Importance of Following Orders

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The Importance of Following Orders The importance of following orders is because it is part of and falls under the seven army values. Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage. The main values it falls under are Duty, Respect and Integrity. You also take an oath called the Oath if Enlistment and in that oath you vow to obey the orders of the officers appointed over you. Following order falls under Duty, Respect and Integrity because it is a soldier’s duty to obey the orders of his/her non-commissioned and commissioned officers. It is part of respect because you are respecting your higher up when the give you an order and you follow it. It is part of Integrity because when you follow the orders given to you, you are doing what is right both legally and morally. Following orders is a big part of military function and history. Following orders allows the U.S Army to function proper order and bearing. If the Army was created without orders it would be a dysfunctional army and we would not have the pride or history that we have today and that we carry and when we put on the uniform. If the soldiers that served during the Revolutionary War did not follow orders given to them by General George Washington the war would have been lost and the outcome a whole lot different. Following orders was and is not just important during the Revolutionary War but all the way up to Operation New Dawn and in Garrison as well. Following orders in not just important in combat zones but must also be followed in garrison and during training exercises in garrison as well to accomplish daily missions. Just because soldiers are not in a combat zone does not mean they can slack off and not follow orders, we still need orders to accomplish our daily missions and maintain our military bearing and discipline. It is important to follow the orders of
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