The Importance of Deadlines in the Military

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THE IMPORTANCE OF DEADLINES

I’m writing this essay about how important it is to maintain deadlines. Deadlines are defined as something that must be done within a certain amount of time. The lesson that should be learned when it comes to deadlines is how to manage your time efficiently. When you can fulfill a deadline it shows to your peers and leaders that you are a committed person to the task that is given. Time frames for deadlines can vary from short or long term depending on what it is. Without a deadline to meet you could simply drag out whatever it is you’re working on for as long as possible, which is hardly a productive way of working. It is therefore important to meet any deadlines that have been set, because there is an expectation on the part of the Non-commissioned officer that you will come up with what they are asking for within a set time-frame. If you fail to meet a deadline, you are left looking extremely unprofessional, and if you develop a reputation for missing deadlines, this could hamper your career progress. Clearly, then, it is important to meet deadlines for your sake as well as your Non-commissioned officer’s. If you have been told a deadline then the chances are that your Non-commissioned officer is not the only one who is going to be directly affected by it. Your Non-commissioned officers may have to answer to other leaders and explain to them why there has been a failure to meet the set deadline. This reflects badly on them and yourself. If you have been set a deadline you need to meet it. You may not even receive a reference if you did not come up with the necessary items on time, which is why it is essential that you organize your time and learn to prioritize. If you fail to do so, you could find yourself with a growing heap of work that never seems to shrink. You certainly don’t want to find yourself in the position of having to explain yourself to the platoon sergeant or First Sergeant why you have not been getting what was...
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