The Importance of Being on Time Essay

2203 Words Sep 10th, 2010 9 Pages
I have showed up for weapons draw late. As a result of my actions I am serving my punishment in the form of this RBI.
In the United States Military, tardiness is unacceptable. I could write a bunch of excuses on why I was late but the fact of the matter is, there is no excuse. In life and especially in the Army you have to understand that there are consequences for every action that you take, and no matter if there is an excuse you always have to remember that there are no excuses in life. When I am late I risk letting my battle buddies and noncommissioned officer s down. I have also learned that you cannot depend on anybody, to wake you up. It is my full responsibility to wake myself up and be on time. I am the one that put myself in
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If a soldier goes above and beyond in just about everything he or she does but is not on time and punctual than he or she has failed at carrying out his or her orders. So do what you’re told and being were you are supposed to be. Will make you, your team, and the army. A better-looking army and most of all a trusting family, you can count on. So your battle buddies can trust you in the time in war, to do and be were you are susposed to be. To save your live and most important your battle buddies live. And of course your NCOs life as well. Not doing so, can cause in some one getting hurt or worse your battle buddy’s life. I don’t know about you but I could not live the rest of my life knowing I killed my buddy. All because I was not were I was supposed to be because of some dumb ass reason. Or what ever reason it was, that you were not were you were supposed to be. But what ever you do in war, your job is important and not doing it will cause someone pain. So again I preach just do what is asked of you. And do the right thing and save a live or more. So I learned my lesson. About were I need to be and what I have to do to be a American Soldier. Learn from me. And do the right thing. Doing the right thing basically consist of following the seven army values.
The seven Army values are the backbone of the United States Army. They are broken down to us in the acronym 'LDRSHIP'.
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