Essay on The Importance of Following Orders

1084 Words Aug 25th, 2010 5 Pages
The importance of following orders in a time of war. 1. Team member 2. Discipline 3. Causalities Conclusion:

Following Orders in the Armed Services in a Time of War By: Pv2 Beasley

Imagine being in an authoritative position in a war. Sounds cool right? Now imagine if your subordinates didn’t follow the orders you put out to them. You just imagined chaos right? In my opinion there is no limit to the chaos that could happen if just one soldier didn’t follow the orders given to him/her. It doesn’t matter what the rank of the soldier is. Following orders in the armed
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The team I’m referring to is simply a cooperative unit. Being a part of a team entitles you to be responsible for your actions, follow the orders of your subordinates, and perform them with honor integrity and selfless service. How can following orders in a time of war affect your team members? Imagine if you are on deployment to Iraq and you or a fellow soldier were told by your supervisor to fill up the gas cans and bring them down to the motor pool once they were filled and fill the vehicles up. What if you or the soldier decided to perform the order in your own time and you/ they forget. Now imagine your team is given an order to move out due to hostile parties moving in. Your team goes to the vehicles start them up and realize they are all low on gas. I hope that expresses the importance of following orders while being a part of the armed services in a time of war. The members of the armed forces are well know, and well respected for their discipline. Part of that discipline comes from the ability to follow the orders of your subordinates, even if they don’t feel like it or don’t agree with them. How disciplined can a soldier be if they don’t follow orders. The soldier in question can’t be very disciplined if they fail to follow instructions right? It goes against everything a soldier stands for. This makes them a danger to their team members, especially in a time of war. I do not think