The military is a big commitment by both you and the military. In the United States Army, military bearing is the reason why every service member practices this so they can take orders to carry out good discipline and ethics throughout their military service. Army regulations and The Articles of the Uniform Code of Military Justice show us how a military service member should conduct themselves on a daily basis. All soldiers have an obligation to conduct themselves like they are adults and to show respect to the ranks above them. If a Soldier fails to do so they are also breaking rules and regulations set in place by regulations and UCMJ.
“We Take Our Responsibility Seriously “ Responsibility and integrity are very closely linked. Integrity must be present for a person to be able to accept failure in being accountable. Responsibility is not stagnant in higher levels of command. Every soldier whether Officer or enlisted is responsible for sustaining the essential military capabilities he possess. Specifically to the officer over a platoon or unit, who might not be in control, but is directly responsible for these troops.
To: Sgt Sexton 28/AUG/2016 From: Pv2 Cutshall Discuss how the army values apply to everyday life and how failing to follow them affects yourself, your squad and the Army as a whole . Before I start to discuss how, I would apply the army values into my day to day life . Let me first explain the meaning of the Army values and what it stands for . Not only for me but for all soldiers and civilian that still live by it, after service or by the connection that they once had with the Army way of life . I will make sure to uphold the Army values and make sure to also apply it every day without exception .
It was incumbent upon me to set the right examples for them to emulate. Giving them the tools and training to succeed while carrying out the commander’s intent was vital in the overall success of our assigned tasks. It cannot be overstated that NCOs are the backbone of the Army
The just war theory provides us two basic conditions that make it permissible to start or partake in a war justly. The first condition is the “jus ad bellum,” which clarifies when it's just for a state to go to war. The second condition is the “jus in bello” which also elaborates on how soldiers can fight a war justly. The moral responsibilities and constraints of soldiers are stated under these two conditions. Constraints such as the avoidance for a soldier to intentionally harm a civilian is one of the basic principles which combatants from both sides of the war are expected to obey.
Accountability Is something that is very important and leader and superiors in the Military or in any job for that reason, for the simple fact that it is not only a requirement for you but also very important to your supervisors or chain of command depending on your situation. You can resort to accountability for many reason when it comes to daily productivity as a team or group. Maintaining accountability of anything wether it be equipment or people can be very helpful when it comes to dividing tasks and assignments or just keeping track of everybody or everything you are in charge of. Punctuality is also very important and plays a very big part in accountability, for example, a soldier is late to formation and doesn’t inform his supervisor, this can lead to his supervisor not being able to provide accurate numbers to his/her
Importance of Rank Structure “Military ranks are a system of hierarchical relationships in armed forces, police, intelligence agencies or other institutions organized along military lines. Military ranks and the military rank system define among others dominance, authority, as well as roles and responsibility in a military hierarchy. The military rank system incorporates the principles of exercising power and authority, and the military chain of command – the succession of commanders superior to subordinates through which command is exercised – constructs an important component for organized collective action.” The Marine Corps values rank structure and respect to that rank structure even if you are completely in the right to correct or call out a higher rank on something they did wrong it is demanded of you to use the upmost possible tact and respect. From Private to Sergeant Major of the Marine Corps this applies. One saying I learned that comes to mind, in regard to respecting rank structure, “if you respect the man you respect the rank.” I do my best to live by this in the Marine Corps.
TC 7-22.7 NCO Guide (2015) states that all Soldiers and leaders must master the fundamental warrior skills supporting tactical and technical competence to execute full-spectrum operations among diverse cultures, with joint, interagency, intergovernmental, and multinational partners, at the level appropriate for each cohort and echelon. To be a lifelong partner of the total force there is a need to be a lifelong learner, a need for problem solving as a team to meet each
Referring to ADP 1 chapter 2-17, “Army professionals are duty-bound to uphold their oath, embody the Soldier’s Creed and Army Civilian Creed, and instill the Army Values in themselves and others. This is our collective ethos – the moral principles that define our profession. The gentlemen in Sergeant Barnes’s platoon lacked the Army Values, which led them to lower standards. (Army Publishing Directorate, 2012) It is the responsibility of all soldiers to ensure that war crimes are being reported. According to AR 190-8 war crimes committed by or against EW/RP should be reported to the supporting element of the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC).
The experience of warfare generates a beneficial impact on the proficiency with which Soldiers apply their training and expertise. The past 14 years of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have produced skilled, versatile, and capable professionals in today’s Army. The American public views the military as a cherished profession that is trusted and relied upon to guarantee America’s security and freedom. Typically, professional organizations possess certain characteristics found within their employees and culture that are inherent to make effective institutions. Within the military organization, trust is the most important characteristic that must exist throughout internal military relationships and “civil-military relations.”1 The Army must continually and clearly distinguish what makes the Army a profession and how we see our professional Soldiers while maintaining the trust relationship.