THE MARINES AND ARMY All individual pride in service aside, every branch thinks that they are the best , and better than all the other branches. But, when it comes down to it, we all fight side by side for America. It doesn’t matter which side you are on, The Marines or the Army. You have to believe it is one world and one fight and one team. Deep down inside all should show deep respect for the opposite team, because we are all doing the same thing.
Upon enlisting each soldier swore the following oath; I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. A general order or regulation is lawful unless it is contrary to the Constitution, the laws of the United States, or lawful superior orders or for some other reason is beyond the authority of the official issuing it. In the armed forces of the United States, officers (Both commissioned and non-commissioned.) are expected to issue orders to subordinates, in order to carry out assigned duties. These orders are assumed (By them.)
Be sure to be loyal to your higher headquarters personnel no matter the rank of the personnel involved, when you are working with the higher headquarters there will most likely be information put out that can save your life or your career, if you don’t show loyalty to them they may not trust you with this information .Work within the system but not for personal gain but for the good of the unit, this loyalty to your unit consists of being where you should be when you should be there and in the right uniform to show that you are proud to be where you are. It’s not only your duty to be loyal to the U.S. constitution, the army, your unit, and your battle buddies but also to your family, whether it’s your mother and father, brother and sister, wife and child, or best friend from back home. If you make sure they know you are loyal to them they will be loyal to you and loyalty from your family really means a lot to you in a combat situation. Duty means to fulfill your obligations (professional, legal, and moral). It is your duty to carry out mission requirements, so if your mission is to secure a sector for 14 hours you will have to be there for the whole fourteen hours, awake, and ready to move if something comes up.
Bearing true faith and allegiance is a matter of believing in and devoting yourself to something or someone. A loyal Soldier is one who supports the leadership and stands up for fellow Soldiers. By wearing the uniform of the U.S. Army you are expressing your loyalty. And by doing your share, you show your loyalty to your unit. By leaving physical training early I failed to support my leadership.
Fort Benning was a great place for me to begin my United States Army career. It served as a fine and descriptive example of what and how the United States Army creates its civilian trainees into community leaders of tomorrow. Fort Benning prides itself on their motto “FOLLOW ME” which carries such stalwart substance. This phrase exemplifies what a true Non-Commissioned Officer should strive to attain and continue, even after reaching that rank. Of the many important subjects in which I was educated in Basic Training, none stood out to me as much as Military Bearing.
Using The Core Values Everyday Many people know the words Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage and what they mean, but how often do we actually live up to them? I learned the Seven Core Army Values through JROTC and ROTC programs and I have noticed that I practically use them everyday. I show loyalty by believing in myself and my fellow cadets here with me in this ROTC program. I will support my leadership and also stand up for the team/cadets. Another way that I show loyalty is by wearing the uniform of the U.S. Army.
Taking pride in your uniform is also part of the Army customs. AR 670-1- is the proper way to wear United States army uniform, the Army is a uniformed service where discipline is judge. Therefore, a neat and well-groomed appearance by all soldiers is fundamental to the Army and contributes to building the pride and essentials to have effective military force. One of the army strengths and military effectiveness is the pride you wear in uniform and self-discipline that American soldiers bring to their service through a conservative military image. For example: uniforms will fit properly, trousers, pants ,or skirts will not fit tightly or baggy, trousers will be fitted and worn at the lower edge of the waist at the top of the hip bone, personnel must keep uniform clean and serviceable( may press uniform if necessary),soldiers will ensure that articles carried in pockets do not protrude from the pocket or present a bulky appearance, while in uniform personnel will not place their hands in pockets, hair must be kept in a tapered
The Army is a uniformed service where discipline is judged, in part, by the manner in which a soldier wears a prescribed uniform, as well as by the individual’s personal appearance. Therefore, a neat and well-groomed appearance by all soldiers is fundamental to the Army and contributes to building the pride and esprit essential to an effective military force. A vital ingredient of the Army’s strength and military effectiveness is the pride and selfdiscipline that American soldiers bring to their Service through a conservative military image. It is the responsibility of commanders to ensure that military personnel under their command present a neat and soldierly appearance. Therefore, in the absence of specific procedures or guidelines, commanders must determine a soldier’s compliance with standards in this regulation.
They know that the world doesn’t need Marine security guards, or even Marines. What gives them the strength to remain diligent is the knowledge that the world wants a Marine Corps. Not only does the United States want Marines to fight and win battles, it wants and trusts Marines to guard personnel, material, and information designated as important to the nation. This is why NCOs embody tradition of the Marine Corps. High standards are a trademark of the Marine Corps.
The word "Uniform" in the code's title refers to the congressional intent to make the justice system in the military uniform or consistent among the armed services. In the Uniform Code of Military Justice is following orders. There are many reasons why a soldier should follow all of the orders they are given because every one of them is important in any circumstance. An order is a task given to a soldier that has to be done in a certain period of time in an efficient manner. There are many reasons of why it is important for a soldier to follow the orders they are given, discipline, an effective combatant, and basic soldiering skills are all examples.