Always Maintain Good Military Appearance

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Military Appearance

In this paper I will discuss the importance of why a NCO or Drill Sergeant should maintain proper military appearance and why it is important. The NCO’s Creed first states that “no one is more professional than I”, so I am sure that means more than just appearance. It is a statement that includes mannerism, attitude, professionalism etc. It also says that NCOs are the backbone of the Army, which will also tell you that we serve a critical role. Even though I respect the entire creed, the statement that most stands out to me is” All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own”. Although Drill Sergeants have
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Obviously body odor is also a must. While it is not presentable to wash down in aftershaves or colognes, it is also offensive to smell bad. One thing to always keep in mind is, a first impression is a lasting impression, whether it’s military life or civilian life. People often decide whether or not they like you and will do business with you within the first ten seconds of the first encounter. Image may not be everything, but it does speak volumes about your organization’s values, work ethics, and professionalism. Therefore, if you appear to be a dirt bag then it is very possible that your superiors, peers, or subordinates will label you even though they do not really know the real you. You may work as hard as possible to improve your first impression, but if you get that label on you, regardless of how hard you work, the positive work you do may not be recognized. On the other hand, everything you do that is negative is pointed out. For example, you may have completed nine out of ten tasks above or at expectation level, but the one thing you do wrong is the one that could ruin your reputation and label you. For this reason, our actions and appearance that others may form may have a lasting effect that form an unfavorable impression of you that may never overcome. The sad thing about first impression is that you do not get a second chance to make a first impression. As a new recruit, we teach them importance of your
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