Military Bearing Essay

1020 Words Apr 28th, 2008 5 Pages
In the United States NAVY, military bearing is the root in which every service member practices in order to carry out good discipline and ethics throughout ones military careers. The Eleven General Orders of a Sentry, The Articles of the UCMJ, as well as our own Sailors Creed illustrates how a military service member should conduct himself or herself on a daily basis, on and off duty.

Dependability is a major aspect of military bearing. Without dependability, one can neither perform properly in the workspace nor be depended upon by their coworkers, or chain of command to carry out their military duties adequately. A military member is required to be punctual, and reliable. Lack of this in a service member not only hinders the mission
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This allows an individual within the United States NAVY service to perform at his or her best. This test falls under military bearing on the evaluations of a service member. Each service member will receive a certain numerical grade in accordance with his or her performance on the Physical Readiness Standards test. When a service! member does pass this test one will be placed on a regular remedial mandatory physical fitness program.

If a service member were lacking in their military bearing, a form of documenting and correcting the deficiency would be a negative counseling chit. A negative counseling chit will thoroughly detail the deficiency and provide guidance to correct the problem. Counseling chits are often accompanied by Extra Military Instruction. Extra military instruction is the corrective actions taken against a service member who has not performed military bearing to the best of ones ability. EMI is should not be considered a form of punishment. This corrective action of EMI must relate to the offense or area where the service member is in need of extra military instruction. Extra military training is assigned by the chain of command.

The Uniform Code of Military Justice consists of many articles in which the military governs itself along with civilian laws. Every service member in all United States

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