Why You Shouldn't Disobey a Nco Essay

1171 Words Sep 1st, 2013 5 Pages
Why You Shouldn’t Disobey an Order from a NCO

I am just a lower enlisted soldier and the NCO is in a leadership position, not me. If I am told to do something by a Non-Commissioned Officer I need to know my place and do as instructed. I had a temporary lapse in judgment. My Non Commissioned Officers know what is best for to progress in my army career which will help me become a better person. Disobeying an NCO could bring direr consequences. I could get someone hurt or killed or destroy military equipment. If these should happen I know I could possibly get kicked out of the army which would be determinant to my life outside of the military. If I keep disobeying orders I could lose the trust of all those I work with, if that happens I
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I could also destroy something expensive such as not doing my pmcs and seeing if all the fluids are properly topped off making the engine seized up requiring it to be replaced. By not following orders I could easily cost the army a lot of money. Money is what the army runs on so you can see why this would not be a good thing and I get that now. UCMJ could come into play from disobeying a Non Commissioned Officer’s orders. Getting an Article 15 could possibly take away my time. I could be put on extra duty for up to 14 days. If I am put on extra duty my time could get taken away from me and time is one thing I can’t get back. If my time gets taken away my rank could possibly get taken from me as well. With my rank being taken away I could lose trust and freedom. With the loss of my rank and time my money could also be a target. Up to half a months of pay for two months would be forfeited. Less pay do to loss of rank makes it a lot harder on me to pay my bills and buy the necessities. One more thing that could come from the UCMJ side would be getting kicked out of the army. I could be facing one of three forms of separation. The first is honorable discharge which means I keeps all my benefits and still find a job after the military. The second is a general

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