THE 17 PRINCPLES
As participants in the program develop an understanding and incorporate the Founding Principles into their lives, they realize they are capable of achieving something greater than an individual can accomplish alone.
Thinking of innovative and better ideas, programs, and solutions to problems.
The ability to make wise decisions based on reason and moral principle.
Doing your duty or responsibility regardless of fatigue or other factors.
The readiness to read, study, seek challenges, and work to strengthen beliefs, values, ethics, knowledge, and skill.
Sensitivity to the feelings, values, interests, and well-being of others.
The assurance to be successful in all endeavors.
Mental, spiritual, and physical stamina.
Making timely and appropriate changes in thinking, plans, or methods when you see a better way.
Sense of Humor
Not taking yourself too seriously.
The perseverance to accomplish a goal, regardless of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Taking charge when necessary.
Posture, overall appearance, and manner of physical movement.
Sound judgement in making good decisions at the proper time.
Teach ability; correcting weaknesses or imperfections in your character, knowledge, and skills.
The ability to take action without waiting for orders or supervision.
The fair treatment of all people regardless of race, religion, color, gender, age, or national origin.
Poise Under Stress
Confident control of emotions under adverse conditions.
Danny Dietz Jr.
"Understand yourself in order to better understand others."
Donald Winters, Navy Secretary
"(Dietz and Axelson) continued to fight the enemy with undiminished zeal, covering the extraction of the rest of their team while they stayed and fought. Putting the safety of their teammates ahead of their own, they displayed extraordinary heroism in combat.”
Danny Dietz Jr.
"Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits. Believe in yourself. Consider every angle."