JLBC Command has embedded a leadership and ethics culture in training and education systems.
JLBC: Values such as care, compassion, and respect form the basis for sound leadership
JLBC Military Culture
Generally speaking, authority in the military is based on rank rather than position, is readily identifiable (in uniform and insignia), and is transportable. There is a well-defined chain of command in which all subordinates are duty-bound to obey lawful directions from above. In general terms, military culture remains essentially rules-based, conservative and traditional—with a belief in service before self, especially during operations when military personnel surrender their rights, including the rights to protection and personal safety. That being said, there is an increasing emphasis on values-based culture, as reflected in initiatives such as the New Generation Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and the Army.
Positive cultural outcomes. Military leaders must be aware of typical military culture since it can aid and undermine their efforts. Military culture assists those who have leadership positions in the military. There is little doubt that leadership in a structured and well-organized hierarchy is considerably easier than leadership in an unstructured volunteer organization. Rank and uniform
Some areas, particularly in the RAN, have authority vested in those holding specific technical qualifications. Such individuals may have the power to direct others, regardless of rank.