Importance of Order

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The Importance of Orders
The United States Army is a professional organization and many things contribute to it being so. One of the main factors contributing to the Army keeping its professional standard is order. Order helps keep the Army functional and keeps it organized so that we may stay above the civilian world standards. What is order? Order is usually a command given by a superior. We are taught from the beginning of basic training that you do what you’re told to do by senior personnel. You are not supposed to question their authority even if you doubt their abilities or choice of their command, be it may be right or maybe wrong. You just do what you’re told when told. Us as privates better know it as, salute and execute. When higher ranking personnel give orders they are more than likely for a good reason. The orders are passed down the hierarchy of ranks and are expected to be executed with no questions, back talk and or abruptions. Orders are not given just so that the one giving them can hear themselves talk. They are given so that the consequences of given orders benefit us and mold us into better soldiers. For example, if we do something against our sergeant’s orders, we receive corrective training. We do not get the corrective training just because we think our sergeant does not like us. We receive corrective training so that we may learn from our mistakes so that we can see the importance of orders. Order also gives you a sense of direction. It tells you what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, how it needs to be done and by whom does it need to be done. Any plan is better than no plan....even if you don't like the orders. These are the things that have been tried and proven to work. Even what we may think are considered the worst order, if it is followed to the tip, it has a better chance of success than a good order not carried out fully. Following orders is essential to the proper operation of the Army. Orders are called orders...
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