Military Discipline is a state of order and obedience existing within a command. Self discipline in the military is where soldiers do the 4 rights without being told, even in the absence of the commander. Discipline is created within a unit by instilling a sense of confidence and responsibility in each individual. To strengthen discipline, senior leaders need to give praise to their subordinates, either individually or as a whole, for tasks done well. By doing this, it will accomplish every commanders goal of having a unit that functions well and builds a bond which binds together the team.
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Selfless service is looking out for other people even if it won’t benefit you. It is a service which is performed without any expectation of result or award for the person performing it. A great example was when I was out at the Atnavics for the second half of the day pulling guard, the rest of the company got to go home and my NCO came out to relieve me.
Even though it was hot and I know he wanted to go home, he let me go home instead. I was being selfish by not being on time. I wasted my chain of commands time to have them call me and find out that I was still sleeping and to waist my battle buddies time waiting for my NCOs to call me. The more disciplined you are the more you realize that by helping out the unit will really benefit you too. When you help your battle buddy with their rucksack so they don’t hurt themselves really you are helping the unit. That soldier will be able to perform the mission better because you helped him. Had you not, he might have sprained an ankle or pulled a muscle, therefore, not completing the mission because he’s in the hospital. Honor can be defined in so many ways. The way that I define honor is the show of respect and esteem to another. Also, it’s the devotion to ones unit, family or country. By being undisciplined and late to PT on Wednesday, I was showing dishonor rather than honor. I wasn’t showing that I am devoted to my unit. I wasn’t showing that I am .
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