Being at the appropriate place of duty at the correct time is a vital element of being a respectable soldier. being at the right place at the right time is particularly important, reason being is to make certain orders are carried out and to ensure a steady optempo. A soldier can not exceed in the united states army if he or she is constantly late and at the wrong place. A soldier who truly wants to succeed in the military must go out of his or her way to get squared away on his or her place of duty. This concept goes for any person in any career. if one can not carry out the most simple and most important aspect of being a soldier, he or she will be considered a "dirt bag". if a soldier goes above and beyond in just about everything he or she does but is not on time and punctual than or she has failed at carrying out his or her orders. The main reason for this essay is because I did not follow out proper orders and was not at the correct place of duty for pt. although there was a miscommunication through higher, there is still no excuse for me to be un-squared away. I want to be an excellent soldier and I want to succeed in the military, the first step I need to put into action is always making sure I am at the appropriate place of duty at the correct time. this is a simple task and will be accomplished.