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From my past 3 years that I have spent in the army I have learned so many things. I have learned discipline, structure, and responsibility. Recently I have made a mistake by being late to formation. This was a huge mistake on my part. As a soldier I am required to be at certain places at certain times without being late, no exceptions. By me showing up late, I disrespected my NCO's which is unexceptable. That makes me dishonorable when I disrespect my higher ups and it also makes me look irresponsible and unreliable.

I know that the core values of the Army are loyalty, respect, honor, and duty. As a soldier is was my duty to be on time to formation and I failed to follow through with that as a value. There is no good excuse for being late for formation. Especially as an E-4 setting an example for the privates. By me being late, the other lower ranked soldiers see this and think that it will be ok for them to be late to formation as well.

I know that the U.S. Army values soldiers that are accountable for their actions. Being accountable means being to work and meetings on time, making all deadlines, being at the right place at the right time and doing the right thing at the right time. Morning formation is the most important formation of the day. It is made to get accountability of everyone and put out any information there that needs to be dealt with. Without accountability, there is not knowing where everyone is or what they are supposed to be doing. Accountability formation is held every duty day to ensure the safety and well being of all personel within the company or battalion.

Accountability starts, at most times, at 0630 hrs for physical training. During this time the First Sgt accounts for the safty and well being of his NCOs who in turn account for the safty and well being of their soldiers. If a soldiers or NCO does not arrive for 0630 formation then every attempt must be made to conntact the missing soldier or NCO. Another formation is then...
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