Mission and Future Vision

Mission of the Army

- Prepare the Land Force to defend the Country, guarantee the constitutional powers, and enforce law and order.

- Participate in international operations.

- Conduct subsidiary tasks.

- Support the Country’s foreign affairs policy.

Army’s Future Vision

To be an institution exclusively and perennially committed to Brazil, the State, the Constitution and the society, so as to keep deserving their trust and esteem.

To be an Army internationally known for its professionalism, institutional competence and deterring capability; respected in the global community as a land military power apt to support the State’s decisions; which cooperates for the world peace and fosters the regional integration.

To be comprised of highly trained, motivated and united personnel, who profess the moral and ethical values which historically identify the Brazilian soldier, and is proud of serving with dignity both the Institution and the Country.

Summary of the Duties, Values and Ethics of the Brazilian Army

Patriotism – love to the Country – History, Symbols, Traditions and Nation – overcoming the determination of defending one’s vital interests with the sacrifice of his/her own life.

Duty – behave according to law and regulations to which one is subject, with authority, determination, dignity and dedication beyond duty, holding the responsibility for the decisions taken.

Loyalty – cultivate truth, sincerity and the healthy comradeship, remaining faithful to one’s commitments.

Rectitude – lead life, as a soldier and a citizen, under honour, honesty and sense of justice.

Courage – be capable of deciding and the initiative to implement resolutions, even under the risk of jeopardizing life or one’s own private interests, in order to accomplish one’s duty, taking responsibility for the decisions made.

Critical Factors for the Army’s Mission Accomplishment

1. Commitment to the mission, the future view, and the values, duties and ethics of the Army.

2. Cohesion, funded on comradeship and on the esprit de corps, capable of generating synergy to motivate and move the Force to reach its objectives..

3. Leadership, especially through example, that directly and indirectly motivates the man and the military units to the resolute accomplishment of the Army’s mission.

4. Professional and moral training to develop the self-assurance, self-esteem and motivation of the Army members, to reinforce the Army’s deterrence power and, furthermore, to contribute to the qualification of citizen-soldiers who shall become useful to the society.

5. Modern and developed technology, seeking to reduce the gap in relation to more advanced armies and the dependence of warfare items from abroad.

6. Adequate equipment in terms of quality and quantity, so as to materially provide the Land Force with the desired deterrence power.

7. Training capable of changing personnel, troops, and commands – from the lowest echelons – into a harmonic, operative and determined cluster capable of accomplishing any missions.

8. Integration of the Forces in joint operations and in administrative activities in peace, by sharing and optimizing resources.

9. Quality management, characterized by continuous assessment, innovation and administrative improvement, resulting in outcome optimization, be it in the use of resources, in processes, products and services under the responsibility of the Force.

10. Integration to the nation, identifying its needs, interpreting its aspirations, sharing ideals and taking part in its accomplishments, as stated by our constitutional mission or by means of subsidiary actions.