Essay Respect for Ncos

889 Words Jan 12th, 2011 4 Pages
Respect and what it means
By: -PFC- C, Mullins

Respect it is something everyone wants, not many have, and few will give. Some people would appreciate having a little bit of respect from others, and some should make efforts to show some more respect. Unfortunately, this does not happen all the time. Maybe this is because respect is not clearly understood. What is respect? The dictionary defines it as an act of giving particular attention or high or special regard. Another definition shows respect as a feeling or attitude of admiration and deference toward somebody or something. This does not explain completely what it is, but at least it gives us an idea about what it may be. it is something that you earn over time through your
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In the military you are expected to obey and respect the orders any officer appointed to a leadership position above you, officers and NCOs. As a soldier you are taught from day one to respect officers and NCOs. No matter how important the order is there will still be consequence although the consequences may be more severe than the others.

Officers are not taught to march by officers, they are taught by NCO's. No one learns to fire a rifle without and NCO. Basic training and certain elements of the OCS are taught by NCO's. Without respect to NCO's, you lose a lot that deals with the basic fundamentals of military order and discipline. Soldiers think that they have a right to respect when they join the Army, and they do, but they often times forget that the NCO's who are there to lead them have earned theirs. They have been there and done that.

If an NCO told a private to go un-tarp the Bradley and the private was not obligated to respect those orders the private could chose not to do so and the tarp would never be removed from the Bradley. I feel that a soldier's obligations to respect an NCO regardless of personal feelings inorder to get the job done. When an NCO gives a soldier an order that involves the soldier's safety and well being it is a good idea to listen. The NCO has most likely learned of the situation at hand from a past experience. An

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