Discipline: United States Army and Soldier

985 WordsSep 17, 20124 Pages
The Importance Of Being disciplined/keeping an appearance In The U.S. Army The following essay is a compilation of my personal experiences, definitions, and examples of how discipline is important to surviving in today’s U.S. Army. Discipline is increased when one constantly adheres to the standards set by his superiors and maintains not only his bering, but appearance as well. Discipline is: acting in accordance with the rules put in place and behaving in accordance to the rules of conduct as well as maintaing the standard set by superiors (i.e. shaving everyday). Being disciplined in the US Army has got to be of the utmost importance in my opinion. Throughout the past few months I have been dealing with many problems physically and…show more content…
Every soldier is responsible for performing his duty to the very best of his ability and for trying to improve their performance, including personal conduct and appearance. Every soldier is responsible for treating other people with dignity and respect. Basically in the U.S. Army soldiers are expected to fulfill their duties with discipline since both that and duty go hand in hand with each other. You cannot perform your duties in a military manner if you are not disciplined and a soldier cannot show it without adhering to the standard even if it is keeping up with the appropriate military appearance (AR 670-1). It takes discipline to be responsible, although it doesn’t just come from having discipline. Generally, all of the seven army values come together to build a disciplined soldier. You need loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity and personal courage. It all comes down to being at the right place, at the right time, in the right uniform, clean shaven, and doing as you are told. Basic soldiering skills are what make reliable assets to the military out of regular soldiers. It’s a mistake I will try not to do again, even if it is something gets out of my hands I will try to control my actions and the way I organize and present myself in order to be a more disciplined, responsible, reliable and outstanding soldier. It is my personal effort to make this happen, it is my
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