In this episode, Matt Kelly and I take a deep dive into the weeds on a Memo issued by Secretary of Defense James Mattis last week. It deals specifically with ethical conduct within the DOD and US military. It is one of the most power statements we have seen on ethics, the commitment to ethics, ethics training and the modeling of ethical behavior. It is short, only 250 words or so. We unpack the entire Memo and then engage in political speculation as to why it was released and what that may portend. Matt wrote about it earlier this week on his sight, Radical Compliance. It is so significant, I will post about it later this week. Every CCO and compliance practitioner should read Matt’s piece and the Memo.

See Matt Kelly’s blog post Secretary Mattis’ Insights on Ethics

For a copy of the Mattis Memo, click here.