Responsibility in the Military Essay

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I was told to give an essay in regards to being on time and reporting to the chain of command. First off, punctuality is considered to be one of the noblest of virtues a person is said to have. It marks responsibility, respect, and is the key element in almost every military function. Doing things in time, thus, saves us from unnecessary troubles. What follows are things that I have learned recently in regards to these issues. We should only have to police ourselves when it comes to being in a certain place at a certain time. This, in turn, entails a certain amount of sacrifice. It dispels laziness and removes our ‘take-it-easy- attitude’. A disciplined person should always get recognition and social acceptance, become wanted and appreciated. Desired qualities every sailor should strive for. Another thing I have learned recently is time management in regards to deadlines. Doing things hurriedly or haphazardly can have disastrous consequences. Rushing to meet even the most seemingly unobtainable goals may even end up causing more work if they were done improperly or faulty. Of course not all of these factors are controllable, however, if done correctly, and within a reasonable amount of time, satisfaction should be guaranteed. In fact, a dedicated and motivated sailor, however busy or engaged, finds time for more work still. Juggling multiple tasks, providing direction to those who work for him/her, even someone who may not be in a supervisory position but rather the most base level person can make the best of the obligated time demanded of them. On the contrary, an unpunctual man, far from doing much, cannot finish his normal duties even. By not being available when needed, can cause a heavier workload for these individuals who wish to push ahead and succeed. When individuals are not punctual they cause a lot of inconvenience to others. People have to wait for
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