1. Courage - Courage is the quality individuals must possess to face and overcome danger. Hazards, real or potential, are an ever-present aspect of the battlefield. Physical courage is necessary to deal with combat hazards. Physical courage results from two sources: mental conditioning that comes from demanding training; and motives such as personal pride, enthusiasm, and patriotism. Moral courage is necessary to face responsibilities and do what is necessary and right.
2. Physical and Mental Toughness - Physical and mental toughness are the qualities individuals must have to combat physical exertion and suffering. Physical toughness enables the individuals to endure hardship and perform his rigorous duties. Mental toughness enables the individual to put the harshness of the environment and his duties into proper perspective. Mentally tough individuals can do what needs to be done to accomplish the mission.
3. Mental Stamina - The individual’s awareness during combat is never complete. There is no such thing as perfect awareness or understanding of the situation. Mental stamina is the quality Individuals must have to combat this uncertainty. Mental stamina provides the ability to assess the situation based on whatever facts are at hand, to intuitively make reasonable assumptions about what is not known, and to make logical decisions based on that information.
4. Flexibility - Chance is luck, opportunity, and fortune, and happens to both sides in close combat. It is not predictable. However, it must be dealt with in that individuals must be flexible, resolute, and able to continuously look forward.