does not explain completely what it is, but at least it gives us an idea about what it may be. it is something that you earn over time.In the military you are expected to obey and respect the orders any officer appointed to a leadership position above you, officers and NCOs. As a soldier you are taught from day one to respect officers and NCOs. No matter how important the order is there will still be consequence although the consequences may be more severe than the others.Officers are not taught to march by officers, they are taught by NCO's. No one learns to fire a rifle without and NCO. Basic training and certain elements of the OCS are taught by NCO's. Without respect to NCOs, you lose a lot that deals with the basic fundamentals of military order and discipline. Soldiers think that they have a right to respect when they join the Army, and they do, but they often times forget that the NCO's who are there to lead them have earned theirs. They have been there and done that. If an NCO told a private to go un-tarp the Bradley and the private was not obligated to respect those orders the private could chose not to do so and the tarp would never be removed from the Bradley. I feel that a soldier's obligations to respect an NCO regardless of personal feelings in order to get the job done.
- Winter '17
- Lori Shelton