The Importance of Time Management

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SPC Becky Geiger
5 April 2013
Corrective Training
The importance of time management. Steps to take to avoid or prevent tardiness.

There are many reasons that time management is important. For example, if your unit was getting ready for deployment, you would need to be at the right place at the right the time, to receive any information you or your fellow soldiers may need to know before you leave. If you weren’t there when you were told to be then you would fall court martial under article 87 in the UCMJ, which is missing movement. Should you miss movement, you could face the possibility of being court martialed for being late or not showing up at all. People have also gone to prison for missing movement. When this happens your entire military career is essentially over. This is only one example, as I go further into this essay I will explain more. The importance of time management even applies to the garrison part of your army career. Your whole army career is all about time management. As recruits in basic training we were taught that you need to be ten minutes prior to the formation. We were taught that anything less than ten or fifteen minutes prior to formation, you were late. The biggest thing soldiers have a big problem with is making their appointment on time. If you are on a tasking or a detail or even a mission, you need to let your supervisor know about your appointment. When you tell your supervisor or whomever is in charge about your appointment or other tasking that have been assigned to you, actions can be taken so that you can leave with plenty of time to be able to make it to your next place of duty, albeit a medical appointment or any other appointment or tasking that you may have. If you have an appointment on your off time then you have to make sure you are up in a timely manner to make it to your appointment so that way your chain of command will not counsel you for missing or showing up late to an appointment some steps to take in...
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