Week 4 Chain of Command

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Week 4 chain of command Nancy Folley Chamberlain College of Nursing Introduction Information passes up the chain of command and orders and commands are passed down the chain of command ("Chain," 2003). As the Proverb says a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. If the wrong or ill-informed information is sent up the command chain then the decision at the top will be ill advised and the commands down the chain potentially disastrous. Individual soldiers in the field The soldier serves America, his fellow citizens and protects our way of life ("global," n.d.). Enlisted officers promise to obey the President and the Officers appointed over them ("global," n.d.). The Officer appointed over the soldier is responsible for…show more content…
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