Fort Riley is a great place
to live and work. Our RILEY values Respect and Dignity, Integrity, Learning,
Excellence, and Yes to Service are the core values we live by on this
installation. Take a moment to reflect on these values, consider what they mean
to you and how they apply to your lives today.
RESPECT AND DIGNITY
The Army’s greatest asset is
people. To build healthy workplace relationships, we must always treat others
with respect and dignity. Respect and dignity do not mean we won’t disagree,
but we can do so with logic while being respectful and preserving each other’s
dignity. That’s first and foremost of our RILEY values.
When you do what is right
at all times, in all situations, without expecting anything in return and when
no one is watching, that is integrity. Fostering a culture of integrity allows
us to maintain trust between one another as we live, work, train and fight next
to each other every day. Integrity is essential to our success as a community
and as an Army.
Complacency or even
remaining in a rut where we carry out duties the same way we’ve always done it
then can be dangerous. We live and work in a world that evolves constantly. To
remain efficient and effective, we must aim tirelessly to increase our skills,
knowledge and expertise. Continuous learning within our personal and
professional lives is essential in today’s Army and in today’s world. Learning is
also an important source of motivation, stimulation and job satisfaction. Our
organization can only grow and develop successfully by continuous learning and developmental
Our Army is not one of mediocrity.
We strive for success. We aim for perfection. We fight to win. Make today
count. We ought to strive for excellence and seek continuous improvements. At
the end of each day, you should be able to ask yourself, “Did I do the absolute
best I could today?” If you can answer yes to that question, you’ve done your
job, and I can appreciate that.
YES TO SERVICE
By being here today and doing
your jobs, you said yes to service. Every morning you drive through the gates,
our guards check your ID cards, wish you a great day and say “Duty First!” to
which you respond “Victory!” You have placed your duties first, regardless of
the circumstances. Yes to service does not only mean raising your right hand to
serve your nation, but it’s also about taking care of one another. I cannot
stress enough how much I appreciate your hard work and dedication to our
Soldiers, our mission, our families and our community.
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