Essay on Non-commissioned Officer and Respect

1019 Words Sep 15th, 2010 5 Pages
Respect is one the 7 Army Values and probably one of the most important in today’s Army. Discipline also works alongside respect

even though it is not one of the Army Value’s; it falls under Self-less Service. You can’t have respect without discipline because it

creates a sense of unity among soldiers which under extreme circumstances the military cannot afford to have any causality because of

one individual’s decision to disrespect one of leaders appointed over me direct orders.
Self-less Service leads to teamwork and encompasses discipline and is most effective when all soldiers can expect and give mutual

respect to their fellow soldiers. When a person first enters the Army they are taught and instilled into our brain
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If I see an NCO or officer

appointed over myself not doing the right thing, some soldiers if not I will continue my behavior thinking is it correct. But now the

behavior has been passed on and leaders will have a harder time dealing with their soldiers. Some people say that you should give

respect to everyone. Other people say that respect should be earned. I think that respect is a two way street. To get respect

you have to give respect. Respect is neither a right nor a privilege; it is something that you earn over time through your actions,

though in the army it is expected of all lower enlisted. Earned respect builds relationship between people. When another person earns

your respect you work harder to have that same respect returned to you. I think that respect is taught by example, as most good

things are.
Discipline also known as Military Bearing is the glue that holds a combat team together. Without it there is no unit cohesion, no

espirit de corps, and no coordination. However, discipline is a complex product of training, leadership, and respect. Discipline is

of the utmost importance in order to ensure the efficiency of the military organization as a whole as well that of the individual

units efficiency helps to ensure that goals are met and that the highest level of preparedness is maintained at all times. The

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