Importance of Uniformity Essay

1020 Words Sep 11th, 2010 5 Pages
UNIFORMITY AND ITS INPORTANCE IN THE ARMY

Uniforms help identify or tell us someone’s job or an organization they belong to. When you see a uniform it tells you something about the person wearing it. When you think about it, you see uniforms everyday. For example, doctors, police, chefs, and us soldiers.

Uniforms can tell you that a person is there to help you. It makes them look different from other people so you can identify/recognize them more easily.

Think of doctors, nurses, police, firemen and soldiers. A uniform, as opposed to a costume, is clothing of a certain type, style, and make up that is required by the organization the person belongs to. An Army uniform is actually described in Army regulations and Federal law
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This allows other people in the army to identify the wearer and be able to know where the person comes from and if they must take orders from this person. It allows the army to work smoothly. Uniforms are important in our society because it helps us identify the people who can help us if we get lost or hurt, protect us and keep us safe. Uniformity is a tool for the Army. It helps instill self discipline, attention to detail, and the ability to follow instructions for each soldier, and it provides leaders with an indicator of who among their soldiers actually is making an effort and who is just trying to do the minimum necessary to stay out of trouble. How crisp a uniform is pressed, how well boots are shined (when we had to shine them, the new boots don't need it) placement of badges are all indicators of the effort someone puts in.

Uniformity also helps ensure a comradery, and team environment. Everyone looks the same because they wear the same uniform. The only way for a soldier to separate themselves from the rest is either to exceed the standards, and encourage his teammates to do the same, or rock the boat, and hope he doesn't get thrown out. The Class A uniform is like a suit. It consists of the Army green coat and trousers, worn with either short-sleeve or long-sleeve green shade 428 shirt and a black necktie. This uniform is used for

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