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Kaplan22 January 2018Meeting Deadlines, Direct Orders, and Respect    This essay will outline the criticality of the importance of meeting deadlines, following direct orders when directed, and courtesies in regards to respect, both within and outside of the army. Meeting Deadlines    Ultimately, meeting deadlines on or about mission critical taskings comes down to a lack of time management and managing that time efficiently. Fulfilling deadlines Direct Orders    In order to be successful in any profession, both Army and civilian, following directions is extremely critical, else the world would be in shambles. Receiving, comprehending, and acting upon given orders is a valuable and necessary skill in the Army, and in life, so events, missions, and tasks can proceed as directed in an orderly fashion. Following directions is critical in preventing a mis-step, injury, or even a possible death.     Direct Orders also instill discipline and obedience. Orders follow the chain of command or the NCO Support Channel as a method of proper communication and unity on the task at hand. By definition, Obedience is “compliance with an order, request, or law or submission to another’s authority”(Oxford Dictionaries – Obedience). In the military, this is a critical task, and outlines the success and safety of soldiers accomplishing a mission. The disciplined thing to do when orders are given are to follow those orders. Failure, at an individual or team level, occurs when these orders are not followed. Failure of orders also affects the team: lack of confidence in each other and the inability to have trust in one another. Such situations compounded on one another may result in injury or even death.    Orders also allow leadership potential to grow and flourish. Orders passed down the chain to be received by your subordinates command respect and demonstrate ability to follow directions. The abilities of a good leader to follow orders and the ability to lead others go hand in hand, and demonstrate leadership potential. Essentially, if a leader cannot rally their troops, they are not an effective one.    Disseminating orders and the following of them also uphold the command structure inherent in the military. In the civilian sector, a manager or head of a department issues tasks to complete, and the subordinate must follow. This idea is also true within the military. Orders are inherent and instilled from the first day of the military, in that all soldiers say the Oath of Enlistment as their first official tasks to be upheld. The Oath states:”I, (first/lastname) 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” (Army Oath). The line “obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me” is the example by which I refer to this Oath. Following of orders is given in an implied task on day one.     Not following orders also has its own set of punishments. According to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), an Article 15 or Article 92 may be placed upon a soldier based on the severity. An Article 15 is known simply as a Nonjudicial Punishment and requires approval by the commander, a Noncommissioned Officer may only recommend an Article 15. Article 15’s are used to deal out “in house” punishments that do not require the use the court martial system. An Article 92, or “Failure to Obey Order or Regulation” is when the court systems are utilized to punish a soldier for the failure to follow orders or regulations and violations of these orders.Respect    Respect, meaning “A feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements”(Oxford Dictionaries – Respect), is the third Army Value and is a central pillar to the beliefs and principles upheld by the United States Army. These beliefs and principles are representative of this organization and are integral to the behaviors between superior and subordinate, team member to team member, or officer to Noncommissioned Officer, and are central to customs and courtesies that we must all adhere to. Respect and courtesies that travel both up and down the chain are not only critical, but highly revered and regarded by all. Respect is expected from the lower ranks upward, even if the person demanding the respect is unworthy of that respect. Something I personally have heard that I hold close to my heart is that “You don’t have to respect the person, but you must respect the rank.” Thusly, this concept is interwoven into the mindset of the average soldier. Respect of a Non-Commissioned or Commissioned Officer is expected, else challenging of authority is punishable legally, with reprimandation as a possibility. This concept is an integral part of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ), as once somebody joins the US Army, they essentially waive their civilian rights of free speech against a superior, and have little ability to speak their opinion openly and freely without repercussions. Whether you agree or disagree with your superior, a simple “ACK” or “ROGER” is what should be said in compliance of an issuance of orders.     Respect also allows and builds upon structure and discipline. Structure provides order and the necessary balance within an organization or ensure duties and responsibilities. Respect for rank, position, or authority ensures duties and tasks are accomplished by all to the best of their abilities. Respect ensures goals and tasks are executed and met. Respect is reflective also upon one’s own respect and discipline for themselves and others. For example, saluting an officer is a custom and courtesy that hinges on respect. If you do not care about the military, and are rude or disrespectful, and just walk by an officer without rendering a salute, you will most likely get a couple dirty looks and a immediate corrective training from said officer. This same principle applies to a greeting of the day to a senior Noncommissioned Officer. A proper “good morning” to the First Sergeant is fairly respectful. These examples further solidify the idea that without the basic respect for authority, the military would lack structure, rank, and authority. This lack of respect would and can negatively unit cohesion and individual discipline. At the end of the day, proper respect is needed to overcome interpersonal issues in order to receive and act upon orders necessary to accomplish the mission. Works Citedhttps://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/obediencehttps://www.army.mil/values/oath.htmlhttps://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/respectRequirements1500 words on the importance of meeting deadlines, following direct orders, and respectMLA FormatAt Least four cited sources on separate pageDirect quotes <%10 of word count