The Importance of Professionalism in The Marines Essay

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The Importance of Professionalism

What is the importance of professionalism? First, we must answer another question. What is professionalism? Professionalism is most commonly describe as acting like a professional. A professional is defined " characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession : exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace."[merriam-webster.com] So, this brings me back to the importance of professionalism. It is important to be professional in the work place so you do not stand out, in a bad way. If you are unprofessional, you will get some bad rep. Bad rep will only get you extra duties and your comrades ostricizing you. No one wants
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He was always trying to better himself and he would always try to do the right thing. He did all his MCI's, went to the gym every day, and was always polite. When it came to doing the right thing, you could always count on him. He would always pick up trash (even if it wasnt his). If he was working and saw something that needed to be done, he would do it. If he saw another Marine slacking off or being a turd, he would correct that Marine. He was the ultimate rolemodle for junior Marines. One day, Lance Corporal Johnson got assigned a new roomate. Once he found out who he was moving in with, he asked around to see what other Marines thought of this guy. No one really new much about this guy, except that he kept to himself mostly. Being the good guy that Johnson is, he welcomed his new roommate with open arms. He gave him a ride everywhere. He took him out places and introduced him to a lot of different people. He also warned this Marine who to stay away from. About a few months later, Lance Corporal Johnson goes home for leave. The whole time he's there, he acts as if he is still on base. Gets a haircut every sunday, shaves every day, and never wears any clothing out of Marine Corps Regulations. He may have drank a few times, but he's over the drinking age so its okay. When Lance Corporal Johnson came back from leave, he noticed a funny smell in his room. It was coming from his bathroom. So, he opens the bathroom door to find his roommate and another

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