Importance of Maintaining Your Room and Obeying Orders Essay

1399 Words Oct 16th, 2010 6 Pages
Importance of maintaining a clean living environment and following orders.

It is important to maintain a clean and sanitary living environment for multiple reasons. One of the reasons is that it is a threat to public health in the barracks if even just one of the soldiers is living in unsanitary conditions, then through frequent contact throughout the day with other soldiers that one soldier, if he or she becomes sick, could cause other soldiers to become sick. When one soldier becomes the source of other soldiers being sick then that soldier could be face possible punishment under Article 134 of the Universal Code of Military Justice for Article 134 states as follows: 934. ART. 134. GENERAL ARTICLE
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This type of action could result negatively when the soldier is being considered for an opportunity to go to the soldier of the month board or when an opportunity for a promotion waiver to be granted to the soldier.
It is important to follow orders because of the fact that we are soldiers and that is what we do. Not only that but when soldiers decide not to follow orders regardless of what the order is provided it is not an unlawful order they are subject to punishment under Article 92 of the Universal Code of Military Justice, for Article 92 of the Universal Code of Military Justice states as follows: 892. ART. 92. FAILURE TO OBEY ORDER OR REGULATION
Any person subject to this chapter who--
(1) violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation;
(2) having knowledge of any other lawful order issued by any member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order; or (3) is derelict in the performance of his duties; shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
This makes it very clear that any service member who fails to obey any lawful order shall be punished as a court-martial directs. Not only is it in the regulations but if soldiers decide to disobey direct orders during a deployment or during a combat mission they could put other soldiers’ lives in danger for no reason other than they decided they weren’t going to follow lawful orders. Even stateside in a garrison

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