Essay on Importance of Military Rules and Regulations
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Why it is important to Obey Military Rules and Regulation
Military discipline and effectiveness is built on the foundation of obedience to orders. Recruits are taught to obey, immediately and without question, orders from their superiors, right from day-one of boot camp. Which is why we work so well by following orders from the more experienced leaders who have been doing this for years. We have plenty of obedience in Charlie company and I feel it is one of the best units I have been in. It has made me want to persue a carreer in the military and I no rules and regulations is what is going to make me move up the ranks and make me a all around better soldier. I no I need to work on discapile sometimes and am doing corrective training…show more content…
Military members who fail to obey the lawful orders of their superiors risk serious consequences. Article 90 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) makes it a crime for a military member to WILLFULLY disobey a superior commissioned officer. Article 91 makes it a crime to WILLFULLY disobey a superior Noncommissioned or Warrant Officer. Article 92 makes it a crime to disobey any lawful order (the disobedience does not have to be "willful" under this article).
In fact, under Article 90, during times of war, a military member who willfully disobeys a superior commissioned officer can be sentenced to death.
The importance of rules and regulations in the military are there so a soldier knows how to act and behave while in the military. We have rules and regulations to instill upon a soldier how to properly conduct him/herself while in the military uniform.
We are put on a higher pedestal than civilians at all times. We are to behave in a different manner than anybody. We are to at all times conduct ourselves in ways that most people would not understand. The rules and regulations are put out so that we know what we can and cannot do at all times. We are to behave at all times in a professional manner and dress properly.
The Army is a uniformed service where discipline is judged, in part, by the manner in which a soldier wears a prescribed uniform, as well as by the individual’s personal appearance. Therefore, a neat and well-groomed
The requirements for Corrective Training are outlined in:AR 600-20, AR 27-10, FM 27-1, and FM 7-22.7.
Doctrine Tells us Corrective Training
- must not be used as punishment or appear to be punishment
- must relate directly to the observed deficiency
- specifically address the observed deficiency
- must be discontinued once the deficiency is corrected
- must no be used in place of UCMJ punishment
Professional Military Experience shows us when directing, supervising, and/or implementing Corrective Training
- the Soldier must be provided the proper resources to complete the training.
- must be conducted in a safe environment
- must not be ridiculous in nature. For example if you are directed to clean a latrine floor with a tooth brush this would be considered inappropriate as usual cleaning items would a broom and mop.
Based on the limited information you provided essays may initially have been an appropriate manner for conducting corrective training in your case. I am a big fan of essays as the goal is to get the Soldier to look at the situation, educate the Soldier, get the Soldier to see the issue from another point of view, and conduct a mental After Action Review prior to writing the essay. Each leader may be looking for difference things but I believe most are looking for one key point: Did you learn from your mistake?
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Mark is a Retired Command Sergeant Major with 26 years of military leadership experience. He held 3 military occupational specialties (Field Artillery, Nuclear Weapons Tech, and Ammunition Ordnance). Mark is one of the leading military authors in the fields of leadership, counseling, and training..