General Darryl W. Burke, commander of the 82nd Training Wing, pens an interesting commentary on the official Air Force site. He asks a simple question: “Do you have moral courage?”
While academically interesting, it’s noteworthy that the General never really defines moral courage. He simply seems to assume there are two kinds of courage: physical and non-physical (moral).
Moral courage is more than just “mental courage,” however. It is not merely the courage to stand up for the correct answer; it is the courage to stand up for what is right.
Moral courage has been mentioned by military leadership before.