Ethical Dilemmas in the Military Introduction Values inform principles. Principles guide behavior. With knowledge of what one is required to do and not to do, professionals are prompted to comply with the application of professional ethics and values that guide the conduct of civil workers. The military is one of the areas where the application of ethical issues has been an issue under contention. Army officers face a great challenge in doing what they are required to do by order and what they think is supposed to be done as morally upright. In this sense, ethics basically refers to the rightness or wrongness of a decision or action that an individual does. It more or less related to the morality principle.