Lying to an Nco

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first thing I am going to talk about in this essay is the seven army values and the importance of them to the army. In the US army we are taught to live by the Seven Army Values. They are broken down to us in the acronym “LDRSHIP”. Loyalty “Bear true faith and allegiance to the U.S. constitution, the Army, and other soldiers. ” Duty “ Fulfill you obligations. ” Respect “ Treat people as they should be treated . ” Selfless Service “ Put the welfare of the nation, the Army and your subordinates above your own. ” Honor “ Live up to the army values.” Integrity “Do what is right legally and morally. ” and Personal Courage “ Face fear, danger or adversity (physical or moral). ” We are all drilled on these seven army values from day one of basic…show more content…
Either way, lying is not appropriate, even if it was unintentional, and the liar should apologize appropriately when they are caught in a lie. When a person resorts to lying to others they are only lying to themselves. A person that is dishonest once will usually lie again and again and many professions have developed reputations as having a great majority of liars in their field, which has led to issues of public trust, even with those that are truthful and honest. So why do people choose to tell lies? A lie usually starts out as innocent in nature but must be covered with a larger more complex lie and then another and soon the lies build up to a point that the person no longer knows the difference between what is true and what is a lie. Telling lies always leads to deceit; lack of trust, losing respect and in many cases the loss of a career. In the military, a non-commissioned officer, or an NCO, is an enlisted member of an armed force who has been given authority by a commissioned officer, typically a sergeant or corporal. Being a private, they are of higher rank and deserve a higher amount of respect. While lying to anyone is unacceptable, lying to a person of higher rank, like an NCO, is even less acceptable. Not only does it give off the impression that the person of lesser rank does not respect his elders, but it also degrades the private's trustworthiness. Trust is everything.
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