Importance of Maintaining Your Room and Obeying Orders Essay

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Importance of maintaining a clean living environment and following orders.

It is important to maintain a clean and sanitary living environment for multiple reasons. One of the reasons is that it is a threat to public health in the barracks if even just one of the soldiers is living in unsanitary conditions, then through frequent contact throughout the day with other soldiers that one soldier, if he or she becomes sick, could cause other soldiers to become sick. When one soldier becomes the source of other soldiers being sick then that soldier could be face possible punishment under Article 134 of the Universal Code of Military Justice for Article 134 states as follows: 934. ART. 134. GENERAL ARTICLE
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Because after all the soldiers barracks room is what they should take the most pride in because it is the first thing they see in the morning and the last thing they see at night. And every soldier should want their section chief or squad leader to brag about how squared away their soldier is, because it starts with their barracks room first thing in the morning and ends with their barracks room last at night. Also if soldiers are told specifically to maintain a clean and sanitary barracks room then they are verbally ordered to keep that room clean and thus if they decide to live in an unsuited room that is consistently filthy and unsanitary then they are violating a direct lawful order and are subject to Article 92 of the Universal Code of Military Justice which states the following: 892. ART. 92. FAILURE TO OBEY ORDER OR REGULATION
Any person subject to this chapter who--
(1) violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation;
(2) having knowledge of any other lawful order issued by any member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order; or
(3) is derelict in the performance of his duties; shall be punished as a court-martial may direct. And thus the soldiers leader may at their discretion write the soldier a negative counseling statement and even recommend the soldier for Universal Code of Military Justice action under Article 92 for “ Failure to
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