Military Bearing

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In the United States NAVY, military bearing is the root in which every service member practices in order to carry out good discipline and ethics throughout ones military careers. The Eleven General Orders of a Sentry, The Articles of the UCMJ, as well as our own Sailors Creed illustrates how a military service member should conduct himself or herself on a daily basis, on and off duty.

Dependability is a major aspect of military bearing. Without dependability, one can neither perform properly in the workspace nor be depended upon by their coworkers, or chain of command to carry out their military duties adequately. A military member is required to be punctual, and reliable. Lack of this in a service member not only hinders the mission of the command but of the entire NAVY.

Honor, Courage, and Commitment, are NAVY core values that are instilled in each personnel’s life the instant that the oath of enlistment is pledged. Honor is the integrity that one takes upon oneself in order to responsibly carry out the orders of the officers appointed over the service member. Courage is the ability to stand up for ones beliefs and ethics that the NAVY has instilled in them. Commitment is the dedication that is illustrated in the performance of each and every individual carrying out their orders. Without one of these NAVY core values, the others do not exist. These core values form the cornerstone of military bearing.

As services members, military bearing is a vast assortment of rules and ethics that govern our every day life. For instance, a clean and presentable uniform, knowing ones facing movements, how to respectively address a senior officer, as well as being prompt for either General Quarters, quarters, or watch. Keeping a clean uniform shows to other members the pride that you take in the obligations you hold in serving your country. Personnel inspections as well as award ceremonies demonstrate to ones chain of command how the effectiveness of this...
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