Verdier som betyr noeVerdier som betyr noe fleste forstår at det krever mot å evakuere 306 pasienter og pårørende fra et sykehus mens det skytes vilt rundt deg. Men i krig og konflikt er tolkningene sjelden så enkle. Her er tre historier som utfordret Forsvarets kjerneverdier: Respekt, ansvar og mot. Our core vaules are respect, responsibility and courage. Photo: Marthe Brendefur, Norwegian Armed ForcesGardister som holder rundt hverandre under julegrantenning.

Our Values and Standards

The Norwegian Armed Forces' values and standards are based on important virtues of Norwegian society.

​​​​​​​Our core values – respect, responsibility and courage – form the basis of all activities and are to be embraced by all of us. However, values cannot be introduced simply through directives. They are closely related to the professional culture, and can only be internalised through constant practice over time. In other words, assimilating these values is not primarily a matter of following orders, but of building up a professional identity and culture where they are an integral part of the team spirit.

A strong professional culture is one where individuals and individual units see themselves as part of a larger context with common objectives. This is the case regardless of the type of service they are engaged in, whether operational activities or support services, whether they are soldiers, officers or civilians. A common identity means that all the various parts of an organisation can identify with the organisation as a whole and with each other, and can rely on and support each other.

Download the PDF document below and read more about our core values and ethical standards.​

 Download "Values and Standards"



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Published 29 July 2015 15:55.. Last updated 28 June 2016 10:57.