reaffirming DOD Values and Ethical Conduct

March 2, 2021

Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III has reaffirmed Department of Defense values and ethical conduct in a message to the DOD workforce.  Secretary Austin emphasized the core values of honesty, integrity, character and selflessness, as well as ethical conduct, as being essential to the department's mission and to restoring and maintaining public trust in government.

You can read the full memorandum to the force here.