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Australian Defence Force Academy

The ADFA Values

ADFA Midshipman and Officer Cadet Code

The following five values are the Academy Values:

  • Courage
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Service
  • Professionalism

The Academy Values, also known as the CRISP values, are designed to provide a framework to guide your behaviour as you move towards graduation and service as a commissioned officer. They form the foundation from which you can progress towards embracing your own Service's Values and those of Defence.


The moral and physical fortitude to serve the greater good in the face of adversity and personal risk.


Acknowledging and upholding the rights and dignities of oneself and others.


Acting in an honest, ethical manner and accepting responsibility for one’s actions.


Serving the interests and wellbeing of others and placing these ahead of self interest


Working both individually and as part of a team to achieve mastery in the Profession of Arms.

Warrant Officer Drill and Ceremonial

Appointment Ceremony

Soldier with weapon

Cadet training with weapon