The Importance of Being on Time at Your Place of Duty
By Spc Grant, John
Today I was task with writing an essay on the importance of being on time at your place of duty. I thought about what I could write about and this is what I came up with. It made me think back to one of my seven army values; Duty. What is my duty? It is my duty to show up at my station of assignment on time if not even a little early. Reasons for this would be that the NCO would know that all personnel are present and ready for the day. I know that my inability to be at the right place, at the right time, in the right uniform, and with the right attitude reflected poorly on my leadership which is something that I never wanted to happen. I also know that I showed a lack of leadership, selfless service, and responsibility, which are three of my army values. I know that my inability to leadership could later affect a promotion and it affects the trust that my leadership has towards me. I know in order to be a successful soldier I must show leadership qualities at all times. I know by me not showing up for work made it look like I don’t have selfless service. I know that I must put my nations, my units, and my battle buddies needs before my own in order to accomplish the mission successfully and smoothly. I know that when I failed to show up for duty that I not only showed lack of responsibility but also a lack of discipline. So in conclusion I have learned that the account of people is very high because if one person is gone it could mess up and crew or any team that plays a big role into deployment. I never understood what the role was till my first deployment but you have to always be prepared for the worst in everything that you do. I have to realize that it’s not just me that’s here it’s a whole brigade that makes moves and make things happen. Like I know that I should have been on time and that I should have showed up. So yes I take the fault for that but I still see that in the long...
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