Disrespect to a Nco

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The definition of disrespect is lack of respect, courtesy, or flat out rudeness. In the United States Military, there are rules and regulations you must follow, one of them being respect to a non-commissioned officer. Disrespect of a NCO falls under the auspices of Article 91. Punishment may vary according to the offense that took place. Disrespect of a Non-Commissioned Officer can be seen as the following striking, acting in a insubordinative manner , disregard of a lawful order, and or use of disrespectful language. To be considered a punishable offense the act of disrespect must occur while in the place of work. If a soldier is found to be considered disrespectful, than he/she must first receive a counseling session. In more serious cases or in repeat offenders a soldier could be looking at more of a severe punishment , such as forfeiture of pay, loss of rank, court martial, lawful imprisonment, and or a dishonorable discharge. Displaying the proper courtesy and respect towards a Non commissioned officer is a key component to being a soldier in the Army. By showing any kind of disrespect areas of your section can be seen a not fit or ready by the Army"s standard, can cause a lot of confusionan conflict within your platoon, company, battalion, and brigade. It is nor only your responsibility as soldier, but your duty to maintain your military bearing at all times, and a part of that is respecting those appointed over you I.e. your squad leader,platoon leader, NCO, Officer, .
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