Disrespect

5022 Words Aug 24th, 2012 21 Pages
I think disrespect is one of the biggest issues in the united states military. Respect is something everyone wants, not many have, and few want to give. Unfortunately, respect is not something that is given all the time. Maybe this is because respect is not clearly understood. What is respect? The Webster’s Dictionary defines it as an act of giving particular attention or high or special regard. Another definition shows respect as a feeling or attitude of admiration and deference toward somebody or something. And disrespect is defined as the lack of respect. This does not explain completely what it is, but at least it gives us an idea about what it may be. As a matter of fact, there are many forms of respect. There is physical respect. …show more content…
Civilian jobs are much different than a military career. And before I joined the army two years ago, the civilian world was what I knew best. They way civilians treat or talk to their employers is nothing like the way soldiers talk to their chain of command. By joining the army, I have learned so much about respect and discipline and how important it is within the work place. Not only does it make the work place more professional but also more organized. Sometimes I allow myself to create an environment that forces my NCO to maintain order and discipline for which I should be capable of doing myself. For what I have found out is that a leader is only as great as his/her weakest link. I personally want to be the reason my NCO shines by showing respect and composure and helping other soldiers to do the same, for that is the only way to accomplish the mission.

One of the easiest and hardiest honors to receive is the good army conduct medal, which is awarded after three years of good service and no writes ups. That is something I would like to achieve and strive for in the future with better actions on my part. To do so I realize one thing I must always do is respect the rank of my NCO. There are certain rules and regulations that must be followed when recognizing the leaders that are bestowed upon me. One being respect. When you read the soldiers handbook on customs and…