Being Late

1523 WordsFeb 13, 20147 Pages
In today’s army, being on time can be a paramount activity. Consequences for not showing up on time can be disastrous. In a normal job, you get up, go to work, and come home, and that is the limit of the level of involvement. The army is not one of those jobs. In the army we are constantly training our mind and bodies for a combat environment. In such an environment, the level of involvement must be much higher. It is understood that any mistake, however seemingly small can have extreme consequences. Among those consequences are situations which can lead to soldiers losing their lives. Although the previous mentioned situation is extreme, it is not all together unlikely. Habits developed in training are expected to show themselves in the…show more content…
By being assigned a task what we are to perform daily, we assume a pattern of living comparable with many other tasks given to us. When a part of our job considered to be mandatory becomes a task performed out of second nature, we being to perform all duties in a similar fashion. Unger the rigid and disciplines structure of military life there is no margin for error. The slightest modicum of hesitation can result in the tragic loss of innumerable lives. There are many circumstances where a failure to be prompt could have dire consequences. Under certain circumstances not arriving for guard duty at the designated time could allow a breach of security that could ultimately end in losing lives. Punctuality is an essential facet of military discipline. Therefore punctuality does of a direct correlation to the soldierly appearance and combat readiness of a unit. Without punctuality there can be no discipline. Without discipline we cannot efficiently do our job. Scheduling the work day is one of the most important duties any leader in the Army or the Armed forces in general, tackle each and every day. Being at the right place at the right time for any member of the Armed forces is extremely essential to the defense of the entire United States of America. It's because of this that being on time is remarkably important. Dependability, accountability, consistency and discipline are all crucially important for all members of the armed forces. Being on time shows that a
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