Respect and Military Bearing

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The Leadership of Military Bearing and its correlation with Respect to Non-Commissioned Officers The purpose of this document is not to document or describe the negatives of poor “NCOs’” but to instead assist and strengthen its organization. It is best to review this document with an open and clear mind while understanding that the world consists of individuals with unlike minds. Yes, the United States Army and its NCOs’ would love for everyone to march to the beat of their drum, unfortunately certain circumstances don’t always agree to that cadence. It is also to inform the reader of military bearing. Yes, it’s a wide-ranging and somewhat unclear subject. Because of this, I have chosen to highlight and summarize its purpose, as described in the United States Army Doctrine Reference Publication 6-22, in which ALL soldiers should be familiarize themselves with if not already. As I currently recruit writing patterns and mental observations dealing with the subject at hand. I am reminded of my Drill Instructors and the way in which they carried themselves. 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. What would a common civilian assume its definition? I asked one of my nieces this question and her response was “how to bear with the military and its commands.” She isn’t really too far from its true meaning but according to the United

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