We hold ourselves in SRAH to a set of core values we share with the U.S. Navy’s “Honor, Courage and Commitment,” actively applied with our own Hawai’ian culture of Aloha.
- Honor. We will conduct ourselves in the highest ethical manner in all relationships, within and outside our own organizations. We will be honest, truthful and accountable in our dealings with each other and with others, and maintain integrity in all we do.
- Courage. We will have the courage to meet the demands of our profession and the mission when it is physically or technically demanding, or otherwise difficult to accomplish. We will have the courage to do the right thing, when the consequences of doing so may be difficult to bear.
- Commitment. We will inspire and maintain respect for our mission and our people, caring for the safety, professional, personal and spiritual well-being of our people, for the products of our work and for the recipients and beneficiaries of those products. Our behaviors, through conduct and results, are direct representations of ourselves and our institutions. They measure the performance that allows people to trust our organizations and maintain sound, long-term relationships.
The “Aloha Spirit” Law (a State of Hawai’i statute) articulates “the working philosophy of native Hawai’ians”, which we adopt in our association as the operative means by which to engage with others. There is a key to employing the principles represented by the word ALOHA. To truly live in the Aloha Way or the Aloha Spirit, we must apply all the principles. Applying one or another without the rest is insufficient to achieve the balance and effect of living and working together, in the Aloha Spirit.
A Akahai – meaning kindness (grace), expressed with tenderness;
L Lokahi – meaning unity (unbroken), expressed with harmony;
O ‘Olu‘olu – meaning agreeable (gentle), expressed with pleasantness;
H Ha‘aha‘a – meaning humility (empty), expressed with modesty;
A Ahonui – meaning patience (waiting for the moment), expressed with perseverance.