“My company commander, looking at my thin frame and cursed baby face, decides that the front is no place for me. He has me transferred to headquarters to serve as a runner. I should be grateful, but I am NOT. I am constantly sneaking off with patrols and scouting parties. The company commander finally calls me to the carpet. “I hear you can’t stay away from the front Murphy”. “Yes sir” I replied. “What’s wrong with you? You want to get killed?”. “No sir”. “Now I’m going to do myself a favor. I’m putting you back in the lines and you’ll stay there until you’re so sick of action you want to vomit”. (2)
Being in the right place, time, and uniform displays multiple things. It shows that the communication between the soldiers are clear and precise. It
In his book, “The Mission, The Men, and Me” (Blaber, 2008), LTC Blaber describes his arrival at his first duty station in Korea, where his first commander told him about the 3 M 's. The 3 M’s are “The Mission, The Men, and Me,” (Blaber, 2008) which is what every Soldier’s Priorities should be, and the order in which they should go. If you take care of the Men, you take care of the Mission, in taking care of the mission, you take care of yourself career wise. I have always firmly believed in taking care of Soldiers, and that taking care of them only improves my chances for mission success.
He quickly dressed, grabbed his sword, and ran outside ready for action. Then he finally heard what people were shouting about. The British captured his family. He immediately rushed to the general’s tent, burst in it, hollering, “We must save them!” He saw with shock that the general’s pistol was on him. “Oh, it’s you,” said the general setting down his gun. “Now what’s all this about saving who and doing what?” he said. “My wife! And children!” Matthew gasped trying to catch his breath. “Why? What has happened?” the general inquired. “The redcoats have taken my family captive and I need permission to lead a rescue mission,” stated Major Matthew. “Granted!” barked the general, “Matthew! Get them home.” Matthew smiled and sprinted out of the tent calling to his men to prepare for battle and on the double. Five minutes later his men were in a diamond formation awaiting orders. “Innocent people’s lives are at stake,” roared Matthew, ”As a matter of fact my family’s lives are stake and they are being held hostage by the vile lobster-backs. I would ask you to follow me to save them and I would be forever in any man’s debt if he comes and fights for me. Who is with me!” he shouted. Matthew was surprised that not only all of his men cheered, but that 300 more voices around him also bellowed out. Recovering from his shock he said, “ We
“In Toronto the volunteers met on parade in busbies great coats, and leggings not an available man was absent all met in the spirit of what Colonel Miller had said the night before: “I don’t care who a man is, or what he is doing but I want every man in the regiment to be under arms and ready!”.
As I returned the roller with Bernie we heard the bell ring. Only six more hours and we are done for the day. I headed to my next station to see that someone had taken my position. I figured that as long as someone was there I could go off on my own. I quickly rushed to the postal stand and grabbed paper and a pencil. I scurried back to the room with caution so that none of the soldier suspected anything. I sat down on my bed and began
Responsibility- can be seen throughout the story, the men in this group have to carry out their mission and successfully complete it. Individually each of them have different set of skills and objectives, and simultaneously work together to reach a mutual goal; staying alive. The skills and responsibilities that five of the personnel had in the platoon were; Jimmy Cross-The Lieutenant also known as the leader of the platoon, his job was to give orders, he “carried a compass, maps, code books,
I was ready to provide fire support in a manner of eleven minutes from the time of boots on the ground to gun up. I setup my platoon for success further in the day, to deliver deadly and accurate fire that pushed the enemy out of the Area of Operations. That in turn helped accomplish the unit’s overall objective, which made the mission a success.
is “mission accomplishment.” Above anything else accomplish the mission. Seeing how I’m in charge it lies with me to get the Ammo to the Battery tonight. Knowing I can’t sit around and twiddle my thumbs it’s time to move but first thing is first, I bow my head on the spot and say a very popular prayer I say, “Lord see me through this, amen.” Huddled up with my marines they ask me “what is the plan Mangan?” I say to them “well first thing is first, we a’int going anywhere without fuel.” On que like a scene out of a movie a gas tanker comes rolling into the FASP and with the voice of an angel he says, “Does anyone need Gas?” The irony of it is that Gas Tanker comes once a month to fill up a couple of generators. I tell him our conundrum that we’re in and he hooks it up with enough gas to at least have a dreamer’s chance of wondering through the desert at night in hopes of finding our battery. Fortune has it that my sergeant was big on making me learn the map of 29 Palms so I at least knew what direction to aim for. I confidently tell my Marines that I know the general direction and we’re going to go find the highest ground and survey the area with hopes of seeing our battery (and also hope we don’t accidently drive through a live fire Range and blow up and die, that was somewhat on our
Admiral Tarrant, the Commander of Task Force 77, in the novel, defines the voluntary man. He says “But some men don’t veer away. They hammer on in, even though the weight of the war has fallen unfairly on them. I always think of such men as the voluntary men” (57). These words describe men who step up to the plate to perform difficult tasks even
In war teamwork is paramount, and without it one may not find the motivation to carry on. “They were afraid of dying but they were even more afraid to show it. (O’Brien 109” Each man carried the weight of the man next to him. Never
For people suffering from physical (and emotional) pain, that euphoria is a sensation that is too good to pass up. As a result, they end up getting stuck in a dangerous cycle: using their Oxycontin to both kill their pain and to chase the excitement of that first high.
Self-less Service leads to teamwork and encompasses discipline and is most effective when all soldiers can expect and give mutual
He shoots up his first time, while most user progress from snorting to popping and then to using needles. Many heroin users report feeling a “rush” when shooting up heroin.While a scene of Jim running through a field plays, he describes, “It was like a long heat wave through my body, any ache and pain or feeling of sadness was completely flushed out.” This “rush” is causes by the rapid entry of heroin into the brain and the attachment of 6-acetyl-morphine and morphine to opioid receptors. It usually last one or two minutes right after administration. The euphoric effect is caused by the reduction of GABA neurons, which ultimately increases the amount of dopamine produced. Jimmy also compares it to one of the most intense orgasms he has ever had. Recent imaging studies have found that the areas the brain most active during ejaculation are also most active following heroin injection. After his first time using Jim describes,“I felt dazed, like I just came out of a four hour movie I did not understand.” Many people who take opiates experience a subjective sense of mental dullness and often report feeling dreamy or spacey The movie does a legitimate job describing and interpreting the “rush” phenomenon and the after effects of first time use.
Therefore, a neat and wellgroomed appearance by all soldiers is fundamental to the Army and contributes to building the pride and esprit essential to an effective military force. A vital ingredient of the Army’s strength and military effectiveness is the pride and self discipline that American soldiers bring to their Service through a conservative military image. It is the responsibility of commanders to ensure that military personnel